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Sunday, August 16
 

8:45am

Pre-conference Bundles
Register for both Digital Forensics for Archivists: Fundamentals and Digital Forensics for Archivists: Advanced and save!

SAA Member $455 / $515
Employees of Member Institutions $485 / $545
Nonmember $515 / $575


Register for either Fundamentals of Project Management for ArchivistsTowards Financial Sustainability in Archivesand/or Advanced Project Management for Archivists and save!

Any two courses:
SAA Member $279 / $339
Employees of Member Institutions $309 / $369
Nonmember $339 / $399

All three courses: 
SAA Member $359 / $419
Employees of Member Institutions $389 / $449
Nonmember $419 / $479



Please call the SAA Service Center to register for bundled courses:  Toll-free within the US: 866-722-7858 or 312-606-0722.

Sunday August 16, 2015 8:45am - Tuesday August 18, 2015 5:00pm
Off site

9:00am

Digital Forensics for Archivists: Fundamentals (NEW!) #1610 [DAS] [This course is FULL]
Limited Capacity seats available

This course is now full.
Course Fees: Advance / Regular*

SAA Member $215 / $275
Employees of Member Institutions $245 / $305
Nonmember $275 / $335 

*Register for both Digital Forensics for Archivists: Fundamentals and Digital Forensics for Archivists: Advanced and save!

SAA Member $455 / $515
Employees of Member Institutions $485 / $545
Nonmember $515 / $575

Course Description (1 day, .75 CEUs, 1 DAS, 5 ARCs) | You must bring a laptop to participate successfully in this course.

The field of digital forensics often evokes images of prime-time television crime dramas. But what is it, and how can you put digital forensics tools and processes to use in your home institution?

Archivists are more likely than ever to be confronted with collections containing removable storage media (e.g., floppy disks, hard drives, thumb drives, memory sticks, CDs). These media provide limited accessibility, and may endanger the electronic records housed within due to obsolescence and loss over time. Caring for these records requires archivists to extract whatever useful information resides on the medium while avoiding the accidental alteration of data or metadata. 

Upon completion of this course you’ll be able to:




  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles, tools, and technologies behind the practical field of digital forensics; 



  • Explore how digital forensics tools and techniques can apply to an archival setting; and 



  • Consider a range of digital forensics toolsand use some of them to create disk images and analyze their content for different types of information. 




In addition, you’ll explore the layers of hardware and software that allow bitstreams on digital media to be read as files, the roles and relationships of these layers, and tools and techniques for ensuring the completeness and evidential value of data.

Who should attend? Archivists, manuscript curators, librarians, and others who are responsible for acquiring or transferring collections of digital materials, particularly those that are received on removable media.

Knowledge assumed for this course: Participants are expected to have basic knowledge of archival practice, computers, and digital records management.

This course is designed specifically as a precursor to and prerequisite for the two-day Tools and Services DAS course Digital Forensics for Archivists: Advanced

This course, one of the Foundational Courses in the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate Program, builds on others, including Basic Electronic Records, Thinking Digital, and Standards for Digital Archives. 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.

The DAS Core Competencies addressed in this course are: 

#1: Understand the nature of records in electronic form, including the functions of various storage media, the nature of system dependence, and the effect on integrity of records over time.
#3: Formulate strategies and tactics for appraising, describing, managing, organizing, and preserving digital archives.
#6: Curate, store, and retrieve original masters and access copies of digital archives.


Attendance is limited to 25.

Sunday August 16, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Junod Learning Space Western Reserve Historical Society, 10825 East Boulevard, Cleveland OH, 44105

9:00am

Fundamentals of Project Management for Archivists (Revised!) #1607
Limited Capacity seats available

Course Fees: Advance / Regular*

SAA Members: $189 / $249
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $219 / $279
Nonmembers: $249 / $299

*
Register for either Fundamentals of Project Management for ArchivistsTowards Financial Sustainability in Archives, and/or Advanced Project Management for Archivists and save!

Any two courses:
SAA Member $279 / $339
Employees of Member Institutions $309 / $369
Nonmember $339 / $399

All three courses: 
SAA Member $359 / $419
Employees of Member Institutions $389 / $449
Nonmember $419 / $479


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

You’re involved in a variety of projects every day, from small (such as developing a new procedures manual) to large (such as digitizing a collection). But because project management methodologies aren’t automatically included in formal educationor many archival education programsyou may not have acquired the basic knowledge and tools necessary for managing successful projects. Here’s your chance!

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




  • Describe the project life cycle from initiation to completion;



  • Utilize effective project management tools and techniques;



  • Evaluate project outcomes and disseminate project information; and



  • Demonstrate how positive personnel management adds to a successful project. 





Who should attend?
This is an introductory workshop that can also be taken as a refresher course on project management. Project team members who want to become more active in and achieve a better understanding of the workings of their own projects also are welcome.

Knowledge assumed for this course: A basic understanding of archives.

Attendance is limited to 35.

Speakers
avatar for Rosemary Pleva Flynn

Rosemary Pleva Flynn

Principal Librarian and Library & Information Services Team Lead, University of North Dakota
Rosemary Flynn is the Principal Librarian & Library & Information Services Team Lead, at the Energy & Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota. She is an active member of SAA and currently chairs the Dictionary Working Group.


Sunday August 16, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Severance Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44113
 
Monday, August 17
 

9:00am

Digital Forensics for Archivists: Advanced (Revised!) #1611 (Day 1 of 2) [DAS] [This course is FULL]
Limited Capacity seats available

This course is now full.
Course Fees: Advance / Regular*

SAA Members: $325 / $385
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $365 / $425
Nonmembers: $425/ $485

*Register for both Digital Forensics for Archivists: Fundamentals and Digital Forensics for Archivists: Advanced and save!

SAA Member $455 / $515
Employees of Member Institutions $485 / $545
Nonmember $515 / $575

Course Description (2 days, 1.5 CEUs, 1 DAS, 10 ARCs) | You must bring a laptop to participate successfully in this course.

Have you learned some of the basics of digital forensics (e.g., creating disk images, generating hashes of files, opening files in hex editors), but now want to know what you should do next? In this course, you’ll learn how to apply a variety of digital forensics methods and tools in order to recover, preserve, and ultimately provide access to born-digital records. We’ll explore a variety of forensic artifacts, generate reports about the contents of disks, extract metadata, and identify patterns that may require filtering or redaction. Strong emphasis will be placed on the use of open-source tools to process, characterize, and provide access to born-digital data.

Upon completion of this course you’ll be able to:





  • Install and operate the BitCurator environment as a virtual machine within VirtualBox;



  • Explain and recognize the different types of metadata that are stored in common filesystems;



  • Identify file types based on magic numbers (file signatures);



  • Determine potential hardware options for acquisition of data from various types of storage media;



  • Apply several common Linux commands at the command line and compose basic regular expressions;



  • Run forensics tools from the command line and manipulate the output;



  • Evaluate disk image format options based on the needs and priorities of your institution and collections;



  • Generate BitCurator reports and use bulk_extractor to identify potentially sensitive data;



  • Extract and interpret EXIF metadata from within digital photographs and other files;



  • Capture and analyze Windows Registry artifacts using RegRipper;



  • Determine essential points in your institution’s workflows at which it will be beneficial to incorporate forensics tools and methods;



  • Make and justify decisions of professional ethics that emerge when caring for born-digital records; and



  • Recognize available technical strategies for providing access to data acquired from disk images.




Who should attend?
This class is intended for archivists, manuscript curators, librarians, and others who are responsible for acquiring or transferring collections of digital materials, particularly those that are received on removable media.

Knowledge assumed for this course:
Participants are expected to have taken Digital Forensics: Fundamentals and know how to create disk images, generate and verify cryptographic hashes of files, and examine the contents of a file in a hex editor. You should also understand the reasons for creating disk images and using write blockers, as well as the role and purpose of filesystems, file headers, file signatures, and the Windows Registry. We also assume that you know basic archival practice and have intermediate knowledge of computers and digital records management.

This course builds on others in the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum, including Basic Electronic Records, Thinking Digital, Accessioning and Ingest, and Beginner’s Guide to Metadata.

This course is one of the Tools and Services Courses in the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate Program. 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.

The
 DAS Core Competencies addressed in this course are:
#1. Understand the nature of records in electronic form, including the functions of various storage media, the nature of system dependence, and the effect on integrity of records over time.
#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.
#6. Curate, store, and retrieve original masters and access copies of digital archives.

Attendance is limited to 35
.

Speakers
avatar for Cal Lee

Cal Lee

University of North Carolina, United States of America


Monday August 17, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Junod Learning Space Western Reserve Historical Society, 10825 East Boulevard, Cleveland OH, 44105

9:00am

Towards Financial Sustainability in Archives (NEW!) #1612 ------- [CANCELLED]
Course Fees: Advance / Regular*

SAA Members: $189 / $249
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $219 / $279
Nonmembers: $249 / $299

*Register for either Fundamentals of Project Management for ArchivistsTowards Financial Sustainability in Archivesand/or Advanced Project Management for Archivists and save!

Any two courses:
SAA Member $279 / $339
Employees of Member Institutions $309 / $369
Nonmember $339 / $399

All three courses: 
SAA Member $359 / $419
Employees of Member Institutions $389 / $449
Nonmember $419 / $479


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

Sustainable organizations have a business model that allows the necessary time and resources to meet their mission. Archives and other cultural organizations must work to develop operating models to become sustainableeven when in the midst of an economic downturn.

This workshop will challenge you to think (perhaps for the first time!) about your organization as a business. We’ll introduce you to several tools, including graphical methods for evaluating institutional performance and economic impact analysis. These tools, along with guidance on how to ask difficult questions and how to approach tough decisions, will help you develop a strategic plan for your organization as you work toward financial sustainability. 

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




  • Describe the foundations of a sustainable organization;



  • Demonstrate graphical methods for evaluating performance;



  • Define basics of economic impact analysis;



  • Discuss surveys, statistics, and questions that can help you think strategically; and 



  • Discover how the tools can be utilized to put together a financially sustainable model.




Who should attend?
New and experienced archivists in managerial, developmental, or outreach roles.

Knowledge assumed for this course: The instructors assume that participants have basic knowledge of the business operations of archives.

Attendance is limited to 40.

Speakers
avatar for Rosemary Pleva Flynn

Rosemary Pleva Flynn

Principal Librarian and Library & Information Services Team Lead, University of North Dakota
Rosemary Flynn is the Principal Librarian & Library & Information Services Team Lead, at the Energy & Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota. She is an active member of SAA and currently chairs the Dictionary Working Group.
DF

David Flynn

Director, Bureau of Business & Economic Research, and Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, College of Business and Public Administration, University of North Dakota
MH

Matthew Hesekiah

CEO, Neptune, Inc.


Monday August 17, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Cancelled Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44113
 
Tuesday, August 18
 

9:00am

Advanced Project Management for Archivists (NEW!) #1618
Limited Capacity seats available

Course Fees: Advance / Regular*

SAA Members: $189 / $249
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $219 / $279
Nonmembers: $249 / $299

*Register for either Fundamentals of Project Management for ArchivistsTowards Financial Sustainability in Archivesand/or Advanced Project Management for Archivists and save!

Any two courses:
SAA Member $279 / $339
Employees of Member Institutions $309 / $369
Nonmember $339 / $399

All three courses: 
SAA Member $359 / $419
Employees of Member Institutions $389 / $449
Nonmember $419 / $479



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

Building on the basic project management skills you learned in Fundamentals of Project Management for Archivists, this workshop delves more deeply into skills you’ll need to manage more complex projects or multiple projects at the same time. Topics include working with partners, risk management, change management, and quality management. You’ll also learn how to develop business case documentation that helps you get buy in from sponsors and stakeholders, kick off your project, and keep it on track. Finally, you’ll learn how to evaluate the project management process and project outcomes to develop a project management methodology that works for you and your institution.

Upon completion of this workshop you'll be able to: 




  • Describe the skills necessary to manage more complex projects;



  • Apply and share advanced project planning techniques;



  • Develop business case documentation for your project; and



  • Develop a project management methodology that you can use over and over again.





Who should attend? This is an advanced project management workshop for those who have taken Fundamentals of Project Management for Archivists or who already have project management experience.

Knowledge assumed for this course: Basic project management skills. 

Attendance is limited to 35.

Speakers
avatar for Rosemary Pleva Flynn

Rosemary Pleva Flynn

Principal Librarian and Library & Information Services Team Lead, University of North Dakota
Rosemary Flynn is the Principal Librarian & Library & Information Services Team Lead, at the Energy & Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota. She is an active member of SAA and currently chairs the Dictionary Working Group.


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