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The Society of California Archivists Presents

The Future is Now: Digital Initiatives in the Archives

San Diego, CA

August 27-28, 2015

San Diego Air & Space Museum

"Southwest Postcards, MSS 235. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego."


 August 27, 2015 | San Diego Air & Space Museum | 9:00AM-5:00PM

Getting Started with ArchivesSpace

Instructor: Sue Luftschein, Archival and Metadata Librarian at USC

Registration is open from June 30- August 3rd or when capacity is reached


August 28, 2015 | San Diego Air & Space Museum | 8:30AM - 4:45PM

Enjoy a full day of plenary speakers, concurrent conference sessions, meals, and tours of local repositories!

Download the conference program

Registration open from June 18-August 21

Please email Stephanie Mirkin for instructions on how to register for the mini-conference.

Travel, Parking, and Lodging

The San Diego Air & Space Museum is located at 2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101. Offsite tours will be conducted at Mingei International Museum and the San Diego Museum of Art. Almost everything in Balboa Park is within walking distance (approx. 15 minutes) and there are free shuttles that run throughout the day for Balboa Park guests. 

Please see these locations on the Balboa Park map

San Diego Air & Space Museum (no. 25), 2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

Mingei International Museum (no. 8), 2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

San Diego Museum of Art (no. 10) 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101 

The San Diego Airport is a 15 minute drive/cab ride from Balboa Park. For more information about planning your visit to Balboa Park and hotel accommodations, please click here. 

All day free parking is available in front of the San Diego Air & Space Museum. If this lot fills, then there is another adjacent lot and also parking in the Organ Pavilion lot. Some spaces are time restricted, but are marked. Do not park in these time restricted spots over the time limit or you will get a ticket. 

SCA Mini -Conference Program Committee: Katie Richardson (Chair), Kristi Ehrig-Burgess, Rebecca Fenning Marshall, Mallory Furnier, Stephanie Mirkin, Katrina Pescador, Alan Renga, and Michaela Ullmann

Available Presentations
(Note: copyright belongs to the presenters. This list will be updated as needed)

Session 1 - Capturing Community and Cultural Content
Session 2 - Teaching with Primary Sources in a Digital Environment
Session 3 - Technology and the Archives
Session 4 - Search, Map, Engage! How Digital Initiatives at USC are Transforming the Use and Reach of Our Materials
Session 5 - Digital in a Flash: Lightning Talks on Digitizing, Describing, Accessing, and Utilizing Digital Resources

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