Introduction to Digital Records
2 day workshop
Date: Monday, September 18 - Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm PST
Location: online via Zoom
Registration fee: AABC members $350.00 / Non-members $500.00 CAD
Registration deadline: September 11, 2023 (20 spots)
Workshop description: This hands-on workshop will lead students from standards and the development of policies and procedures through to the practical elements of acquiring, processing and preserving digital records. The workshop will examine both the theoretical aspects of digital preservation, as well as provide an opportunity to use a number of the tools available to work with digital collections.
Schedule: Each day will contain two 15-20 minute breaks (morning and afternoon) and one hour for lunch.
Format: Lecture, examples, handouts, discussion. Participants will be sent training materials before the workshop starts.
About the Instructor: Jeremy Heil
Jeremy Heil has been the Digital and Private Records Archivist at Queen’s University Archives since 2001. He holds a Master of Archival Studies degree from the University of British Columbia (2000). Prior to working at Queen’s, he was employed as an archivist with the Chung Collection in Vancouver, and in the Private Records Section of the Provincial Archives of Alberta. He has served on numerous committees locally, provincially, and nationally, including terms as President of the Archives Association of Ontario and as Managing Editor of Archivaria. He has taught workshops on digital records and metadata in archives and presented papers on various topics related to digital archives over the past 20 years. His publications include "The Procrustean Bed: A History of the Arrangement of the Al Purdy fonds" Archivaria 76 (Fall 2013) and "Stones: Using Mashups to Understand a City’s Social Tapestry,” The Interactive Archivist: Case Studies in Utilizing Web 2.0 to Improve the Archival Experience (Society of American Archivists, 2009). He is a collaborator with the Vulnerable Media Lab at Queen’s University, as well as with the Queen’s Wicked Ideas-funded project “Will Digital Art Have a Digital Future?: The Challenges of Preserving and Restoring Digital Born Cultures.”
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