Tools for Managing Digital Collections: ArchivesSpace

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 main 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 main 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 to support digitized and born digital materials. She also manages other digital services that support archival endeavors, including digitization projects and archival access, request, and description systems. Schaefer previously served as the Metadata Librarian for the University of Vermont’s Center for Digital Initiatives and as the User Services Liaison on the Archivists’ Toolkit project out of New York University.

Full Description

Registration for this program has reached full capacity. Please contact Laura Forshay at lforshay@metro.org to be placed on our waiting list. You will be notified if any space becomes available. 

This fast-paced class will take you through the main features and functionality of ArchivesSpace, the newest open source tool available for archival description. We’ll cover creating and editing resources, accessions, agents, and subjects, with plenty of hands-on exercises designed to increase your familiarity with the program. Additional topics will be covered as time permits.

Who should attend:
Those who wish to update their archival tool skills. Attendees should be comfortable working with computers and have had experience with archival description. Previous training or experience with the Archivists' Toolkit and/or Archon is recommended.

By the end of this program, participants will:

  • Be familiar with the ArchivesSpace interface
  • Be able to create and edit each of the major record types within the system
  • Be able to locate additional help and resources when needed.

 


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When?

Wed, Oct. 8, 2014
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

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