Building Advocacy and Support for Digital Archives #17A4  [DAS]


Fri, May 12, 2017
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

Additional details

Early-Bird Registration Deadline: April 12, 2017

Co-Sponsor: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Lodging & Travel Information

Holiday Inn Milwaukee Riverfront
4700 N. Port Washington Road
Milwaukee, WI53212

Course Fees

Registration Type Fees: Early-Bird / Regular

Full Registration #17A4

SAA Member $205 / $265
SAA Student Member $153.75 / $206.25 (25% Off) limited to 5 members
Employees of Member Institutions $235 / $295
Nonmember $265 / $325

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Course Agenda

Event Name Date & Time Instructors/Speakers & CEUs

Building Advocacy and Support for Digital Archives #17A4

Fri, May 12, 2017
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Central

Fynnette L. Eaton

Archival Recertification Credits-ARCs: 5
General CEU Credits: 0.75
DAS Tactical & Strategic: 1
ICRM Certification Maintenance Program: 6.5

Course Description

Are you ready to build a digital archives program? This course will provide the core components necessary to gather support, engage stakeholders, and enact the change necessary to be able to handle digital archives in your institution. Participants will learn techniques for engaging collection donors and technology staff in order to effectively collect and manage born-digital materials.

Upon completion of this course you'll be able to:

  • Determine who the relevant stakeholders are in your institution surrounding digital archives
  • Articulate the importance of digital preservation to identified stakeholders
  • Communicate with donors about their born-digital material
  • Build a digital archives program within the context of your institution

Who should attend? Archivists, records managers, directors of special collections and other information professionals who may be responsible for managing digital archives

What Should You Know? Participants are expected to know basic archival practice. They should also know the basic issues surrounding the preservation and management of digital archives.

DAS Core Competency:

2. Communicate and define terminology, requirements, roles, and responsibilities related to digital archives to a variety of stakeholders.

If you intend to pursue the DAS Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

Attendance is limited to 35.


Responses to "what aspect of the workshop was most valuable to you?" included:
  • “The group exercises were most valuable. Interacting with colleagues and archivist in the field revealed new insights from hearing their professional experience.”
  • “I most valued the speaker's expertise and ability to outline workflows and concepts clearly.”
  • “The planning documents - particularly the outreach plan - were very valuable. I see direct application to my work.”