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ArchivesSpace Digital Objects Workshop

  • November 05, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • San Francisco Public Library, Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Room (Lower Level)
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  • For student registration, please submit proof of enrollment to Marie Silva at msilva@calhist.org

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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)


Nancy Enneking received her MLIS from UT Austin and is currently the Head of Institutional Records and Digital Stewardship at the Getty Research Institute in the J. Paul Getty Trust.  She helped found, and has responsibility for, all records management and institutional archives functions for each of the Getty's four operating programs, the Conservation Institute, Foundation, Museum (both Center and Villa sites), Research Institute, and for the overarching Trust Administration. She also serves as an ex-officio member of the ArchivesSpace User Advisory Council Reports Team, as an ArchivesSpace trainer, and on the California Historical Records Advisory Board.  Prior to her arrival at Getty in 2004, she spent 5 years with the Texas State Archives and previously worked in several university archives. 

Workshop description:

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);
  • 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.  

Who should attend:

This workshop is ideal for anyone who has a basic familiarity with ArchivesSpace and would like to learn more about the Digital Objects module.

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

Registration open until October 23, 2018.

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 Marie Silva (msilva@calhist.org). Application forms and additional information are available here.

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