Appraisal of Digital Records #1953  [DAS]


Fri, Mar 1, 2019
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

Additional details

Early-Bird Registration Deadline: February 1, 2019


Lodging & Travel Information

Holiday Inn Milwaukee Riverfront
4700 N. Port Washington Road
Milwaukee, WI 53212

Course Fees

Registration Type Fees: Early-Bird / Regular

Full Registration #1953

SAA Member $199 / $249
Employees of SAA Member Institutions $239 / $299
Nonmember $279 / $349

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Course Agenda

Event Name Date & Time Instructors/Speakers & CEUs

Appraisal of Digital Records #1953

Fri, Mar 1, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mark J. Myers

General CEU Credits: 0.75
Archival Recertification Credits: 5
DAS Foundational Tier: 1
ICRM Certification Maintenance Program: 6.5

Course Description

After a review of the fundamental principles of archival appraisal and appraisal policies, you’ll be introduced to the unique issues that need to be addressed when appraising electronic records. Case studies will highlight the practical aspects of appraisal when dealing with electronic records.

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

  • Develop an appraisal policy for your archives
  • Include electronic records on records retention and disposal schedules
  • Address technical issues (such as metadata and software dependence) that arise when appraising electronic records
  • Appraise electronic records for your archives.

Who Should Attend? Archivist practitioners, records managers, and anyone responsible for the archival appraisal of electronic records

What You Should Already Know: Archival appraisal of records, as well as some basic knowledge about digital preservation and electronic records

DAS Core Competency: 

1. Explain the nature of digital records and their lifecycle.

3. Formulate strategies and tactics for appraising, acquiring, describing, managing, organizing, preserving, and delivering digital archives.

4. Incorporate technologies throughout the archival lifecycle.

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

Attendance limited to 35.


Responses to "what aspect of the workshop was most valuable to you?" included:

  • “The technical aspects of appraisal, including ingest, is just what I needed.” -Margaret Welch
  • “The overview of appraisal polices and methodologies and the discussion surrounding archival preservation components [were particularly valuable]. I thought the hands-on exercises were helpful for processing the information and archiving discussion.”
  • “The class exercises made me think in a real-world context. We were challenged throughout in decision-making skills related to archival theories and methods.”