Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Indianapolis To Host Records Preservation Workshops

The Indiana State Historic Records Advisory Board (SHRAB), in conjunction with the Indiana Commission on Public Records, will offer a series of free workshops in Indianapolis in March and April. The workshops are geared towards people who care for historical records, and are open to volunteers and professionals alike. The schedule is:

--Thursday, March 25--Indiana State Library, 9 am to 3 pm--Archives I. Basic archival principles, including: acquisition, control mechanicisms, basic preservation and in-state resource availability.

--Tuesday, April 6--Indiana State Library, 9 am to 3 pm--Archives II. Advanced archival principles, including: volunteer efforts, copyright and privacy issues, image dating and Web 2.0.

--Thursday, April 8--Indiana State Archives, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm--Preservation. Topics will include principles and resources, exhibit preparation, climate control and mending and drying.

--Tuesday, April 13--Indiana State Library, 9 am to 3 pm--Government Records. A workshop for professionals who manage county and state government documents. Topics will include scanning and microfilming, retention schedule use and public access issues.

--Friday, April 16--Indiana State Library, 9 am to 2 pm--E-Records. A workshop for experienced professionals who work with electronic documents. Dr. Philip Bantin of Indiana University will contact participants to develop the specific topics for this workshop.

Attendees can receive Library Education Units (LEUs) for each workshop, and lunch will be provided. Space is limited--the registration form (PDF) must be returned by March 17th.

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