Intermediate Archives

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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.

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

Instructor: Gina Minks -

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

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