Basic Electronic Records

This course has been retired.
Certificate Eligibility: 
5 ARC, 0.75 CEU, 6.5 ICRM
1 day
Max Attendees: 

Participants are introduced to the principles of appraising, accessioning, preserving, and providing access to records in digital formats.

Learning Outcomes: 
Identify goals and objectives for addressing electronic records within a specific institution's mission
Discuss and examine various technical and organizational issues
Develop a tentative plan for action within a specific organization
Who Should Attend: 

Archivists who have a good understanding of archival principles and techniques but need training in how to apply those principles to records in electronic form

What You Should Already Know: 

Participants are expected to have basic archival training and education

"The instructor did an excellent job of setting the scope of dealing with electronic records while also providing concrete steps to begin addressing the problem. It is easy to talk about how challenging electronic records preservation is without providing any starting points. This course was able to break the challenge down into identifiable pieces."
"I'm new to archive work; this was very effective as an overview for the beginner." — Karen Olson
"Discussion of archival preservation standards was particularly useful, but all of it was valuable." — Karen Adler Abramson
"The overview from appraisal/inventory to the specifics of preservation media will provide a good reference framework for use in developing an electronics preservation program."
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