Using the Archivists' Toolkit in Archives and Special Collections

Speaker Sibyl Schaefer
Sibyl Schaefer is the Head of Digital Programs at the Rockefeller Archive Center, where she oversees the adoption of tools and technologies to assist in the care of archival materials. One of her primary tasks is to increase the technological proficiency of archivists throughout the institution in order to fully ...

Sibyl Schaefer is the Head of Digital Programs at the Rockefeller Archive Center, where she oversees the adoption of tools and technologies to assist in the care of archival materials. One of her primary tasks is to increase the technological proficiency of archivists throughout the institution in order to fully integrate digital and traditional archival practices, including the development of supporting policies, forensic workflows, and training initiatives. Schaefer previously was the Metadata Librarian for the University of Vermont's Center for Digital Initiatives. She also served as the User Services Liaison on the Archivists' Toolkit project out of New York University. She is currently a member of the Society of American Archivists' Technical Subcommittee for the revision of DACS and a former co-chair for the ALA Digital Preservation Interest Group.

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Please note: Because this workshop is being offered at a reduced price through special grant funding to support local collecting institutions, registration will be limited 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 institution will be admitted, so please coordinate registrations accordingly.

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

This event was made possible with funds from the Documentary Heritage Program of the New York State Archives, a program of the New York State Education Department.

Questions about registration or cancellation?  Visit METRO’s Registration Info page for policies and procedures.

When?

Thu, Mar. 13, 2014
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

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