Business Archives... Establishing and Managing an Archives #1916 


Wed, Oct 31, 2018, through Fri, Nov 2, 2018
Association Forum of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Additional details

Early-Bird Registration Deadline: October 1, 2018

Co-Sponsor: Association Forum of Chicago


Lodging & Travel Information

La Quinta Chicago Downtown
One South Franklin
Chicago, IL 60606

Workshop Fees

Registration Type Fees: Early-Bird / Regular

Full Registration #1916

SAA Member $539 / $589
Employees of Member Institutions $569 / $619
Nonmember $599 / $659

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Workshop Agenda

Event Name Date & Time Instructors/Speakers & CEUs

Business Archives... Establishing and Managing an Archives #1916

Wed, Oct 31, 2018 -
Fri, Nov 2, 2018
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Bruce H. Bruemmer
Philip Mooney

General CEU Credits: 2.25
Archival Recertification Credits: 15

Workshop Description

This workshop presents an overview of establishing and managing an archives in a business environment: what it takes to garner support from management to establish an archival program and how to start, manage, or oversee a business archives. Over the course of three days, attendees have the opportunity to tour three business archives (locations vary) and address interrelationships among archives, corporate libraries, records management offices, and information centers.

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

  • Understand the basic principles of archival theory and the practical implementation of that theory within a corporation
  • Learn how to successfully market the archives and create a strong support structure for archival programs
  • Explore legal issues that face a business archivist daily
  • Develop a sound collecting strategy and a practical business plan
  • Know how to develop a preservation strategy for the records in a collection
  • Obtain an overview of the critical issues such as handling electronic records, changing technology, and multiple file formats
  • Interface with working business archivists to see how they approach collections management
  • Return to the workplace with fresh perspectives and measurable benchmarking standards

Who should attend? Archivists and others who are charged with starting, managing, or overseeing a business archives

Attendance limited to 28.


  • “This course was an excellent overview of how to start a business archives! I would recommend this course to anyone starting out in the field in building up a corporate archives or to more experienced corporate archivists interested in getting a new perspective. This was also an excellent opportunity to learn from my colleagues about how they deal with similar issues. I can''t wait to apply everything I learned!” - Rebecca Contin
  • “I really liked the tours - very useful in comparing our own situation. I also appreciate making connections with professional archivists.” - Russ Stephens
  • “I really liked the appraisal discussion and group work.” - Alicia Shaver
  • “The materials supported the concepts and methods developed to date. The course begins to lay out possible strategies for filling the voids in current planning.” - Gary Wolfe