MARAC Workshops

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) is proud to announce that registration is open for the following continuing education workshops. The MARAC workshops are approved for Academy of Certified Archivist credits upon request. To register go to:

Project Management for Archival Processing, Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Time: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: The Lawrenceville School Library, Lawrenceville, NJ
Instructor: Vincent Novara
Cost: $105 (includes lunch)
Description: This workshop focuses on introductory techniques and common tools for project management. Workshop participants will learn how to establish, define, plan, implement, and execute archival projects. Attention is given to strengthening prioritization skills and workflow planning as they pertain to processing projects executed by various levels of staffing, including the lone arranger. The workshop also addresses interpretive projects such as exhibitions and digital initiatives. Attendees will learn how to determine project goals and objectives, compose project objective statements, establish work breakdown structures, estimate project budgets, create project and communication plans, schedule and track tasks using Gantt Charts, and conduct a post-project evaluation. Throughout the workshop, standard project management terminology is applied to common archives tasks, and an overview is given of Earned Value Assessment.

Basics of Digitization for Archives Workshop, Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Time: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, NY
Instructor: Thomas F. R. Clareson is Senior Consultant for Digital & Preservation Services, LYRASIS
Cost: $85
Description: This workshop will help your institution get started in the development of a digital program. The workshop covers tools you can use for scanning; basic hardware, software, and metadata issues; use of in-house or outsourced services to digitize; collaborative digitization; and practical planning decisions for staffing and budgeting for digital activities. A special focus on digital projects of interest from around the MARAC region is planned.


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