Space still available in pre-annual meeting workshops!

Register now for one of SGA’s pre-annual meeting educational workshops, taking place Wednesday, November 5 in Athens, GA!

Disaster  Recovery: Wet Salvage Techniques

9:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Every collection is susceptible to damage from water – whether from ground floods or from above through leaks, fire suppression systems, or the water used to put out a fire. This hands-on workshop will give participants experience in dealing with the aftermath of waterlogged materials. Experienced collections conservator, Ann Frellsen, will share her experiences and train you on how to recover collections after the water recedes.
Participants will learn the importance of team effort in how to manage a response, from safety to public relations through recovery of materials after a water incident. In addition, participants will gain hands-on experience in the salvage of typical library and archive collections materials. A wrap-up session includes time for questions, especially regarding specific collections or situations.
Lunch will be on your own in Athens from 11:30 to 1:00.

Registration fees are $75.
Attendance is limited to 20.
To register for this course, click here.

Accessioning and Ingest of Electronic Records [DAS course]
9:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Perhaps your institution has found itself in a situation where a prominent donor has offered a trove of significant Office documents and digital photographs stored on her hard drive; or, an important department is ready to transfer records of long-term value from a file server to the archives; or, a professor drops off an external hard drive and DVDs with video footage from a symposium featuring nationally recognized participants….

If you were unprepared or unsure of how to handle such a donation, this one-day course will introduce you to basic policies, resources, and procedures that will enable your institution to successfully accession and ingest common born-digital materials (Office documents, PDFs, images, audio, video, and email).

Upon completion of this course you’ll be able to:

  • Discuss current practices and resources; and
  • Develop policies and workflows best suited to your institution’s mission and resources.

Registration – Early-Bird/Regular

SAA Member $199 / $269
Employees of Member Institutions $229 / $299
Nonmember $259 / $319

Early-bird registration ends October 5, 2014.

Attendance limited to 30. You may be asked to bring a laptop to successfully participate in this course.

For more information on this course and to register, click here.

This course is co-sponsored by the Society of American Archivists.