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Sunday, August 12 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Command Line Interface #1931 [DAS]

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Learn the basics of digital files, data manipulation, and computer coding for efficient digital collection management.

For archivists working in contemporary collecting institutions, basic digital skills are essential. As technology makes it easier to create text, image, audio, and video files, and as archivists continue digitizing analog collections, the impact of electronic records on our work only increases. For archives, there is a heightened risk of loss or inability to access these records if basic computing skills for ingest, management, and preservation are not acquired as part of the archivist’s toolkit.

In this course you’ll learn hands-on skills for working with digital archival objects at the most basic levels: files, data, and the computer operating systems in which they live. These basics establish manual and automated capacities for protecting the bits, automating/extracting metadata, and preparing for the next steps of building and managing digital archives.

Fees: Advance / Regular 

SAA Members: $219 / $269
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $239 / $289
Nonmembers: $299 / $369

Credits: .75 CEUs, 5 ARCs, 1 DAS Tools & Services

Class size is limited to ensure interaction between the instructor(s) and participants. Pre-conference Course fees are in addition to conference fees.

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Julie Swierczek

Librarian for Primary Resources and Metadata Services, Friends Historical Library and Swarthmore College Peace Collection
I'm a Metadata Librarian in Special Collections and I have also been an archivist and a digital asset manager. I like to find more efficient ways of doing things with whatever tools are available: command line, spreadsheets, etc. We don't always need fancy tools to get things don... Read More →

Sunday August 12, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Virginia B, [Lobby Level]