The Basics of Archives
A PRACTICAL, ONE-DAY WORKSHOP
FOR THOSE WHO WORK WITH
BUT ARE NOT TRAINED ARCHIVISTS!
Friday, October 21, 2011
National Archives and Records Administration –
Pacific Alaska Region
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Basics of Archives is for people who work or volunteer in organizations that deal with the past-whether it’s a museum, historic house, the city clerk’s office, the library’s local history room, a historic site, or a college archives. You’ll get practical advice, sample forms and policies, and learn basic practices you need to follow so that you can collect, protect, and help people use the historical treasures in your care.
In this workshop you’ll learn:
* What historical records are-and aren’t.
* How to decide what to keep.
* How to make sure you have legal title to your collections.
* How to handle collections when you get them so you know what you have and how to locate collections.
* How to protect your collections from theft.
* How to deal with copyright issues.
* What tools you need to create to help users find the information in your collections.
* How to take care of historical records to ensure their preservation and accessibility into the future.
* How to let the public know what you have and how to get people excited about using your collections.
* And-where to go when you need help?
The Basics of Archives Workshop
Do you need to take care of historical records-but you’re not a trained archivist?
What’s the right thing to do with those diaries, cassette tapes, hand-drawn maps, tin-type photographs, and family letters in your collection?
Where can you go to get advice?
Pre-registration for the free Basics of Archives workshop is required, and enrollment is limited. Directions and parking information will be available upon registration.