Training Opportunities


This came from Steve Smith, President of the South Carolina Archival Association:

From: Amy McDonald [] Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 7:29 AM To: Subject: Info. about upcoming Soc. of NC Archivists workshops – Found word(s) check out in the Text body

Registration for the two workshops offered during SNCA’s upcoming March 2015 conference is now open! Both workshops will be held on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 at East Carolina University’s Joyner Library.

Coffee breaks will be provided, but lunch will be on your own.

Comments or questions about the workshop offerings may be sent to the Education Committee Chair at

Artifacts Preservation Basics Workshop (co-sponsor: NC Connecting to Collections)

Date and Time: Wednesday, March 11th, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM

Location: Joyner Library, East Carolina University, room 2508

Description: The Artifact Preservation Basics Workshop introduces basic concepts of storage, handling, and exhibition for a variety of 3-dimensional materials—including textiles, ceramics & glass, wood, and metals. Break-out activities encourage discussion and networking. Possibilities for hand-on activities include: padding out costumes for boxed storage; rolling flat textiles; carving ethafoam cradle mounts for small objects; applying microcrystalline wax on finished wood and metals; adhering wood with hide glue; polishing silver; inserting mylar windows into archival boxes. The workshop will focus on low-cost, effective, preservation-appropriate materials and techniques.

Instructor: Adrienne Berney is NC Connecting to Collections’ preservation specialist. She has worked as an objects curator for a state history museum and as an interpreter at several historic houses and has a Ph.D. in American history. Berney has led collections care workshops for the C2C project since 2010.

Cost: $20

Attendance: 20 maximum

Registration for this workshop will be handled via the general conference registration process. During your registration, you will be asked to give your preferences for the hands-on activities presented during the workshop.


Digital Curation: Fundamentals for Digital Success (SAA Workshop #1597)

Date and Time: Wednesday, March 11th, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Location: Joyner Library, East Carolina University, room 2409

Description: Digital archives require professional curatorial practices just as paper archives do! In this course you’ll discover the differences and similarities between curating paper and electronic records, a system of best practices for digital curation, and review what any institution needs to implement to ensure the success of its own digital curation.

This workshop is one of the Foundational Courses in the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate Program.

(Description taken from the SAA course description.)

Read more about this workshop at SAA’s course site.

Instructor: Kari Smith joined the staff of the MIT Institute Archives and Special Collection in December 2011 as Digital Archivist where she is establishing process and procedures for acquiring and managing born-digital content. Engineering the Future, Digital Archives at MIT is her blog discussing the work and research into establishing and managing digital archives at MIT. Her professional website may be found at

Cost: Early bird registration is available through February 11th, 2015

  • SAA Member: $199 (early) / $269 (regular)
  • Employees of Member Institutions: $229 (early) / $299 (regular)
  • Nonmember: $259 (early) / $319 (regular)

Attendance: 35 maximum

Registration for this workshop will be handled via SAA’s course site.

Amy McDonald

Assistant University Archivist

Duke University Archives

David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Box 90185

Durham, NC 27708-0202

Phone: 919-681-7987

Fax: 919-660-5934



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