Upcoming Workshops 

ArchivesSpace Digital Objects Workshop
Monday, November 5, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
San Francisco Public Library, Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Room (Lower Level)

Instructor: Nancy Enneking (MLIS), Head of Institutional Records and Digital Stewardship at the Getty Research Institute in the J. Paul Getty Trust.

This full-day workshop, co-sponsored by the Society of California Archivists and ArchivesSpace, will provide a practical introduction to the ArchivesSpace Digital Objects module, which is used to describe and provide metadata encoding for digital objects that are accessible online. Upon completing the course, students will have a working knowledge of the following areas: the functional scope of the Digital Objects module; how ArchivesSpace might be used in tandem with external digital asset management systems; how to model, create, and update simple and complex Digital Object records; how to link and relate Digital Object records to Resource and Accession records; how to generate Digital Object metadata exports in standardized formats (MODS, METS, and Dublin Core); and how to apply the content standard DACS to determine the kind and form of data recorded in a Digital Object record. 

During this participatory workshop, students will complete a series of practical exercises, and participate in group discussions about case studies from their own and other institutions related to managing digital files, multi-application workflows, and system integrations. Students are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops (and share them) since the venue will not be supplying computers. An online workbook will be provided. 

Register here.

Practical Coding for Archivists

Monday, November 15, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale

Instructor: Noah Geraci Digital Assets Metadata Librarian at the UC Riverside Library.

This full-day workshop will provide an approachable introduction to the ways that basic programming skills can help you more efficiently tackle common archival tasks. Attendees will come away with new skills and ideas on how to apply them to tasks such as data cleanup and renaming files in bulk, as well as knowledge of resources and strategies for continued learning about coding in an archives context. Upon completing the course, students will have a basic knowledge of the following: regular expressions; Unix shell; Python; and how to apply these three computing tools to archival work.

Students are required to bring their own laptops.

Register here.

If you have a suggestion for a workshop topic or if you have any questions, contact the Education Committee Co-Chairs.
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