Digital Curation: Fundamentals for Success #1934  [DAS]


Fri, Dec 14, 2018
St. Thomas University Library
Miami Gardens, FL

Early-Bird Registration Deadline: November 14, 2018


Course Fees

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Full Registration #1934

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Course Agenda

Event Name Date & Time Instructors/Speakers & CEUs

Digital Curation: Fundamentals for Success #1934

Fri, Dec 14, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Patricia B. Condon

Archival Recertification Credits: 5
General CEU Credits: 0.75
DAS Foundational Tier: 1
ICRM Certification Maintenance Program: 7.5

Course Description

Digital archives require professional curatorial practices just as paper archives do. In this course, you'll discover the differences and similarities between curating paper and electronic records, learn a system of best practices for digital curation, and review what any institution needs to implement to ensure the success of its own digital curation.

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

  • Identify the components of team building and digital curation that are necessary to begin working toward a curation prototype in your institution
  • Pinpoint areas to invest in locally to build knowledge and skills to meet the needs of a digital repository program at your institution
  • Review existing digital repository characteristics that best illustrate roads to success
  • Gain access to resources, guides, models, and best practices relevant to the digital curation/repository landscape
  • Recognize and establish relationships within your organization to achieve a digital archives repository program

Who should attend? Practitioners, managers, librarians, museum professionals, and administrators who'll be asked to design a digital archives or need to improve the operation of such an archives, as well archival professionals whose institution is beginning to discuss digital content management for business records, publications, archival content, research data, and a host of other uses

What should you know already? Appraisal of records, providing access to records, and some knowledge of digital preservation and electronic records; this course builds on others, such as Basics of Managing Digital Records: Getting You Started, Digital Records: The Next Step, Thinking Digital, and Standards for Digital Archives.

DAS Core Competency:

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

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

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

7. Design a defined set of services for designated community.

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

Attendance is limited to 22.


When asked “what aspect of the course was most valuable to you?” Participant responses included:

  • "I just attended Digital Curation and I wanted to thank you for this extremely informative and enjoyable course. [It] was very encouraging, with clear instruction on the steps necessary for developing a digital curation program for the Archives. I especially appreciated your direction to the tools that are already out there and available for re-use, and suggestions for practical starting points and realistic goal setting. I feel grateful that I was able to attend, and especially grateful for the discount provided to members of SCA and SAA, making it affordable! Thank you again for the informative session." - Jolene Beiser
  • "The instructor had great personal insights and breezy style." -Margaret Welch
  • "Working groups and hot teams, statements of intent, relationships to build, how to communicate with funders - those things were the most useful."
  • "Practical advice! Refreshing and easy to understand."
  • "I got a great deal out of the advance materials. The presentation was focused, relaxed, and creative. It gave us the opportunity to connect with friends and other archivists." -Mary Grady
  • "As a beginner, I appreciated the overview of the concepts with real life illustrations, vignettes to flush them out."
  • "This was even better/more helpful than I expected. Very solid introduction, with practical tools to move forward." -Daardi Sizemore
  • "I appreciated the general overview of digital curation concepts and how to think differently about engaging people in your institution."