Digital Curation Planning and Sustainable Futures #18A4  [DAS]


Wed, May 23, 2018
Society of Southwest Archivists
San Antonio, TX

Early-Bird Registration Deadline: April 23, 2018


Course Fees

Registration Type Fees: Early-Bird / Regular

Full Registration #18A4

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

Digital Curation Planning and Sustainable Futures #18A4

Wed, May 23, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Dr. Nancy Y. McGovern

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

Course Description

This course reviews the concepts, principles, and practices necessary for developing a digital curation program to effectively manage digital content (including archival records) across generations of technology. In addition, it will focus on the advocacy, preservation planning, and policy development necessary to manage digital content far into the future.

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

  • Develop a digital curation program
  • Manage digital content
  • Advocate for a program that includes archival content and a standards-based framework to manage it into the future

Who should attend? Administrators with oversight across the entire archival enterprise of an institution and managers who aspire to be administrators

What You Should Already Know: Participants are expected to have deep knowledge of archival processes, years of experience, and at least intermediate knowledge of digital archives. This course builds on the DAS course Digital Curation: Fundamentals for Success.

DAS Core Competency:

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.
5. Strategically plan for the sustainability of digital archives.
6. Employ standards and best practices in the management of 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 35.


When participants were asked “what aspect of the course methods/materials was most valuable to you?” responses included:

  • “The bibliography and other handout resources!”
  • “Lots of information great handouts w/resources to go back and review”- Alicia Shaver
  • “Resources for future reference. motivated me to document workflow and standards.”
  • “Slides were great - very informative / the glossary etc.  Course was great.”
  • “These are concepts that I was, for the most part aware of, but needed more detailed information to help me plan.”
  • “Thinking through the critical concepts of digital Curation.” - Eira Tansey
  • “I felt like it stitched together all the aspects that seem overwhelming & emphasized the need for self-assessments.”