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Sunday, August 16
 

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
 
Monday, August 17
 

9:00am

Managing Audiovisual Digitization Projects (NEW!) #1615
Limited Capacity seats available

Course Fees: Advance / Regular

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

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

Audiovisual media are found in most archival repositories and present numerous preservation, access, and technical challenges. Recent studies show that between degradation and equipment obsolescence, most media will be unable to be preserved in another 10-15 years. Through lecture, writing exercises, and hands-on activities, participants will learn how to plan and implement the digitization and preservation of audiovisual materials.

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





  • Implement a survey of holdings for audiovisual media and prioritize for digitization;



  • Recognize a/v digitization standards and identify resources to follow standards as they develop;



  • Create and implement a plan for digitization projects; and



  • Identify digitization funding sources.






Who should attend?
Archivists, librarians, and museum professionals.

Knowledge assumed for this course:
A basic understanding of physical audio and video formats and general knowledge of the outcomes of digitization projects for any format. Knowledge of basic archival and preservation theory and practice.

Attendance is limited to 35.


Speakers
avatar for George Blood

George Blood

Owner, George Blood Audio/Video/Film
George Blood has worked in classical music production since receiving his bachelor's degree in Music Theory from the University of Chicago in 1983. While recording live concerts (from student recitals to opera and major symphony orchestras) since 1982, he documented over 4,000 live... Read More →
avatar for Robin Pike

Robin Pike

Manager, Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting, University of Maryland Libraries, United States of America
avatar for Joshua Ranger

Joshua Ranger

Senior Consultant, AVPS
Joshua (M.) Ranger is a Senior Consultant with AVPreserve where he leads Collection Assessment and Inventory projects, specializing in data analysis and communication in support of planning, advocacy, collection management, and resource development. Recent projects have focused on... Read More →


Monday August 17, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Digital Public Library, Room 341 Cleveland Public Library, 325 Superior Ave., N.E., Cleveland, OH 44114

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.
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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
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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