Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Workshop - Describing Archives from Start to Finish

Describing Archives from Start to Finish December 04, 2012 9:00 AM Presidential Classroom, Nixon Presidential Library & Birthplace, 18011 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda, CA 92886 This day-long workshop will focus on the basics of archival description. Topics will include: a general overview of archives; description and arrangement of collections, including minimal processing; archival standards for description; and tools for archival processing. Participants will also gain an overview of the use of the Archivist’s Toolkit to create records and develop workflows for cataloging archival collections. The day will include presentations, hands-on exercises, and demonstrations. All levels of experience are welcome. About the Presenters Brooke M. Black is Chief Cataloger in the Manuscripts Department of The Huntington Library. Brooke has been with The Huntington Library for fourteen years. She started as a Library Assistant in the Manuscripts Department and became Manuscripts Chief Cataloger in 2008. As the Chief Cataloger, Brooke supervises all cataloging in the Library’s Manuscripts Department. She obtained her MLIS from San José State University in 2005 and her B.A. in Anthropology from Northern Arizona University in 1996. Audra Eagle Yun is Archivist at the University of California, Irvine. Audra received her Master of Library and Information Science degree with a specialization in archival studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature and Cultural Theory as well as a certificate in Information Science & Information Studies from Duke University. She is a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists. Scholarship Available - The Walter P. Gray III Education Endowment Fund Scholarship offers funds up to $200 for registration and travel to SCA workshops. Submit an application form, including a proposed budget to Jennifer Allan Goldman - by November 26, 2012. Visit for additional information and an application form. Registration: SCA Member/Institutional Member - $60; Non-SCA Member - $90; Student (with proof of active enrollment) - $50. Registrations must be completed by November 30, 2012. Attendance in the workshop is limited to the first 35 valid registrants. Registrants after the first 35 will be notified and placed on a waiting list. For more information and to register, please see Describing Archives from Start to Finish or email Jennifer Allan Goldman (