Save the Date: 2018 OAA Annual Meeting – October 25 – 26, Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa

Save the Date: 2018 OAA Annual Meeting – October 25 – 26, Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa

Save the Date!

October 25 – 26

Gilcrease Museum

1400 N. Gilcrease Road

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Registration (coming soon)

$25 OAA members/$35 non-OAA members

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Thursday, October 25th:

The Helmerich Center for American Research at Gilcrease Museum

1:30 – 4:30 pm SAA webinars, pre-registration required

Join your fellow archivists for an afternoon of Society of American Archivist (SAA), offered webcasts. The cost of the webcast is sponsored by the Oklahoma Historic Records Administration (OHRAB). Both courses can go towards a Digital Archives Specialist certification and Metadata Overview for Archivist can go towards an Arrangement and Description Certification. If you are planning on taking an exam after participating in this webinar viewing, you can do so within 60 days of viewing the webcast, and will be responsible for the additional exam cost.

1:30 – 3:00 pm Metadata Overview for Archivists, (A&D, DAS, Foundational) 90 minutes

What is metadata? Where does it come from? What does it look like? How do you choose the right schema? In this class, you’ll learn about the basics of descriptive, technical, structural, and administrative metadata. You’ll also see how metadata supports access and preservation in archives.

3:30 – 4:30 pm Digital Records—The Next Step, (DAS, Tactical & Strategic) 60 minutes

Do you have a basic understanding of digital records, but need an extra push to begin addressing the issue? This course is focused on systems that any archives must put in place to ensure it can manage digital records, and it will cover how to prepare for and address a still uncertain future concerning the management of digital records.”


Friday, October 26th:

Gallery 18 (Part of Vista Room) at Gilcrease Museum

9:00 – 10:00 am Local Case Studies”

Find out what exciting things your archival colleagues have been doing lately in 5-10 minute lightning rounds highlighting recent initiatives of OK repositories.

10:15 – 11:30 am Keynote: Mary Molinaro and Emily Gore, Digital Preservation Network

Digital Preservation can be a daunting concept to tackle, no matter the size of your archival organization, but that doesn’t mean you can’t implement scalable solutions towards long term preservation of your archival digital objects. Mary Molinaro and Emily Gore (Digital Preservation Network) will provide a glimpse into the state of the field of Digital Preservation in the U.S. and provide an overview into how archival organizations are tackling their digital collections long term care with an eye for how you can get started on moving forward in your own digital preservation plan.

11:30 – 1:00 pm Lunch on your own (see local options)

12:00 – 1:00 pm  Want to find out more about joining the leadership of OAA? Join OAA executive officers in the cafeteria at the Gilcrease for an informal discussion

1:00 – 1:20 pm OAA Business Meeting:

OAA members (present or future) join the OAA executive board for a short business meeting to report on the organizations first year in action, provide suggestions for what you would like to see in year two, and learn more about getting involved.

1:30 – 2:45 pm Hands on activity Digital Preservation tools

Mary Molinaro and Emily Gore (DPN) will provide a hands-on workshop for simple open access digital preservation tools that can be implemented into your larger DP toolkit.

3:00 – 4:45 pm Local Repository Tours

3:00 – 3:45 pm Dylan Archives Tour ,The Helmerich Center for American Research at

Gilcrease Museum

4:00 – 4:45 pm Woody Guthrie Center Archives, 102 East M.B. Brady St.

Tulsa, OK 74103 (5 minute drive from Gilcrease Museum)

5:15 meet up/mixer/social (TBD)

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