Appraisal of Electronic Records

Certificate Eligibility: 
DAS
Credits: 
5 ARC, 0.75 CEU
Length: 
1 day
Format: 
In-Person
Max Attendees: 
35
Tier: 
Foundational
Description: 

After a review of the fundamental principles of archival appraisal and appraisal policies, you’ll be introduced to the unique issues that need to be addressed when appraising electronic records. Case studies will highlight the practical aspects of appraisal when dealing with electronic records.

Learning Outcomes: 
Develop an appraisal policy for your archives
Include electronic records on records retention and disposal schedules
Address technical issues (such as metadata and software dependence) that arise when appraising electronic records
Appraise electronic records for your archives.
Who Should Attend?: 

Archivist practitioners, records managers, and anyone responsible for the archival appraisal of electronic records

What You Should Already Know: 

Archival appraisal of records, as well as some basic knowledge about digital preservation and electronic records

DAS Core Competency: 
1. Explain the nature of digital records and their lifecycle.
3. Formulate strategies and tactics for appraising, acquiring, describing, managing, organizing, preserving, and delivering digital archives.
4. Incorporate technologies throughout the archival lifecycle.
Testimonials: 
"Mark's enthusiasm for the subject matter was refreshing. I went into the class expecting the session to be informative but dry. Mark well exceeded my expectations for learning the course information and it being fun at the same time. I also found that I learned a lot when Mark talking about his mistakes and the "what not to do" tips. I liked that he was honest and forthright about how everyone will run into roadblocks, some bigger than others, and that this is the time you will learn the most. One of the most valuable things I learned during the course is that there isn't one right way for all institutions to archive e-records and your institution' goals and resources will dictate what you can and should do."
“The technical aspects of appraisal, including ingest, is just what I needed.” — Margaret Welch
“The overview of appraisal polices and methodologies and the discussion surrounding archival preservation components [were particularly valuable]. I thought the hands-on exercises were helpful for processing the information and archiving discussion.”
“The class exercises made me think in a real-world context. We were challenged throughout in decision-making skills related to archival theories and methods.”
"The workshop information is timely and expands on other DAS courses that I have taken."
Co-Sponsor Provides: 
  • Classroom: 6-foot tables with two chairs each or 8-foot tables with three chairs each
  • Instructor workstation (a PC or laptop that has a USB port, runs standard MS Office software, and has PowerPoint)
  • Flip chart with markers or a whiteboard with erasable markers and an eraser
  • LCD projector and replacement bulb for the LCD projector
  • Projection screen
  • Coffee/tea/water for morning break
  • Water/assorted soft drinks for afternoon break