What's New in DACS?

Speaker Hillel Arnold
Hillel Arnold is a Digital Archivist at the Rockefeller Archive Center, where he implements and maintains a variety of technological solutions that improve access to collections for both researchers and staff. He also serves on SAA's Technical Subcommittee on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (TS-DACS), the group responsible for the ...

Hillel Arnold is a Digital Archivist at the Rockefeller Archive Center, where he implements and maintains a variety of technological solutions that improve access to collections for both researchers and staff. He also serves on SAA's Technical Subcommittee on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (TS-DACS), the group responsible for the recent revision of the standard. Previously, Hillel was a Project Archivist at NYU's Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives; Digital Projects Manager for the Foundation of Landscape Studies; and Archives Assistant at the Woody Guthrie Archives.

Full Description

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 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 changes in the second edition of Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), a content standard for archival description. This edition, released in August 2013, contains significant and substantial changes both in its overall approach as well as rules for specific elements of description, including a substantially revised Part II, which provides rules for the creation of archival authority records. Attendees will need a basic understanding of DACS as well as the principles of archival description.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Principles and goals of the revision process
  • The role of DACS in relation to international standards such as ISAD(G) and ISAAR(CPF)
  • Changes in the second version of DACS
  • Creating archival authority records

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?

Mon, Apr. 28, 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