Intermediate Archives

This class takes students beyond basic archival processing guidelines to address how to deal with specific types of items found in collections such as newspaper clippings and post-it notes. Attendees will take a more specific look at the description of items and folders. Both Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) will be explored more in-depth to help students create better finding aids.
 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Process different types of materials often found in collections;
  2. Accurately describe items found in collections;
  3. Use EAD and DACs to create better finding aids;
  4. Integrate preservation practices while working with collections;

Target Audience:
Any staff that has been working with archival collections on a very basic level or those who want more information on how to better describe collections to assist their patrons.

Prerequisites:
Amigos "Introduction to Archival Practice" class

  1. Archival practice including processing collections and selection of archival storage materials;
  2. How EAD is used to create finding aids;
  3. How DACS is used to describe finding aid content.

Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements:
There will be one outside reading and one final assignment.

Technical Requirements:
Visit Big Blue Button's minimum requirements page.

Session Duration:
This course consists of four 1-hour sessions.

Instructor: Gina Minks - ginaminks@outlook.com

Continuing Education Credit:
Contact Hours: 4

July 25 - 28, 2022

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Online Classroom
United States

Phone: 800-843-8482
Email:

Amigos Member Individual Registration $ 180.00
Non-member Individual Registration $ 360.00