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Last Days: Early-Bird Deadline for NEA Spring 2017 Meeting

2017-02-17 9:56 AM | Michelle Romero (Administrator)

Sunday, February 19th, will be the last day to register for the New England Archivists' Spring 2017 Meeting, the two spring workshops, and the Born-Digital Boot Camp at the early-bird rate. Starting February 20th -- all rates will increase. So register today for:

THE SPRING WORKSHOPS

1. WRITE BETTER GRANTS: Funding for Archives Work: Preparing Competitive NHPRC Grant Proposals
What can you do to find funding for your repository? To create more access to collections? To better serve your researchers? To preserve historical documents? Grants. Anyone who has an idea for a project to better serve their collections should consider registering for Funding for Archives Work.

Kathleen Williams, Executive Director of the National Historical Publication & Records Commission, will provide expert tips and tricks on applying for a grant from the NHPRC, specifically the Access to Historical Records grant program. Through review of sample projects and the opportunity to begin your own grant application package, this NEA workshop will provide you with the skills to put together competitive grant proposals for archives and records management projects.

2. LEAD BY EXAMPLE: The Fundamentals of Project Management for Archivists (SAA)
The greatest assets in leading teams and managing archival projects are knowing how to navigate the tools, techniques, and relationships. Anyone who has ever worked on a team should consider registering for Fundamentals of Project Management for Archivists. Part of the SAA Arrangement & Description Certificate Program, this workshop will give you an understanding of the project life cycle, from initiation to completion, including addressing which tools and techniques are best, exploring how to evaluate outcomes and disseminate project information, and demonstrating methods for achieving success. Bonus: SAA will provide a $25 discount off the non-member rate for NEA members. Log on to the NEA website to view the promotional code on the member portal.

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THE BORN-DIGITAL BOOTCAMP: A COLLABORATIVE LEARNING FORUM
The Born-Digital Access Bootcamp will focus on building strategies to provide access to born-digital material. Many practitioners in archives and libraries feel that they are not prepared to provide access to born-digital records, but providing access is an important advocacy tool for developing digital processing and preservation programs. For the administrator, access is a visible service to communities as well as a proof of concept for developing policies, setting priorities, and allocating resources to digital processing and preservation. For the archivist, this step helps inform and build stronger workflows for acquiring, accessioning, and processing this material.

This full day event will be heavily participatory, making it more an active experience than a traditional learning environment. Participants will leap from acquisitions to access as quickly as they can. It isn't so much about experts teaching a course, as this is a developing area of archival activity. Instead, the Born-Digital Bootcamp will be about leaders pushing action and creating a space where we can all learn how to move forward together.

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Please note: Both workshops and the bootcamp will be held at The Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis on Thursday, March 23rd from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For more information on these workshops, visit the NEA Spring 2017 Meeting website. Questions? Contact NEA Education Committee Chair Stephanie Call (stephanie.call@ajhsboston.org).

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Attend the NEA Spring 2017 Meeting
"Changing Tides" | March 23-25, 2017
Cape Cod Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis
Early-bird registration is open through February 19th.
See the NEA website for schedules, rates, and travel information.

See you in Hyannis! 

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