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The Indiana SHRAB hosted volunteers and professionals responsible for managing and preserving digital content at the Indiana State in March. Registrants were invited to a free digital preservation workshop on May 31, 2012. The eight-hour workshop was based on curriculum developed by the Library of Congress' Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Program (DPOE). The Indiana State Historic Records Advisory Board, in conjunction with the Indiana State Library and Indiana Commission on Public Records, hosted and taught the workshop.
This workshop introduced fundamental concepts for managing your digital content over time through a series of six modules:
The workshop, which ran from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, included a complementary lunch (courtesy of the SHRAB), and certified public library professionals in attendance could receive up to six Technology Library Education Units. The workshop was limited to 50 participants.
The Indiana SHRAB hosted two paper conservation workshops, "Paper Con 2012," at the Indiana State Archives on March 8, 2012 and March 22, 2012. The SHRAB invited volunteers and professionals from around Indiana to take part in the workshops which would provide valuable information to those who work with, and care for historical records. Paper Con focused on preservation, environmental considerations, exhibiting paper based materials and mount making, and included a hands-on mending and dry cleaning session.
The workshops included a boxed lunch. Attendees could receive Library Education Units, but space was limited.
Click here for the Paper Con agenda!
The Indiana SHRAB partnered with the Society of Indiana Archivists (SIA) to produce the SIA Fall Workshop, Nuts and Bolts: Archives Basics. The workshop focused on "accidental archivists" or new archivists -- some who perhaps have been assigned archives work and are not sure what to do now. The morning session gave participants a chance to work with actual collections in small groups. The afternoon was devoted to management issues that might surprise you: creating a finding aid to assist users in discovering the collection, working with patrons and donors, as well as digitizing your first collection and marketing. The workshop was held at the DePauw University Archives in Greencastle, Indiana.
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The Indiana State Historic Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) held five regional conferences in 2009 for archives professionals, educators, and volunteers. In 2010, the SHRAB provided an opportunity for interested individuals to travel to Indianapolis to take part in the spring conference series. Educators, elected officials, volunteers and archives professionals from around Indiana attended many of the five conferences, contributing to the program's success.
Thursday, March 25 - Archives I - Introduction to bibliographic controls, basic archival principles and care of collections.
- Power Point: Establishing Intellectual Control
Tuesday, April 6 - Archives II - Advanced archival topics including use of Web 2.0 for item registration, copyright and privacy issues affecting use of collections and dating methods for photographic images.
Thursday, April 8 - Preservation - Introduction to preservation principles and basic conservation treatments.
Tuesday, April 13 - Govt. Records - Topics for State and county officials covering records retention, microfilming, and public access issues.
- Power Point: Effective Records Management
- Power Point: Indiana Public Access Update
Friday, April 16 - E-Records - An in-depth look at electronic records and how to manage them. Topics include: electronic recordkeeping, metadata, digital preservation and a discussion of digital repositories.
- Power Point: Electronic Records Management