Society of Georgia ArchivistsPreserving the past and present for the future.

Creating DACS-compliant finding aids using the Archivist's Toolkit

  • 21 Sep 2012
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Georgia Archives, 5800 Jonesboro Road Morrow, GA 30260. Room 210
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Take advantage of simple tools and current standards to describe your collections in a stream-lined workflow! This one-day workshop will consist of 2 parts: a review of the elements of DACS- Describing Archives, A Content Standard- and an instructional, hands-on workshop using the Archivist's Toolkit to create DACS-compliant finding aids.  Participants should be familiar with archival arrangement and description and have past experience creating finding aids using MS Word or other word processing programs; they should also be aware of EAD- Encoded Archival Description- though mastery is not required. Each participant should bring a laptop with the Archivist's Toolkit Sandbox (Version 2.0) downloaded onto it (http://archiviststoolkit.org/support/sandbox2.0) and a short, medium, and long finding aid (both with series and subseries and without) to enter as practice.

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