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Archival Events

    • May 29, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Zoom
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    This is a continuation of the series from LILRC's Nicole Menchise that discusses the principles of collecting and maintaining archives.

    Archival Description is more than using adjectives and one's own perceptions about an object to determine its context like the subject of a photograph.  This program will provide an overview of the different elements as laid out by the Society of American Archivist's (SAA) Describing Archives a Content Standard, better known as DACS.  DACS may have been designed for consistency in creating Finding Aids, but these standards can be applied to describe collection materials you are cataloging from the general to the specific whether you are using a material management software or a spreadsheet.

    From the SAA website: "Archival description enables archivists to distill masses of information about records...what they are, what they mean and the historical process by which they were created and maintained...Good archival description cannot just depict the physical and intellectual characteristics of documents.  It must communicate how the accumulation of documents in a collection represents and provides evidence of the major functions of an organization or individual.  This contextual description is key to meaning-making and gives users the tools necessary to effectively evaluate the value of records as evidence and information."

    Recommended for individuals who are new to processing archives. 

    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org.

    Professional Development Hours: 1.5 (.15 CEUs)

    Program Recording:  Yes 

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS -

    1. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org to check your registration.

    2.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org
    • June 11, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    In addition to photographs, families captured their memories on 8 millimeter (mm) film beginning from the late-1930s into the 1980s (until videotape dominated the American consumer market). By the 1960s, it was superseded by Super 8mm film which allowed for a wider image to be captured. These films were generally captured at home around the holidays, at various celebrations, on vacation, or during any sort of leisure activity. There‚Äôs a good chance that your family or the library/historical organization you work at, also has films like this of your hometown. Now is the chance to pull them off the shelf and get them digitized.

    LILRC's Project Archivist Robert Anen will offer a program on how LILRC members can now submit digitization requests for both 8mm films and Super 8mm films. He will show you how we digitize films at LILRC, how to identify 8mm film formats when you encounter them in your collections, how to determine if you are looking at a film or a tape, how to properly store your films, what goes into inspecting a film before digitization, and show you the digitization process of a film in real time.

    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org.

    Professional Development Hours: 1.5 (.15 CEUs)

    Program Recording:  Yes

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS -

    1. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org to check your registration.

    2.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org

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