Building Advocacy and Support for Digital Archives

Certificate Eligibility: 
DAS
Credits: 
5 ARC, 0.75 CEU
Length: 
1 day
Format: 
In-Person
Max Attendees: 
30
Tier: 
Tactical & Strategic
Description: 

Are you ready to build a digital archives program? This course will provide the core components necessary to gather support, engage stakeholders, and enact the change necessary to be able to handle digital archives in your institution. Participants will learn techniques for engaging collection donors and technology staff in order to effectively collect and manage born-digital materials.

Learning Outcomes: 
Determine who the relevant stakeholders are in your institution surrounding digital archives
Articulate the importance of digital preservation to identified stakeholders
Communicate with donors about their born-digital material
Build a digital archives program within the context of your institution
Who Should Attend?: 

Archivists, records managers, directors of special collections and other information professionals who may be responsible for managing digital archives

What You Should Already Know: 

Participants are expected to know basic archival practice. They should also know the basic issues surrounding the preservation and management of digital archives.

DAS Core Competency: 
2. Communicate and define terminology, requirements, roles, and responsibilities related to digital archives to a variety of stakeholders.
Faculty: 
Reviews: 
"Fynnette was wonderful, energetic, knowledgeable and very good at engaging and answering our questions. I feel motivated and prepared to take some steps at my own organization. This is a "must attend" course for managers looking to build a digital preservation team."
"Having the time to create an outreach message was very important. Fynnette was excellent and energetic. This was a wonderful workshop."
“The group exercises were most valuable. Interacting with colleagues and archivist in the field revealed new insights from hearing their professional experience.”
“I most valued the speaker's expertise and ability to outline workflows and concepts clearly.”
“The planning documents—particularly the outreach plan—were very valuable. I see direct application to my work.”
Co-Sponsor Provides: 
  • Classroom: 6-foot tables with two chairs each or 8-foot tables with three chairs each
  • A large table at the front of the room for the instructor to use to spread out teaching materials
  • A bottle of water or pitcher of water with a glass for the instructor
  • Instructor workstation (a PC or laptop that has a USB port, runs standard MS Office software, and has PowerPoint)
  • LCD projector and replacement bulb for the LCD projector
  • Projection screen
  • Coffee/tea/water for morning break
  • Water/assorted soft drinks for afternoon break