SGA Workshop: Creating DACS Compliant Finding Aids in AT

Creating DACS-compliant finding aids using the Archivist’s Toolkit
Date: Friday, September 21, 2012 from 9AM-4PM
Location: Georgia State Archives, 5800 Jonesboro Road Morrow, GA 30260. Room 210

Take advantage of simple tools and current standards to describe your collections in a stream-lined workflow! This one-day workshop will consist of 2 parts: a review of the elements of DACS- Describing Archives, A Content Standard- and an instructional, hands-on workshop using the Archivist’s Toolkit to create DACS-compliant finding aids.  Participants should be familiar with archival arrangement and description and have past experience creating finding aids using MS Word or other word processing programs; they should also be aware of EAD- Encoded Archival Description- though mastery is not required. Each participant should bring a laptop with the Archivist’s Toolkit Sandbox (Version 2.0) downloaded onto it ( and a short, medium, and long finding aid (both with series and subseries and without) to enter as practice.

The workshop will be led by Dana Miller, Manuscripts Archivist at the University of Georgia.

Archival Recertification Credits-ARCs: 5

Register here.

Please address any questions or concerns to Dana Miller,

Registration is open!

Registration is now open for the SGA Annual Meeting!

Register now for the 2012 SGA Annual Meeting to be held on St. Simons Island, Georgia! Early-bird registration for the conference will extend to October 20, 2012. Early-bird registration for SGA members is $95.00. If you are member presenting in St. Simons your cost is $75.00. Student members pay a registration fee of $70.00 and the non-member rate is $115.00.
The meeting will be held on November 8-9 at the Sea Palms Golf & Tennis Resort. Single room are available at the rate of $99.00/night and double rooms at $150.00/night. The conference rate is valid for attendees beginning Monday, November 5 and extending through Sunday, November 11.  When registering online, use the code sgaresort to get the group rate. Please make your hotel reservations at Sea Palms before September 19!

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