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Welcome to the Society of Indiana Archivists!

Who We Are and What We Do

The Society of Indiana Archivists (SIA) is an organization of archivists, researchers, and others who are actively concerned with establishing, developing, preserving, promoting, and using archival collections. 

SIA provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas related to archival collections and best practices, and it serves as a liaison among individuals and institutions working with archival collections in the state.

2017 SIA Fall Workshop

Registration is closed as of 10/6. Thank you for your interest in our fall workshop. Please join us at another SIA event soon!

Through the generous co-sponsorship of IUPUI's Department of Library and Information Science, School of Informatics and Computing, SIA is pleased to host a leader in the area of digital preservation, Dr. Christopher J. Prom, in Indianapolis this October for our annual fall workshop.

Processing Digital Records for Access and Preservation: 

What to Do and How to Do it

Friday, October 20th, 2017

With Dr. Christopher J. Prom

Presented by: Society of Indiana Archivists and the IU Dept. of Library and Information Science School of Informatics and Computing

The archives and digital preservation communities do not lack for theories and case studies regarding digital preservation.  But how should the line archivist turn the standards, processes and approaches developed for larger libraries into a flexible, efficient processing pipeline?  In this hands-on workshop, you will explore practical workflows that can tame that growing backlog of digitized or born digital items—or can help you reach out to donors confidently, if you have yet to take the born-digital plunge.  You'll also work through some hands-on exercises in small teams to actually process a digital collection, before discussing the pros and cons of various tools that you might wish to use to address more complex sets of records or problems.

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