Upcoming events

    • 08 May 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Strozier Library, Tallahassee, Florida

    NOTE: Registration for this pre-conference event is external to the SFA site and cannot be combined with registration for the annual meeting itself. Please follow the instructions below to register for this event.

    Building Advocacy and Support for Digital Archives #18A1

    Tue, May 8, 2018
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Taught by Fynnette L. Eaton

    Archival Recertification Credits: 5 / General CEU Credits: 0.75 / DAS Tactical & Strategic: 1 / ICRM Certification Maintenance Program: 6.5

    Register for this Event

    Fees (Early Bird/Regular)
    SAA Member $199 / $249
    Employees of Member Institutions $239 / $299
    Nonmember $279 / $349
    *SFA members receive a discount; please refer to the announcement via our listserv or contact SFA for the discount code*

    Early Bird Deadline is April 23, 2018

    Course Description

    Are you ready to build a digital archives program? This course will provide the core components necessary to gather support, engage stakeholders, and enact the change necessary to be able to handle digital archives in your institution. Participants will learn techniques for engaging collection donors and technology staff in order to effectively collect and manage born-digital materials.

    Upon completion of this course you'll be able to:

    • Determine who the relevant stakeholders are in your institution surrounding digital archives
    • Articulate the importance of digital preservation to identified stakeholders
    • Communicate with donors about their born-digital material
    • Build a digital archives program within the context of your institution

    Who should attend? Archivists, records managers, directors of special collections and other information professionals who may be responsible for managing digital archives

    What Should You Know: Participants are expected to know basic archival practice. They should also know the basic issues surrounding the preservation and management of digital archives.

    DAS Core Competency:

    2. Communicate and define terminology, requirements, roles, and responsibilities related to digital archives to a variety of stakeholders.

    If you intend to pursue the DAS Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

    Attendance is limited to 20.

    Register for this event

    • 08 May 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Strozier Library, Tallahassee, Florida
    • 19

    This full-day workshop will cover disaster preparedness and response for cultural heritage collections. Participants will learn about the basic elements of a disaster plan and how to create or update a plan for their organization. Planning exercises will help institutions prioritize next steps for creating or updating their plans. Risk assessment will be discussed and covered in an exercise, so participants can gain skills to assess and mitigate risks at their own institution. The workshop will include a hands-on portion where participants will stabilize wet collections materials, including books, papers, and audiovisual materials, and actively learn about appropriate drying methods to effectively salvage materials. It will be taught by Lyrasis Consultant Annie Peterson.

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Understanding of the elements of a disaster plan, and how to write one
    • Participants prioritize steps for planning and preparedness at their institution
    • Identification of supplies for building a disaster response kit appropriate to the participant’s institution
    • Experience identifying risks at an institution and suggesting mitigation strategies
    • Experience working with wet collections materials


    This workshop is appropriate for representatives from cultural heritage institutions who are seeking experience in hands-on recovery of materials, or are looking to update, improve, or create a disaster plan that includes their collections. The workshop will address recovery of library and archives materials, but will address both general, circulating and special collections materials.

    This workshop is limited to 25 participants. Once the workshop is full, a wait list will be started. 

    Cost: $50

    • 09 May 2018
    • 11 May 2018
    • Hotel Duval, 415 N Monroe St Tallahassee, FL 32301


    Early Bird Registration (Deadline April 9, 2018): $115
    Regular Registration (Deadline May 1, 2018): $140
    Onsite Registration: $150 (Thursday lunch is not guaranteed)
    Student Registration (Deadline May 1, 2018): $50
    One-Day Registration (Deadline May 1, 2018) (Wednesday, Thursday or Friday - NOT available onsite): $65

    Tuesday, May 8th 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Pre-conference workshop, Building Advocacy and Support for Digital Archives [SAA-DAS]
    Registration is separate from SFA conference registration. Click here to register.

    Tuesday, May 8th 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Pre-conference workshop, Disaster Preparedness and Response Workshop [Lyrasis]
    Registration is separate from SFA conference registration. Click here to register.

    A block of rooms is being held at the Hotel Duval from May 8-May 11 for $129/night. Reservations must be made by April 9, 2017 for discounted rate. Click here to make your reservation.

    If you need to mail in a check or money order to register, please complete the Registration Form and mail as directed.

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