Society of Indiana Archivists
Preserving Indiana History

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2017 Fall Workshop Registrant Information 

Learning Objectives





LEU/ARC information


Workshop Slides + Lecture Recording 

Learning Objectives

This workshop will explore practical methods and tools to help archivists, librarians, and others dealing with digital records preservation build consistent and efficient processing workflows. Participants are encouraged to share specific procedural questions and concerns that may be addressed during the Q&A session. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the four main elements of an archival information packet (AIP);
  • Specify which systems or tools will be used to compose an AIP and provide access to the processed records;
  • Exhibit an understanding of the six main steps in processing digital records;
  • Develop a processing plan for born digital records (supplied by instructor or from own institution);
  • Demonstrate competence with three or more software tools used to arrange born-digital records and produce simple preservation metadata for those records;
  • Arrange and describe a set of records to develop a single level-optimum archival description, as specified in Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS).

    The workshop content will be broken into three sessions.  Participants will work in pairs on the following:

    1. Forming an archival packet and tools to compose one (learning objectives one and two)

    2. Processing workflows and planning (objectives three and four)

    3. Processing implementation (objectives five and six)

    The workshop is framed around specific actions archivists can take to get started preserving digital materials, establishing priorities, and workflows, as a means to be better understanding and building toward a long-term preservation plan.


    Chris Prom has suggested the following

    Born Digital Minimal Processing posts on LC website :

    Goldman, B. (2014, June). Outfitting a born-digital archives program. Practical Technology for Archives.

    Digital POWRR NEH Final Report, here. (no need to read in detail, Prom suggests skimming it)

    Goldman, B. (2011). Bridging the gap: Taking practical steps toward managing born-digital collections in manuscript repositories. RBM: A Journal of Rare Books Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage, 12(1), 11-24. (a bit old now, but still good)


    Point of clarification: Participants do not need to bring a laptop for this workshop, as hands-on sessions will take place in a computer lab. 

    All workshop sessions will be held at the Informatics and Communications Technology Complex (IT on campus maps). If you need navigational assistance on campus, the front desk of the IT building is 317-274-2444.

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

    Registration will be on the second floor in front of IT 252 beginning at 8:15 a.m.

    Full agenda

    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.

    Please be advised

    The 9-10 lecture portion will be recorded and published online (School of Informatics & Computing colloquia series page: )


    Parking validations will be available for all attendees upon arrival, courtesy of the Department of Library and Information Science.* Attendees may park in any visitor parking lot on the campus, however, the closest visitor parking structure is the Gateway Garage (Labeled XL on the map) located at 525 N. Blackford St. (diagonally across from the IT building)

    Instructions on using the validation:

    • Pull to garage exit lane
    • Insert garage ticket (ticket pulled at garage entry) into the machine
    • Once the amount due appears on the screen ($0), insert the validation ticket
    • Gate will lift to allow the vehicle to exit
    Parking tips and construction updates:

    *Note: Validations may be used when exiting the garage, once. If you plan to leave campus and drive to lunch, please familiarize yourself with visitor parking rates:  


    Lunch is not included in the workshop registration.

    Map of downtown Indy dining spots

    Within walking distance of IUPUI Informatics building:

    Stardust Café at Indiana Historical Society (8 min)

    Campus Center – Dining options include Grill Nation, E&G Bistro, Crisp, Chick-Fil-A (8 min)

    Le Peep Restaurant (11 min)

    Farmers’ Market Café at Indiana State Museum (12 min)

    Eiteljorg Museum Café (12 min) 

    Taco Bell, Qdoba, Noodles & Co., Sushi Boss, Papa John’s – All at Indiana Ave. & University Blvd. (12 min, ample parking available)

    TGI Friday’s on West Washington Street (13 min)

    LEU/ARC information

    About LEUs:

    Workshop participants may apply for the following credit after verified attendance at the relevant sessions:

    • Lecture on Archival Connections Research Project (1 LEU)
    • Workshop (4 TLEUs)
    Contact information for receiving certificates will be provided at the close of the day. 

    About ARCs and tracking professional development activities to maintain Certified Archivist status:

    This workshop has been pre-approved for 2 ARC credits in Section B.3.d.


    Your SIA Communications Committee will be sharing insights from the fall workshop. 

    Follow us! @INarchivist + join the conversation: 

    #SIAFA17 #DigiPres #DigitalPreservation #INarchivist #ArchivesMonth

    Workshop Slides + Lecture Recording

    Dr. Prom's slides are on his website:

    The recorded lecture on IUPUI's School of Informatics & Computing website: 

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