Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Workshop - Creating DACS-compliant finding aids using the Archivist's Toolkit
Creating DACS-compliant finding aids using the Archivist's Toolkit Date: Friday, September 21, 2012 from 9AM-4PM Location: Georgia State Archives, 5800 Jonesboro Road Morrow, GA 30260. Room 210 Abstract: Take advantage of simple tools and current standards to describe your collections in a stream-lined workflow! This one-day workshop will consist of 2 parts: a review of the elements of DACS- Describing Archives, A Content Standard- and an instructional, hands-on workshop using the Archivist's Toolkit to create DACS-compliant finding aids. Participants should be familiar with archival arrangement and description and have past experience creating finding aids using MS Word or other word processing programs; they should also be aware of EAD- Encoded Archival Description- though mastery is not required. Each participant should bring a laptop with the Archivist's Toolkit Sandbox (Version 2.0) downloaded onto it (http://archiviststoolkit.org/support/sandbox2.0) and a short, medium, and long finding aid (both with series and subseries and without) to enter as practice. Register at http://soga.org/events?eventId=531303&EventViewMode=2&CalendarViewType=0&SelectedDate=8/3/2012. Please address any questions or concerns to Dana Miller, email@example.com.