SNCA 2018 Pre-Conference Workshops

The following three workshops, one half-day and two full-day, will be offered as part of SNCA's annual meeting. All three workshops will take place on Wednesday, March 14, at Duke University's Rubenstein Library.

Please note: Registration for Social Media Archiving and DCRM (MSS) is on the same form as conference registration. The SAA course registration is handled through SAA - link is available below.

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Social Media Archiving

In this half-day workshop participants will learn about various aspects of archiving social media content. We will explore community resources and discuss a variety of topics from collection development considerations to testing tools and more. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop if interested in trying out tools during the session, but a laptop is not required. Register.
Instructor: Jessica Venlet (UNC Chapel Hill)
Cost: $20
Limit: 20 attendees
Location: Perkins Library 218, Tarasoff Family Reading Room
Time: 1-4 pm

DCRM(MSS) workshop

This full-day workshop will provide an introduction to Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Manuscripts), also known as DCRM(MSS), the new standard for cataloging individual manuscripts published by RBMS. The workshop will include a brief introduction to the manual’s guiding principles, discussion of how cataloging single manuscripts differs from the cataloging of manuscript or archival collections, introduction to the treatment of major elements of the catalog record in DCRM(MSS) (such as the title, place of production and date, and extent), and hands-on practice with different types of manuscripts commonly found in special collections. Participants should have experience in MARC cataloging using AACR2; familiarity with DACS will be helpful. Register.
Instructors: Margaret Nichols (Cornell University), Diane Ducharme (Yale University), Elizabeth O’Keefe (Morgan Library)
Cost: $35
Limit: 26 attendees
Location: Rubenstein Library 153, The Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room
Time: 9 am-4 pm, with 1.5 hours for lunch

Privacy and Confidentiality Issues in Digital Archives

More information about the course
You must register on SAA's education portal - early bird registration price until February 14, 2018 extended to February 21, 2018
Instructor: Jean E. Dryden (Society of American Archivists)
Cost: $199-249 depending on some criteria - SNCA members who are not SAA members will receive a $25 discount using the code PIDA25NC
Limit: min, 15; max, 35
Location: Rubenstein Library 349, Breedlove Conference Room
Time: 9 am-5 pm, with 1 hour for lunch