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2017 SIA Fall Workshop

Processing Digital Records for Access and Preservation: 

What to Do and How to Do it

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

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.

About the facilitator:  
Chris Prom is the Andrew S. G. Turyn Professor and Assistant University Archivist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Over the past 16 years, he has led many initiatives to make archival materials at Illinois more accessible and usable, and to help his colleagues at other archives and Libraries to do likewise.

Full bio here:  

Dept. of Library & Information Science
School of Informatics & Computing
535 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

on IUPUI's campus


8:15-8:50 Arrival/Registration

Network with colleges over a light breakfast [IT 252]

8:50 Welcome/Introductions

9-10 Keynote on Archival Connections research [IT 252]

Notice to participants: this hour will be recorded and the video will be posted to the DLIS site

10-10:15 Break [IT 252]

10:15- 11:45 Workshop [IT 255]

11:45-1:00 Lunch on your own

1-2:30 Workshop [IT 255]

2:30-2:45 Break [IT 109]

Continue the dialogue over afternoon refreshments

2:45-4:00 Workshop [IT 255]

IT 252: Lecture Hall / IT 255: Computer Lab / IT 109: Faculty Lounge 

Join us for networking & drinks with colleagues after the workshop.

$25 for student members
$35 for individual/institutional/retired/volunteer members
$55 for non-members 

  • includes a light breakfast, beverages, & afternoon refreshments
  • registrants will be notified of LEU & ARC specifics closer to the date
  • parking vouchers will be provided at the workshop for on campus parking

Registration: This workshop is full and registration is closed. 
 *opens 9/1 and closes 10/6*

More detail about the workshop sessions is forthcoming and additional logistical information about the location and parking will be available in early October.

Scholarship Opportunity

Are you a volunteer or new employee in the field of archives or special collections within the state of Indiana? Are you interested in going to SIA’s fall workshop?

Apply now for the John Newman Professional Development Scholarship. The scholarship waives the cost of the workshop and offers a check for $150 to help cover hotel and travel expenses.

Send a statement of 200-300 words about why the workshop will help you gain knowledge and experience useful in your volunteering efforts or career, along with your name, institution you work/volunteer for, and contact info, and you could win. Submit your statement to SIAarchivists[at]gmail[dot]com.

Applications are due Friday, October 6th at 3pm.

Notes: If the winner has already paid the workshop fee upon receipt of the scholarship, the fee paid will be refunded. The scholarship winner is asked to write a 150-300 word article about their experience at the workshop for publication in the next "News and Notes” newsletter. The applicant must be employed or volunteer in the field of archives or special collections in Indiana in order to win the scholarship.

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