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3 03 2010

Sorry you missed the More Product, Less Process presentation at the annual Society of Georgia Archivists meeting?

Want to know how to alleviate backlogs in your repository?

Join SGA as we co-sponsor our annual Spring Workshop with the Society of American Archivists. “Implementing More Product, Less Process” will be given on May 17, 2010, location TBD. Check the SGA website for registration details soon.

SGA’s Scholarship Committee awards the Banks Scholarship to an SGA member who would like to attend.

SAA’s description of the workshop:

Backlogs don’t have to weigh as heavily as they do! Focus on implementing concrete strategies for increasing processing rates and reducing backlogs, as outlined in the Greene-Meissner article, “More Product, Less Process: Revamping Traditional Archival Processing,” and learn as you share information and experiences with fellow workshop participants. Topics include appraisal, arrangement, description, digitization, and preservation, as well as development of processing plans, policies, and benchmarks. This array of topics is addressed through lecture, case studies, and group discussion.

Workshop objectives:

* Understand the concepts and arguments outlined in “More Product, Less Process;”

* Implement strategies for increasing processing rates in a variety of institutions;

* Apply techniques for managing efficient processing programs, including developing processing plans, policies, and benchmarks;

* Understand how descriptive standards such as DACS can assist in the creation of descriptive records that adhere to “minimum” requirements and assist in the reuse of data in a variety of outputs; and

* Develop strategies for integrating processing with other archival functions, particularly accessioning.

Who should attend? Archivists who process archival collections or manage archival processing programs and administrators interested in processing procedures within their repositories (introductory to intermediate levels).

For more information, contact the SGA Education Committee at education @ soga.org

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Digital Imaging for Conservators and Museum Professionals

3 03 2010

The University of Delaware, in partnership with the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, presents the course, Digital Imaging for Conservators and Museum Professionals.

Dates: April 19-22, 2010, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily

Location: University of Delaware Downtown Center

13 East 8th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

Instructors: Dawn Heller and Tim Vitale

Course description: Digital Imaging for Conservators and Museum Professionals teaches how to use digital photography to document the conservation process, and how to create photographic images to document objects and collections. Participants will learn to produce and archive documentation images as well as operate a digital SLR (dSLR) camera.

For more information about the instructors, course requirements, a list of course objectives, and a preliminary course outline, as well as to register online, please visit http://www.pcs.udel.edu/art/digital-imaging/. To register by phone, call 302-831-1171, Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Fee: The cost of the course is $900, due at the time of registration. A special rate of $119/day plus tax at a hotel in walking distance has been arranged, but must be booked by March 19.

This program was created with financial assistance from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the FAIC Endowment for Professional Development.

Kelsey Ray
Outreach and Development Assistant
Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation
1156 15th St., NW
Suite 320
Washington, DC 20005
202-661-8070
kray@conservation-us.org