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Tuesday, August 18 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Developing Specifications and RFPs #1617 [DAS] LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Course Fees: Advance / Regular

SAA Members: $205 / $265
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $235 / $295
Nonmembers: $265 / $325

Course Description(1 day, .75 CEUs; 1 DAS, 5 ARCs)

The development of a fully functional digital archives requires an integrated recordkeeping system that identifies, describes, schedules, and destroys or retains your organization’s born-digital records.  Successful recordkeeping systems reflect business processes and applicable federal and state statutes while identifying records with permanent value to be archived.  The ideal recordkeeping system interfaces with a digital repository used to curate electronic records and support a wide range of archival processes, including preservation and access.  Before purchasing or building a recordkeeping system, you need a clear list of system requirements specific to your organization.  From these specifications, you can build a good request for proposal , select a system or vendor, and successfully implement your recordkeeping system.

Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Identify and define systems requirements for an electronic recordkeeping system and/or digital repository;

  • Develop and distribute a request for information, request for proposal, or request for quotation;

  • Evaluate and select a recordkeeping system; and

  • Implement the system.

Who should attend?
Archivists, records managers, IT professionals, and administrators who need to define system requirements for an electronic recordkeeping system and/or digital repository and then develop a request for information, proposal, and/or quotation.

Knowledge assumed for this course:
Participants must have a working knowledge of archival and records management processes.  Knowledge of digital archives and libraries is helpful, but not required.

This course complements other Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum courses, such as Thinking Digital; Digital Curation: Fundamentals for Success; Digital Archives and Libraries; Archival Collections Management Systems; and Digital Curation Planning and Sustainable Futures.

This course, one of the Tactical and Strategic Courses in the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate Program, builds on others, including Basic Electronic Records. If you intend to pursue the Certificate, you'll need to pass the examination for this course. Please follow Option 1 to access exam information.

 DAS Core Competencies addressed in this course are:
#3: Formulate strategies and tactics for appraising, describing, managing, organizing, and preserving digital archives.
#4: Integrate technologies, tools, software, and media within existing functions for appraising, capturing, preserving, and providing access to digital collections.

Attendance is limited to 35.

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Cynthia Ghering

Director of University Archives and Historical Collections, Michigan State University

Tuesday August 18, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
George Bush Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44113

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