Upcoming Event: MARAC Ingest and Management of Digital Collections Workshop, October 23, Morristown, NJ
Ingest and Management of Digital Collections Workshop
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Date: Friday, October 23, 2015
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Morristown & Morris Township Library, 1 Miller Road, Morristown, New Jersey 07960
Instructors: Josh Ranger and Rebecca Chandler, AVPreserve
Parking and Directions: http://www.jfpl.org/directions.cfm
Workshop Preparation: Free Internet applications downloaded onto attendees’ laptops for hand-on exercises
The common use and creation of electronic records has been ongoing for over 30 years, and the rate of creation continues to increase as technology makes it easier and easier to create image, audio, and video files, and as we continue digitizing analog collections. For archives there is a heightened risk of loss or inability to access these records if regular workflows for ingest, management, and preservation are not instituted. This full day workshop will present case studies of such workflows for large and small institutions dealing with digitized and born digital collections, and then provide hands-on training in the use of assorted free digital curation tools (Fixity, MDQC, Bagger/BagIt, exiftool, etc.) that support ingest, transfer, storage, metadata generation, and monitoring of electronic records. Participants will come away with a clear knowledge of how to use these tools and what role they play in collection management workflows, and a sense of how to implement the use of the tools within their institution. Attendees will need to bring laptops with all applications downloaded and installed to participate in hands-on exercises. All applications are available free of charge on the Internet.
About the Instructors:
Josh Ranger is a Senior Consultant with AVPreserve where he has worked since 2007 heading up Collection Assessment and Inventory, with a specialization in data analysis and communication in support of planning, advocacy, collection management, and resource development. Recent projects have focused on non-traditional and production-based archives, including broadcasting collections, performance documentation, and institutional archives. Joshua’s work centers on managing high-efficiency item-level inventories, creating processing workflows for audiovisual materials, and developing preservation plans for unprocessed and distributed collections. Josh initially found/honed his love of information management in the worlds of Natural History, insurance, and the Walt Whitman Electronic Archive. He has earned MAs in Moving Image Archiving & Preservation from NYU and in American Studies from the University of Virginia, and his BA in English from the University of Oregon.
Rebecca Chandler has been a consultant with AVPreserve since 2014 where she specializes in analysis and recommendations for digitization workflows, infrastructure, and staffing. Recent projects have focused on market analysis and digitization lab design for organizations such as NEDCC, the New York Public Library, and the Southern Folklife Collection at UNC. Rebecca is an experienced audio engineer, having worked in audio post-production at Broadway Video, Creative Group, and Sony Music Studios. She earned her MLIS with an Archives certificate from Pratt Institute and holds a BM in Music Technology from NYU.
Online Registration is available at https://marac.memberclicks.net/index.php?
For questions regarding workshop registration, contact: the MARAC Administrator at admini…@marac.info.
For additional information about the workshop, contact: Laurie Rizzo, 302.658.2400 ext. 277 or lri…@hagley.org .
Academy of Certified Archivist credits available upon request.