Keeping Collections will hold a number of workshops and special events throughout 2014 focusing on specific tools, technologies, and topics essential to the management, description, and preservation of historical collections in both physical and digital formats.
Tools for Digital Collections Series:
Monthly, $5, 2-hour, after-work, hands-on tutorials focusing on specific tools for managing digital collections. All will take place from 4pm-6pm at METRO. Click on a session below to register. Registration generally opens 6 weeks ahead of time. Follow METRO’s listserv or Twitter feed for registration and other announcements.
February 19 (Tuesday) – Adobe Bridge & Photoshop
March 19 (Tuesday) – Spreadsheets for Data Management
April 17 (Wednesday) – OpenRefine
May 13 – (Monday) File fixity and checksum tools
June 18 (Tuesday) – BagIt & Bagger
July 16 (Tuesday) – ExifTool
Full-day Workshops for Managing Archives and Special Collections:
These free, low-cost, and subsidized workshops will provide training on a variety of topics essential to acquiring, managing, and preserving records of cultural, social, and historical value. All will take place at METRO. Click on a session below to register. Registration generally opens 6 weeks ahead of time. Follow METRO’s listserv or Twitter feed for registration and other announcements.
March 13 (Thursday), 10am-4pm – Using the Archivists’ Toolkit in Archives and Special Collections
April 28 (Monday), 10am-4pm, $20 –What’s New in DACS?
May 5 (Monday), full-day SAA DAS course – Achieving Email Account Preservation with XML
May 28 (Wednesday), 10am-4pm, $20 – Strategies for Successful Archival Processing
March 8 (Friday), 10am-4pm – Using the Archivists’ Toolkit in Archives and Special Collections
May 15 (Wednesday), 10am-4pm – Strategic Planning for Small Archives Programs
June 10 (Monday), full-day SAA DAS course (scholarships available) – Appraisal of Electronic Records
October 28 (Monday), 10am-4pm – EAD and the Web