Using the Archivists' Toolkit in Archives and Special Collections

Speaker Sibyl Schaefer
As the Head of Digital Programs for the Rockefeller Archive Center, Sibyl Schaefer manages all digital services provided by the department, from digitization to curation. Schaefer previously was the Metadata Librarian for the University of Vermont's Center for Digital Initiatives, where she provided metadata expertise and managed the Center's digitization ...

As the Head of Digital Programs for the Rockefeller Archive Center, Sibyl Schaefer manages all digital services provided by the department, from digitization to curation. Schaefer previously was the Metadata Librarian for the University of Vermont's Center for Digital Initiatives, where she provided metadata expertise and managed the Center's digitization projects. During that period, the American Library Association recognized Schaefer as an Emerging Leader in the profession. Schaefer also served as the User Services Liaison on the Archvists' Toolkit project out of New York University, a role that included providing customer support and training, user group development, and feature specification. She is currently a member of the Society of American Archivists' Technical Subcommittee for the revision of DACS, and is a co-chair for the ALA Digital Preservation Interest Group.

Full Description


Please Note: Registration for this workshop has reached full capacity and applications are no longer available. Thank you for your interest.

This event is co-sponsored by METRO and the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York.

Join us for this full-day workshop on the Archivists' Toolkit (AT), an open source application developed for tracking and describing special collections. Learn the many advantages and added functionalities of using the AT in your work. The AT incorporates integrated modules for accessioning, description, name and subject authority control, and location management and also provides customizable reports and standardized description exports such as EAD, MARCXML, and METS.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Creating accession records
  • Creating multi-level description records
  • Linking descriptions to authority records and locations
  • Generating EAD finding aids

Since this workshop is being offered at a reduced price through special grant funding to support local collecting institutions, registration preference will be given to those currently working in not-for-profit organizations that hold, collect, and make available the state's historical records. Also, only one representative from each applicant institution will be admitted, so please coordinate applications accordingly. 

METRO will contact accepted applicants by March 1, 2013 and further registration and payment details will be provided at that time.

Organizer The Metropolitan New York Library Council and the Archivists Round Table

When?

Fri, Mar. 8, 2013
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. US/Eastern

Where?

METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003