Upcoming Society of American Archivists Workshops at MSU

24 08 2017

The early bird deadline is fast approaching for the following Society of American Archivists Workshops in East Lansing, Michigan.

Copyright Issues for Digital Archives [DAS]

East Lansing, MI / Michigan State University / September 21, 2017

REGISTER HERE: https://saa.archivists.org/events/copyright-issues-for-digital-archives-1824/818/

Early-Bird deadline – August 29

Copyright Issues for Digital Archives covers copyright legal issues specific to archives of digital material. You’ll examine the impact of electronic technologies on the long-held law and tenets of copyright, including digital rights management and acquiring and advising on the use of rights in records. You’ll look at the basic text of relevant federal statutes and significant case law as well as examine case studies. A very brief review of copyright essentials will be provided to ground the discussion. The focus of the day will be on how to think through and identify options for resolving the most commonly encountered.

Privacy and Confidentiality Issues in Digital Archives [DAS]

East Lansing, MI / Michigan State University / September 22, 2017

REGISTER HERE: https://saa.archivists.org/events/privacy-and-confidentiality-issues-in-digital-archives-1825/817/

Early-Bird deadline – August 29

Privacy and Confidentiality Issues in Digital Archives covers privacy and confidentiality legal issues specific to archives of digital material. You’ll examine the intersection of (and the tension between) privacy/confidentiality, free speech, and freedom to research/write, and focus on how electronic records and the digital realm have altered the scene. You’ll look at privacy and confidentiality issues in the context of third-party rights, donors, special situations such as medical and education records, national security legislation, and the overriding impact of the digital world. Through case studies, you will examine specific situations pertinent to the work of archivists. The focus of the day will be on how to think through and identify options for resolving the most commonly encountered privacy and confidentiality legal issues regarding electronic records.

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We will also be hosting two other Society of American Archivists workshops in November.

Arrangement and Description of Digital Records, Parts I and II

East Lansing, MI / Michigan State University / November 2-3, 2017

Register Part 1:  https://saa.archivists.org/events/arrangement-and-description-of-digital-records-part-i-1855/815/    Early-Bird deadline  – October 2

Register Part 2: https://saa.archivists.org/events/arrangement-and-description-of-digital-records-part-ii-1856/816/  Early-Bird deadline  – October 3

This course introduces you to processing strategies that are applicable to born-digital records, with an emphasis on basic concepts that archivists use to establish descriptive control over digital content. You’ll learn about standards and tools that can be used to implement an integrated processing strategy. You’ll also participate in a set of instructor-led exercises that arrange and describe some digital records in ways that maintain the integrity and authenticity of the digital records.

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