Upcoming events

    • April 24, 2019
    • April 27, 2019
    • Long Beach, CA

    Learn more about SCA 2019 AGM here.

    • April 24, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Long Beach Hilton
    • 16
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    Constructing Archival Authorities: Describing Archives: A Content Standard Part II

    Wednesday, April 24th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Long Beach Hilton, Room TBD

    Instructor:

    Sue Luftschein is the Head of Special Collections in the USC Libraries, where she oversees a department that houses rare books, manuscripts, and archives. Since joining the USC Libraries in 2009, she has played a leading role in helping to improve the care of and public access to USC’s unique archival collections.

    Workshop description:

    Archival authorities (creator name records) are becoming an increasingly important part of archival description. With the advent of Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC), EAC-CPF, and linked open data, properly constructed authority records allow researchers to find information and make connections about archival creators and their materials in new and exciting ways. This workshop will teach participants how to construct authority records according to DACS, and will provide an opportunity to learn more about authority records and why they are important to the work that we do as archivists, and some tools for implementing these authority records in their day to day archival description practices.

    At the end of this full day workshop, participants will be able to recognize the importance of authority control in archival description and its relationship to resource discovery and use; incorporate DACS Part II elements into an archival description workflow; identify and employ DACS Part II elements in constructing an archival authority record for a creator of archival materials; and create both minimum and added-value archival authority records for a records creator represented in their repository.

    Note to participants: You will be required to view 6 short (5-7 minutes) videos in advance of the workshop. Attendees are also required to bring their own laptops to the workshop.

    This workshop is being presented with the permission of the Society of American Archivists. It is currently under consideration by SAA for its Arrangement and Description certificate program. Attendance at the workshop will not give participants credit for the forthcoming SAA course.

    The workshop is limited to 25 participants so please register as soon as possible to secure your spot.

    Registration open until April 10, 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 Christy Horton
    • 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 24, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Long Beach Hilton
    • 15
    Register

    Principled Archivists: How to Make the New DACS Principles Work for You and Your Users

    Wednesday, April 24th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Long Beach Hilton, Room TBD

    Instructors:

    Maureen Callahan is the steward for the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History at Smith College, where she is responsible for acquiring documentation of the ways that people have changed the world on behalf of women and other gender minorities. She has formerly worked as an archives technologist at Yale University and managed technical services at New York University. She holds degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Bryn Mawr College.

    Carrie Hintz is the Head of Collection Services at Emory University's Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library where the manuscript processing, rare book cataloging, and collection management functions for the library.

    Prior to coming to Emory, she served as the Head of Archives Processing at Columbia University's Rare Book & Manuscript Library. She holds an MSI in Archives and Records Management from the University of Michigan and an MA in American Studies from Columbia University. Carrie is particularly interested in developing and managing sane, efficient, standards-based technical services programs in special collections.

    Workshop description:

    Is your description helping your users?

    In this workshop, participants will test the newly-revised DACS principles against real-world researcher needs. The revised DACS principles provide an updated framework for archival description. This workshop is a chance for the community to learn more about the revision process and the rationale for revision. Most importantly, archivists will leave the workshop with a framework for determining how these principles can help structure a descriptive program.

    The session will:

    Provide an opportunity for session participants to discuss and develop strategies for educating our peers and colleagues about the revised principles.

    Ask participants to engage in activities and exercises that will teach them how they can enact these principles at their home institutions.

    Discuss the principles as a tool for advocacy and provide participants with strategies for implementation.

    Everyone with an interest in archival description and the revised principles is welcome.

    Participants will leave with a fuller interpretation of why and how TS-DACS revised the principles, how the old and new principles interact and overlap with each other and with Records in Context (RiC). We hope that participants leave the session energized and equipped to incorporate these principles deeper into their own archival practice.

    The workshop is limited to 25 participants so please register as soon as possible to secure your spot.

    Registration open until April 10, 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 Christy Horton
    • 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.

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