Kentucky Geological Survey to host course with the Society of American Archivists

The Kentucky Geological Survey is hosting a Society of American Archivists course on curation of digital records on Monday, March 12, 2018. The one-day course, “Digital Curation: Planning and Sustainable Futures,” will be useful for administrator archivists managing institution-wide archive programs. To get the most out of the workshop, attendees should have a working knowledge of archival processes and at least intermediate knowledge of digital archives. This course is part of the SAA Digital Archives Specialist Certificate Program, and addresses five of the seven DAS Core Competencies.

Digital archives require professional curatorial practices, just as paper archives do. Participants in this course will learn how to develop a digital curation program and effectively manage digital content across generations of technology. Advocacy, preservation planning, and policy development necessary to manage digital content will also be covered.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Develop a digital curation program
  • Manage digital content
  • Advocate for a program that includes archival content and a standards-based framework to manage it into the future

The course instructor, Dr. Helen R. Tibbo, is an SAA Fellow and professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Tibbo is an expert in the fields of archives and records management, information services for the humanities, electronic information retrieval, and reference service. She developed the Archives and Records Management Program at the School of Information Library Science and teaches its course in Post Master’s Certificate in Data Curation. She is also responsible for developing a new professional science master’s degree in digital curation.

The course will take place at the KGS Well Sample and Core Library on Research Park Drive in Lexington, and lunch will be provided by the Survey.

See here for more information on the registration fees and lodging for the workshop. The lower-cost early-bird registration deadline is Feb. 12. Minimum class size is required, so please register before March 2, 2018.

The Kentucky Geological Survey and the Society of American Archivists will be co-hosting another workshop May 3-4, 2018: Arrangement and Description Fundamentals. More information on that workshop is available here.

For more information, contact Liz Adams, Kentucky Geological Survey, or (859) 323-0518.



Last Modified on 2018-06-22
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