Building Advocacy and Support for Digital Archives #1946  [DAS]


Thu, Apr 4, 2019
NEA Spring 2019 Meeting
Burlington, VT

Additional details

Early-Bird Registration Deadline: March 4, 2019


Lodging & Travel Information

Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain
60 Battery Street
Burlington, VT 05401

Course Fees

Registration Type Fees: Early-Bird / Regular

Full Registration #1946

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

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Course Agenda

Event Name Date & Time Instructors/Speakers & CEUs

Building Advocacy and Support for Digital Archives #1946

Thu, Apr 4, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Fynnette L. Eaton, FSAA

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

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.”