Principled Archivists: How to Make the New DACS Principles Work for You and Your Users
InstructorS | Adrien Hilton, Harvard University and Maureen Callahan, Smith College
Friday, july 27, 2018
In this workshop, co-sponsored by ART and NEA, participants will test the newly-revised DACS principles against real-world researcher needs. The revised DACS principles provide an updated framework for archival description. This workshop is a chance for the community to learn more about the revision process and the rationale for revision. Most importantly, archivists will leave the workshop with a framework for determining how these principles can help structure a descriptive program.The session will:
1) provide an opportunity for session participants to discuss and develop strategies for educating our peers and colleagues about the revised principles;
2) ask participants to engage in activities and exercises that will teach them how they can enact these principles at their home institutions;
3) discuss the principles as a tool for advocacy and provide participants with strategies for implementation.
Everyone with an interest in archival description and the revised principles is welcome. We envision the session to be a lively mix of presentation, discussion, and active learning.Participants will leave with a fuller interpretation of why and how TS-DACS revised the principles, how the old and new principles interact and overlap with each other and with Records in Context (RiC). We hope that participants leave the session energized and equipped to incorporate these principles deeper into their own archival practice.
Registration opens June 15, 2018. Member registration rates apply to both NEA and ART members.
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Harvard University Archives
Pusey Library - Harvard Yard
Cambridge, MA 02138
Please make all checks payable to New England Archivists.
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CANCELLATION POLICY: NEA will issue a refund minus a $10 cancellation fee for up to 10 days prior to the meeting. Exceptions to the cancellation policy will be made at the discretion of the Registrar.