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    • December 11, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Webinar
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    ArchivesSpace and Airtable for Improved Workflow Management

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019
    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Pacific Standard Time)

    Webinar description:

    The Archival Collections Management department at New York University Libraries recently implemented the cloud software Airtable for holistic workflow management to complement its use of ArchivesSpace as its system of record for archival holdings. This webinar, presented by Weatherly Stephan (Head of Archival Collections Management, NYU Libraries) and Rachel Searcy (Accessioning Archivist, NYU Libraries), will focus on the ways in which they use Airtable in conjunction with other systems to monitor backlogs, prioritize upcoming work, communicate the status of current projects to a broad group of stakeholders, and report statistics on their accessioning, arrangement and description, and other collections management activities. 

    Please join us as Weatherly and Rachel share how they have connected technological solutions to workflows in order to promote efficient collection management strategies.

    The cost is $10 for SCA members; $5 for student members; and $20 for non-members. All registrants will receive a link to the webinar recording after the webinar is completed.


    Weatherly Stephan is the Head of Archival Collections Management at NYU Libraries, a department responsible for preparing archival collections for research and long-term preservation. She also teaches archival description in the NYU Archives & Public History Program. Previously, Weatherly was the Librarian for Archival Arrangement & Description at NYU, and worked in processing positions at the New York Public Library’s Archives Unit and the Brooklyn Historical Society. 

    Rachel Searcy is the Accessioning Archivist and primary ArchivesSpace administrator at New York University Libraries, working in the Archival Collections Management department. Previously, Rachel held positions focused on processing, metadata, and digitization at NYU's Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

    Who should attend:

    Everyone interested in learning about workflow management for archives.

    Registration open until December 6. Online payment is required.

    • Questions about your membership? Contact Alix Norton
    • Questions about Registration? Contact Marie Silva
    • Problems with your credit card payment? Need to request a refund involving credit card or PayPal? Contact Liz Phillips
    • December 13, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Occidental College
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    OpenRefine and International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF)

    Friday, December 13th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Brown Learn Lab, Mary Norton Clapp Library, Occidental College


    Dawn Childress is Librarian for Digital Collections and Scholarship in the UCLA Digital Library Program where she supports the creation and publication of all manner of digital projects - from international, grant-funded digital collections to individual digital research projects. Her experience with IIIF and OpenRefine comes from daily use of these tools in her own work, teaching workshops, and consulting with faculty and students.

    Claudia Horning is the Director of the Metadata Services and Data Integrity Teams in the UCLA Library’s Cataloging & Metadata Center. She serves as the Library’s principal metadata librarian, acts as a liaison both within and outside the Library on digital initiatives at UCLA, and is responsible for the integrity of the metadata both in the traditional Library catalog as well as the Digital Library. Her experience with OpenRefine comes both from those roles, and from working in partnerships with graduate students on digital research projects.

    Workshop description:

    This 2-part workshop will introduce participants to OpenRefine in the morning session, and to the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) for archival materials in the afternoon.

    OpenRefine is a powerful tool for exploring and cleaning data -- from tabular data in spreadsheets and CSV files to more hierarchical formats like XML or JSON. Participants will learn the basics of using OpenRefine to explore their data using facets and filtering and how to easily clean large datasets using OpenRefine’s Regular Expressions Language (GREL).

    IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework), a framework for interoperable image delivery, gives an unprecedented level of uniform and rich access to image-based resources hosted around the world enabling scholars to view, annotate, and remix digital images (http://iiif.io). In this workshop, participants will learn basic IIIF concepts and technologies, and will work with IIIF-hosted content to explore the benefits and archival use-cases through discussion and hands-on exercises.

    Attendees should bring a laptop and come prepared to fully participate in the hand-on activities. No prior experience is assumed for this workshop, but you will need to install OpenRefine and have a GitHub account prior to the workshop to participate in the hands-on exercises. To install OpenRefine and download the sample data, follow these instructions: http://dawnchildress.com/openrefine-lc/setup.html. If you do not already have one, you can sign up for a GitHub account here: https://github.com.

    The workshop is limited to 20 participants so please register as soon as possible to secure your spot.

    Registration open until November 29, 2019.

    The Walter P. Gray III Education Endowment Fund Scholarship offers funds up to $500 for registration and travel to SCA workshops. Submit an application form, including a proposed budget to Jennifer Martinez Wormser (jmwormse@scrippscollege.edu). Application forms and additional information are available here.

    • Questions about your membership? Contact Alix Norton.
    • Questions about Registration? Contact Mallory Furnier.
    • Problems with your credit card payment? Need to request a refund involving credit card or PayPal? Contact Liz Phillips.
    • April 22, 2020
    • April 25, 2020
    • San Francisco, CA

    More information is here: Western Archivists Meeting 2020.

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