MARAC Workshops

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Join us at our 2019 Fall Meeting in Cambridge, MD for the following workshops:

Basics of Museum Object Photography for Non-Photographers, half-day $45
A crash course in the terminology, technology, and techniques of museum-object photography for those who occasionally need to do such work, this 3-hour class will focus on practical and immediately actionable knowledge that can meaningfully improve the technical and aesthetic quality of your object photography. No previous experience with photography is required. All are welcome, but those directly involved with digitization will find the class especially helpful. 

Copyright Fundamentals for Librarians and Archivists, full-day $90 (FULL, WAIT LIST AVAILABLE)
Even in the best of times, the uncertain copyright status of archival and special collection materials makes many archivists and librarians uncomfortable. This workshop explores what strategies special collections can follow to minimize the risks inherent when reproducing and distributing unique and/or unpublished material. Attendees should leave with a better understanding of the basics of copyright and be in a better position to work with senior administrators to establish a mutually acceptable level of institutional risk. 

Reparative Archives: Acquisition, Advocacy, Utilization, and Transformation, full-day $90

The word “reparations,” is an idea, a term, and a movement that is slowly edging its way into the mainstream of the archives profession. A growing body of academics, historians, and memory workers are engaging in critical analysis of traditional repositories and examining how to reconcile past practices with current demands for a space that acknowledges and provides redress for the dismissal and systemic erasure of marginalized communities from conventional archives. Attendees will have the opportunity to map out a reparative archive framework using collection assessment, outreach and engagement, advocacy, utilization, and transformation. Attendees should be prepared to think about their own repositories and how they might engage in creating a reparative archive. 

Suggested Readings:

Going it Alone: Considerations, Skills, Joys and Sorrows of Archival Consulting, half-day $45
Is your entrepreneurial spirit speaking to you? Want to be your own boss? This workshop will address the basics of what is necessary for archival consulting in terms of concrete business planning and promotion as well as philosophical and psychological considerations.

Visit our Upcoming Conferences page for meeting program and registration.

 



The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) and the New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) History & Preservation Section
are co-sponsoring a

 Copyright Fundamentals for Librarians and Archivists Workshop

When: Friday, October 25, 2019 from 9am to 4pm
Where: Chester Library, 250 W. Main St., Chester, NJ  07930
Instructor: Peter Hirtle, Cornell University (retired)
Cost: $90
Directions and Parking Information: [http://chesterlib.org/hours-and-location/] - Parking available at Chester Library.

Workshop description:
Even in the best of times, the uncertain copyright status of archival and special collection materials makes many archivists and librarians uncomfortable. As more and more repositories think about eh making material available on the web, anxiety about possible copyright infringement increases. This workshop will explore what strategies special collections can follow to minimize the risks inherent when reproducing and distributing unique and/or unpublished material. Topics covered will include an introduction to basic copyright law and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act; exemptions to copyright such as fair use and the specific exemptions for libraries and archives; methods for assessing the copyright status of materials; and issues associated with particular formats. Attendees should leave with a better understanding of the basics of copyright and be in a better position to work with senior administrators to establish a mutually acceptable level of institutional risk.

About the Instructor:
Peter Hirtle is an Alumni Fellow of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Until his retirement from Cornell in 2015, he served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Cornell University Library with special mandate to address intellectual property issues. Previously at Cornell, Hirtle served as Director of the Cornell Institute for Digital Collections and as the Associate Editor of D-Lib Magazine. He is an archivist by training with an MA in History from John Hopkins and an IMLS with a concentration in archival science from the University of Maryland. Hirtle is a Fellow and Past President of the Society of American Archivists and is a member of its Working Group on Intellectual Property. He was a member of the Commission on Preservation and Access/Research Library Group’s Task Force on Digital Archiving and the Copyright Office’s Section 108 Study Group and is a contributing author to the LibraryLaw.com blog.

Registration is now closed. Please contact [email protected] with questions.

For additional information about workshops, contact Paige Newman, 804.340.2280 or [email protected]

Academy of Certified Archivist credits available upon request.

Information regarding workshop cancellation/refund policies is available in this document.