Workshops

Free Archives and Digital Collections 101 Workshop

 

The Colorado Historical Records Advisory Board (CHRAB), in partnership with the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), invites you to attend a FREE, 2-day, Archives and Digital Collections 101 Workshop on September 10 and 11 at the Durango Public Library.

What You Can Expect

Day 1: September 10, 2019

9:00-12:00: Morning Session

Archives 101:  Understanding the Basics of Archival Theory and Practice

 

The morning session of the workshop, “Archives 101,” will focus on archival best practices. The workshop is geared towards those working in smaller archival repositories and those who may not have had formal archival training. Participants are encouraged to bring questions and sample items from their collections that present specific challenges in processing.  FREE Archives 101 tool kits will be provided by CHRAB. 

 

What you will learn:

  • Introduction to Archives Management

  • What is an archive? What does an archivist do?

  • Basic archival principles and practices

  • Accessioning new records

  • Arrangement and description

  • Basics of archival preservation, access, and outreach

12:00-1:00: Lunch provided by CHRAB 

1:00-4:00: Afternoon Session  

Share Your Story: A Toolkit for Creating Digital Collections

 

Digitization is not simply making a digital copy of an object. It is a process of collecting, reformatting, cataloging, storing, and sharing digital objects. With this workshop you will learn the fundamentals of each area of the digitization workflow: selection, digital capture, description, and sharing, and leave with a toolkit to get you started on your digitization journey. This workshop is for those that are new to digital collections.  

 

What you will learn:

  • Framework for selecting items and copyright considerations

  • Basics of digital capture for preservation and access 

  • Metadata description for historic collections

  • How to share your collection with your community near and far

Day 2: September 11, 2019 (Half day)

9:00-1:00

Collection Consultation and Dig Time

 

Participants will have the opportunity to sign up for a 1 hour hands on experience with the Colorado State Libraries Digitization Kits.  Please bring 2 to 4 items (maximum dimensions: 8.5" x 11.7") to move through the digital capture workflow. You will have the opportunity to scan, create preservation and access copies, create metadata and see your items live and online.

 

Or…..

 

Want to talk?  Participants will also have the opportunity to sign up for 1 hour blocks of time with an archivist from CHRAB to help with topics such as:

  • Donor relations

  • Collection management

  • Copyright

  • User access

  • Archival processing

  • Preservation

  • Funding 

Where

The workshop will be held at the Durango Public Library, 1900 E. 3rd Ave  Durango, CO 81301Note: The library opens to the public at 9:00 but the program room will be open at 8:30.

Cost, Registration, & Food

  • This 2 day workshop is Free!

  • Register for the event and sign up for day 2 using this online form. Feel free to sign up for both days or just one. Note: With limited space available registration can fill up fast!

  • Register by August 30, 2019. Note: Registration may close early if we reach our room maximum.   

  • Lunch on Day 1 will be provided by CHRAB

  • Hotel suggestions: If you need to stay over our friends in Durango recommend the The Rochester/Leland House, the Holiday Inn or La Quinta.

  • Parking: There is plenty of free parking available on site.

 

If you have questions about this event please email CHRAB@state.co.us

Archives 101 Workshop 

This workshop focuses on best practices for those working in smaller archival repositories and those who may not have had formal archival training. Participants are encouraged to bring questions and sample items from their collections that present specific challenges in processing. Below find a link to the slides from CHRAB's Archives 101 Workshop:

ARCHIVES 101- FREE WORKSHOPS

Archives 101 workshops were held:

Friday August 18, 2017

The Colorado Historical Records Advisory Board (CHRAB), in partnership with the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), invites you to attend a FREE Archives 101 Workshop on August 18, 2017.

This workshop focuses on best practices for those working in smaller archival repositories and those who may not have had formal archival training. Participants are encouraged to bring questions and sample items from their collections that present specific challenges in processing.

The Museum of Northwest Colorado has generously agreed to host the event in Craig, Colorado and will be held from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The address for the museum is 590 Yampa Ave, Craig, CO 81625. Please visit the museum’s website for more information.http://www.museumnwco.org/

FREE lunch and snacks will be provided at the event for participants. Participants will also receive a FREE Archives 101 Tool Kit which includes an archival box, acid free folders, and other archival preservation tools to jumpstart your processing project.

This is event is presented by two members from the State Historical Records Advisory Board: Shaun Boyd, Archivist with the Douglas County History Research center and Aly Jabrocki, State Archivist for the State of Colorado.

Friday, December 16, 2016 in Georgetown, Colorado

The event focused on best practices for those working in smaller repositories and who may not have had formal archival training. Participants are encouraged to bring questions and sample items from their collections that present specific challenges in processing.

Presented by three members from the State Historical Records Advisory Board: Shaun Boyd, Archivist with the Douglas County History Research center; Dr. Holly Norton, State Archaeologist with History Colorado, and Aly Jabrocki, State Archivist for the State of Colorado.

The event took place at the Historic Georgetown Schoolhouse at 10:00 am. The address is 809 Taos Street, Georgetown, Colorado 80444. For more information, please visit their website at: http://www.georgetowntrust.org/the-1874-schoolhouse.html

A FREE lunch and snacks will be provided. The entire event has been made possible by a grant sponsored by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, and the Colorado Historical Records Advisory Board.

Friday, June 24, 2016, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, at the Baca County Emergency Management Office in Springfield, Colorado.

Presented by: Abby Hoverstock, Senior Archivist/Librarian with Denver Public Library/Western History and Genealogy; Shaun Boyd, Lead Archivist with the Douglas County History Research center; Aly Jabrocki, Audio/Media Archivist with the Colorado State Archives; and George Orlowski, State Archivist and Director of the Colorado State Archives.

Friday, October 23, 2015, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, at the West Custer County Library in Westcliffe, Colorado

Friday, April 17, 2015, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, at the Rifle Branch Library, GCPLD

Presented by: Aly Jabrocki, Audio Archivist, State of Colorado and George Orlowski, Colorado State Archivist

Presentation slides are available below.

 


A Framework for Governing Electronic Records - FREE WORKSHOP

Was held September 5, 2015, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at the Ralph Carr Judicial Center in Denver, Colorado

Presented by Liz Bishoff, Leigh Grinstead, Molly Davis and Betsy Holder

Presentation slides are available below.