Upcoming DAS Workshop: Appraisal of Electronic Records

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Kennesaw State University Center
3333 Busbee Dr. NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Increasingly, archival records are created in electronic formats. As a result, archives of all types need to be responsible for the preservation of electronic records. After a review of the fundamental principles of archival appraisal and appraisal policies, you’ll be introduced to the unique issues that need to be addressed when appraising electronic records. Case studies will highlight the practical aspects of appraisal when dealing with electronic records.

Upon completing this course you’ll be able to:

  • Develop an appraisal policy for your archives.
  • Include electronic records on records retention and disposal schedules.
  • Address technical issues (such as metadata, software dependence, etc.) that arise when appraising electronic records.
  • Appraise electronic records for your archives.
Who should attend? Archivist Practitioners, Records Managers. Anyone responsible for the archival appraisal of electronic records.

What should you know already? Archival appraisal of records, as well as some basic knowledge about digital preservation and electronic records.

Workshop Fees

Registration Type Fees: Early-Bird / Regular
Full Registration #1337
SAA Member: $185 / $235
Employees of Member Institutions: $210 / $260
Nonmember: $235 / $285

Register for the workshop here.
Attendance limited to 35.

Help Stop Impending Budget Cuts at the NHPRC

The NHPRC is facing severe budget cuts which could cripple the organization’s ability to carry out its legal mandate, which in turn seriously impedes the capacity of repositories nationwide to care for our nation’s heritage and make it available for use by our citizens.  I’m sure many of our repositories have benefitted in some way from NHPRC funding and so we understand the vital service that this organization provides.
Georgia Representative Tom Graves is a member of the Financial Services Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee.  Georgia Representatives Jack Kingston and Sanford Bishop are also members of the House Appropriations Committee.  If you’re a constituent of one of these representatives, please take a moment to call Representatives Graves, Kingston and Bishop’s offices and voice your support for level funding for the NHPRC as part of the National Archives budget
If you are not a constituent of one of these representatives, or are not a resident of Georgia,  you can still contact Subcommittee Chair Ander Crenshaw (Florida) or Ranking Member Jose Serrano (New York) to express your support.  You can find contact information for the legislators here.
You can find more information about the budget cuts in the SAA Action Alert and in this article.

Call for Posters – Tri-State Conference

Call for Posters – Tri-State Conference

Prepared in Mind and Resources:
Collaboration, Relevance, and the Re-Imagined Archives

The 2013 Tri-State Program Committee invites submissions for poster proposals for the annual meeting of the Society of North Carolina Archivists, South Carolina Archival Association, and the Society of Georgia Archivists at the Furman University’s Younts Center in Greenville, South Carolina, October 17-18, 2013. Submissions may address any perspective on this theme as it applies to current issues in the local, state, national, or international sphere of the archival field. Notification of Program Committee decisions will be made by June 28, 2013.

Proposals that incorporate any of the following are encouraged:
Collaboration – projects focused on working with non-archives professionals, historians, researchers, or other stakeholders
Relevance – innovative ways archivists continue to remain relevant through continuing education, outreach, advocacy, and diversity
Re-Imaging Archives – digital projects, virtual reference, changes to meet user needs

Monday, June 3, 2013

Please find the Poster Proposal Form and submission details online here.