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Monday, August 11 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Curating Research Assets and Data Using Lifecycle Education [DAS] #1510 [This course is FULL]

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NOTE: This course will be held at an off site location. Please plan accordingly.

Advance / Regular

SAA Members: $199 / $269
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $229 / $299
Nonmembers: $259 / $319

Course Description

Today’s archives and library leaders require the knowledge, skills, and competencies focused on in this workshop to respond effectively to the growing—and increasingly complex—data management needs of their institutions! You’ll explore the obligations of researchers to manage and preserve their data, the attributes of data that contribute to the complexity of archiving data, and the range of tools and services available to support data curation standards and best practices. Although the focus in this workshop is on social science data, the majority of issues are applicable to much of the data produced in other disciplinary domains.

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

  • Discern funding agency and publisher mandates, policies, standard community practices, and other issues driving the growing need for research data curation and archiving;

  • Identify a variety of data types;

  • Assess selected technical and administrative issues that are specific to archiving digital research data;

  • Recognize standards and best practices of data curation and archiving;

  • List available tools and services to assist with research data management and archiving; and

  • Describe the Data Management Plan (DMP) Tool and Data Curation Profiles based on hands-on experience. 


Participants may choose to bring a laptop with wireless Internet connection to independently explore the tools mentioned during the workshop.

Who should attend? Archivist practitioners, archivist managers, archivist administrators, digital curators, and librarians.

What should you know? Archival principles and practices. This workshop is related to other courses/workshops that provide instruction on preservation and management of specific types of archival materials.

This course is one of the Foundational Courses in the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate Program. If you intend to pursue the Certificate, you'll need to pass the examination for this course. 

The DAS Core Competencies addressed in this course are:

#2: Communicate and define requirements, roles, and responsibilities related to digital archives to a variety of partners and audiences.

#3: Formulate strategies and tactics for appraising, describing, managing, organizing, and preserving digital archives.

#4: Integrate technologies, tools, software, and media within existing functions for appraising, capturing, preserving, and providing access to digital collections.

Attendance is limited to 35.


Helen Tibbo

Alumni Distinguished Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Dr. Helen R. Tibbo is an Alumni Distinguished Professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), and teaches in the areas of archives and records management, digital preservation and access, appraisal, trustworthy... Read More →

Monday August 11, 2014 9:00am - 5:00pm
The Library of Congress 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20540

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