13-14 May 2011
CREW: Collecting Repositories and E-Records Workshop
As part of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded AIMS Project ("Born-Digital Collections: An Inter-Institutional Model for Stewardship"), the project's partners are organizing a workshop regarding born-digital archival material in collecting repositories. The workshop will provide an opportunity for archivists and technologists to discuss issues related to collection development, accessioning, appraisal, arrangement and description, and discovery and access of these materials. The workshop is being scheduled to coincide with the week of the annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists in Chicago, Illinois. The workshop will include presentations on background work completed by the AIMS partners, case studies, and dedicated time for discussion between all participants.
The workshop will also complement the AIMS Project partners’ special focus session during the SAA annual meeting, to be held on Saturday, August 27, at 8:00 AM (Session 502: "Born-Digital Archives in Collecting Repositories: Turning Challenges into Byte-Size Opportunities").