Upcoming Workshops 

Fall 2017

September 21, from 10:00 to 11:15 a.m. (PDT, Online)                                                                           An Archivist Walks into a Backlog: Strategies for Efficient Processing   

This webinar will present specific approaches to making your collections research-ready using techniques that are readily available and easy to learn. By dedicating a little upfront time to project planning and adding a few helpful principles to your workflow, you can be more confident in approaching a backlog. Presenters Laura Uglean Jackson and Kelly Spring will draw from real examples of their work to illustrate a few of the core components of the Guidelines for Efficient Archival Processing in the University of California Libraries, as well as regale you with examples of reality’s day to day. This webinar will cover methods for tracking backlogs, incoming materials, and accessioning processes; approaches for prioritizing collections and creating processing plans; and tips for processing collections quickly.            

Register online here; deadline is September 15          

November 3, 2017,  from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.                                                                                     Get Hands-On: Improving Descriptive Practices for Born-Digital Material in an Archival Context                                                                                                                         Instructors: Shira Peltzman, UCLA and Annalise Berdini, UCSD                                                       The University of California, Los Angeles

This workshop is designed to (1) give attendees a better understanding of the ways in which current descriptive standards (and therefore, practice) fail to adequately meet the unique challenges that born-digital material often presents, (2) provide attendees with a thorough overview of the UC Guidelines for Born-Digital Archival Description, and (3) through a series of hands-on exercises and instruction, equip participants with the skills necessary to improve their institution’s current descriptive practices for born-digital material. Attendees will leave  with the knowledge and resources necessary to confidently update their processing manuals so that the born-digital material is in their collections—even if unprocessed—is  more discoverable.

Register online here; deadline is October 20    


If you have a suggestion for a workshop topic, or if you have any questions, the contact info for the Co-Chairs of the Education Committee is on our Committees web page.

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