MARAC Workshops


Workshops are available on April 20, 2017 at the Spring 2017 conference in Newark, New Jersey.  For more information on registering, see the Upcoming Conferences page.


There's an API for That!: An Introduction to Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for Archivists

 

When: Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Where: Central New York Library Resources Council, 5710 Commons Park, East Syracuse, NY 13057

Instructors: Valerie Addonizio, Johns Hopkins University and Lora Davis, Johns Hopkins University

Cost: $90

 

Workshop description:

Have you ever heard the phrase, "Use the API for that!" and wished you actually could? This workshop will familiarize participants with Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) in general, and illustrate salient points with a deep dive into the ArchivesSpace API in particular. After presenting a brief history of APIs, workshop leaders will lead participants through several hands-on exercises illustrating how APIs can aid you in your archival work (including appraisal, accessioning, social media/web archiving, data cleanup, systems' integrations, etc.). This workshop is intended for novice users of web applications with APIs (such as ArchivesSpace, Omeka, certain DAMS and repositories). No command line or programming experience is necessary. There will be a Q&A for dedicated discussion of your problems with API solutions.

 

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Care and Identification of Color Photographs

 

When:  Friday, June 9, 2017 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Where: University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery, 1000 Hilltop Cir, Baltimore, MD 21250

Instructor: Hillary Kativa, Chemical Heritage Foundation                       

Cost:  $90          

Parking:  Upon registration,prepaid parking codes are available at a cost of $4 for the full day.  This option will save you $10 over the hourly metered rate.  If you choose not to prepay, metered visitor parking will be available at a cost of $2/hr. Parking codes will be sent to you in an email prior to the workshop.

 

Workshop description: 

This workshop will provide a general introduction to the care and identification of color photographs, with a primary emphasis on twentieth and twenty-first-century materials. The workshop will begin with a brief history of the development of color photography and common color processes, including screen plate color, dye transfer, and chromogenic development. The instructor will also discuss various printing techniques for digital images, including inkjet, dye sublimation, and electrophotography. The second half of the workshop will address concerns for the care and preservation of color photographs, with particular attention given to the unique qualities that distinguish color photographs from B&W ones. The workshop will also include an introduction to visual literacy, with basic tips for reading and researching photos, as well as a tour of the UMBC photography holdings. Attendees will leave this workshop with an enhanced understanding of the types of color photographs in their collections and how to best care for these materials, as well as a variety of resources for further study.  

 

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Archives on the Move: Developing an Educational Outreach Initiative for Your Archive

 

When:  Monday, June 12, 2017 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Where: Brooklyn Collection, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Pl, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Instructors:  Kaitlin Holt, Brooklyn Public Library; Jen Hoyer, Brooklyn Public Library, Deenah Shutzer, Brooklyn Public Library                               

Cost:  $85

 

Workshop description: 

Archives are posed to play a more significant and instrumental role in student achievement since the implementation of Common Core. Its emphasis on 21st Century learning skills, including the ability to think critically, communicate clearly, collaborate with peers and create high quality, scholarly work presents timely opportunities for archives to share their expertise with all educators and learners. This workshop uses Brooklyn Connections, the award winning education division of the Brooklyn Public Library’s local history archive, the Brooklyn Collection, as a case-study to teach participants how to implement school outreach initiatives at their institutions.  Utilize archival collections to meet Common Core Standards, create lesson plans and engage students’ and teachers’ interest in local history. Learn pedagogical terminology and practical strategies for establishing meaningful and ongoing school partnerships. Participants will leave the workshop with adaptable resources to inform the creation or expansion of educational initiatives at their home institutions.

 

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Data Privacy for Born Digital Collections


When:  Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Where: University of Maryland, McKeldin Library, Room 6107

Instructor: Alexis Antracoli, Princeton University Mudd Manuscript Library

Cost:  $90          

 

Workshop description: 

This workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about data privacy issues in archival collections with a focus on born digital materials.  Attendees will learn about the range of data that presents privacy concerns (e.g. social security numbers, financial information, directory information), relevant laws (e.g. FERPA, HIPAA), and the role of institutional policy in shaping how archivists should handle sensitive data in their collections.  Participants will have the opportunity to learn about and use several software tools that can assist with identifying sensitive data both before and after it arrives at the archives, will engage with case studies about how to handle sensitive data, and will have the opportunity to start thinking about policy solutions to data privacy issues. The workshop is geared towards those with little to no prior experience or knowledge about data privacy, but how have at least some hands-on experience with born digital materials.

 

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