Join us for a workshop or two

At this year’s meeting, you can choose from three workshops, two from MAC and one from the Society of American Archivists.

Copyright Issues for Digital Archives, part of SAA’s Digital Archives Specialist curriculum, is being offered on Wednesday, April 23rd, from 9AM until 5PM. Please note: this workshop is being held at the National Archives at Kansas, just a few blocks west of the conference hotel, the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. See additional details in the post below.

From Theory to Action: A Pragmatic Approach to Digital Preservation Tools and Strategies is one of the offerings from MAC. This workshop is also held on Wednesday, April 23rd and runs from 9AM until 4PM. It will allow for hands-on experience with a number of digital preservation tools. See additional details in the post below.

Soot, Mud, and Mold: Beyond the Basics of Salvaging Archives Collections is the other offering from MAC and the only workshop held on Thursday, April 24th (from 8AM until 12PM). This four-hour workshop looks to be very interesting and will show how to implement your disaster plan, make salvage priority and processing decisions, establish emergency response and logistics, learn about safety issues and protective equipment, perform salvage techniques for wet, muddy, sooty materials, train other archives staff to perform salvage operations, and more. See additional details in the post below.

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Soot, Mud, and Mold: Beyond the Basics of Salvaging Archives Collections

MAC Workshop

Thursday, April 24 • 8:00AM – 4PM

Do you have a disaster plan but still don’t feel like you would know what to do in the event of a large-scale disaster? This half-day workshop takes you to the next step in terms of implementing your plan under stress. Through lecture, simulations, and hands-on activities, you will develop an understanding of how to respond to the emergency, prioritize salvage operations, and work with vendors. Know what your immediate responses should be and feel confident in your decision-making process by becoming familiar with your treatment options and knowing how to get the salvage operation started. Participants will be asked to come prepared with their own institution-specific plans and information.

By the end of this workshop:

  • You will be able to implement your disaster plans when a large-scale event occurs.
  • You will be able to apply your collection priorities and make salvage priority and processing decisions.
  • You will be able to establish emergency response and logistics for your archives after a large-scale disaster.
  • You will be able to make appropriate decisions in terms of disaster salvage of archival collections.
  • You will learn about safety issues and personal protective equipment.
  • You will be able to perform salvage techniques for wet, muddy, sooty materials in various formats and also to pack out large amounts of collection material for salvage by vendors.
  • You will be able to train other archives staff to perform salvage operations.
  • You will be able to identify external resources that can provide assistance in the event of a disaster.

Instructors:

  • Hilary Seo, Iowa State University
  • Melissa Tedone, Iowa State University
  • Whitney Baker, University of Kansas

Cost: $40

Enrollment: Attendance is limited to 25.

You can sign up for the workshop during the online registration process for the MAC 2014 Annual Meeting.

From Theory to Action: A Pragmatic Approach to Digital Preservation Tools and Strategies

MAC Workshop

Wednesday, April 23rd • 9AM until 4PM

This workshop was created as a result of an IMLS-funded study on identifying practical digital preservation solutions for small and mid-sized libraries: Digital POWRR (Preserving Digital Objects with Restricted Resources; digitalpowrr.niu.edu). You will receive instruction in a variety of digital preservation tools and services and will create strategies for building institutional awareness around the need for a digital preservation program using premade, adaptable communications plans. Workstations will be provided for you to receive hands-on experience with selected tools. Resources for further tool explorations, sample digital preservation policies, and other supporting materials will be provided. The purpose of this workshop is to provide you with a level of comfort with the tools demonstrated. You will come away with a plan of action for engaging others at their host institutions.

Who Should Attend?
This workshop is designed for practitioners from small and mid-sized institutions possessing an introductory knowledge of digital preservation issues, such as those outlined in the Library of Congress’s Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Curriculum (www.digitalpreservation.gov/education/curriculum.html), and with a responsibility for digital objects at their institutions. We will not be addressing the “why” of digital preservation; rather, we are preparing for the “how.”

Instructors:

  • Meg Miner, Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Aaisha Haykal, Chicago State University
  • Jeff Hancks, Western Illinois University

Cost: $60

Enrollment: Attendance is limited to 20

You can sign up for the workshop during the online registration process for the MAC 2014 Annual Meeting.

Copyright Issues for Digital Archives [DAS]

Society of American Archivists Workshop

Wednesday, April 23rd • 9AM until 5PM

This course covers copyright legal issues specific to archives of digital materials. You’ll examine the impact of electronic technologies on the long-held law and tenets of copyright, including digital rights management, and acquiring and advising on the use of rights in records. You’ll look at the basic text of relevant federal statutes and significant case law, as well as examine case studies. While participants should be familiar with basic copyright law, a very brief review of copyright essentials will be provided to ground the discussion. The focus of the day will be on how to think through and identify options for resolving the most commonly encountered challenges.

Who Should Attend?
Archivists and others who need to address copyright legal issues relating to the digital archives of their institutions should attend.

What Should You Know?
You should have intermediate to advanced knowledge of archival practices and basic knowledge of copyright law and its application in archives, including an understanding of the basic copyright terms typically found in donor or deed-of-gift agreements.

This course is one of the Tactical and Strategic Courses in the (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate
Program and builds on others including Basic Electronic Records and Providing Access to Digital Archives. If you intend to pursue the certificate, you’ll need to pass the examination for this course.

Location:
National Archives at Kansas City
400 W. Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108

Instructor:

  • Heather Briston, UCLA

Cost:
Early fee for SAA members – $185
Early fee for MAC members – $224
Early fee for member institutions – $219
Early fee for nonmembers – $249
Early-bird registration deadline is March 27, 2014.

You must register directly with SAA for this workshop!
Register with SAA online or by fax or e-mail by downloading the registration form.