Preservation Housing for Paper Collections – Caring for paper items is as simple as placing them in archival preservation housing. Stabilization, repair and protection can be achieved without fancy tools or expensive specialty supplies. Learn how to utilize basic archival storage supplies to their maximum potential while preserving paper items during processing. This session outlines how staff time spent handling documents during processing can also include preservation activities. Outcomes of this session include: knowledge of basic paper preservation principles; essentials of proper housing techniques for paper items; and how to make your own spacers and enclosures. Workshop was led by Jennifer Green, Archivist/Records Management Specialist at the Oklahoma State Archives.
Project Management in the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center – The National Science Foundation awarded funding to the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center, Harvard University, and the University of Iowa in 2022 for the development of an automated system for identifying politically important content from advertising images, audio, and text as well as for the development of a user interface that enables researchers to search, interact with, and view videos.
The Center is tasked with compiling a thorough, organized body of information and distributing it to project collaborators quickly and efficiently. In our session, we will discuss how we navigate and develop solutions to ensure long-term discoverability and provide a long-term, practical workflow strategy.
Our efforts on the project address important issues like the absence of technical and administrative documentation and unclear workflow procedures that have caused significant collection irregularities. We will also discuss the impact of long-term archival coherency in terms of content migration processes and retrieval methodology. Workshop was led by Kristi Hendricks and Sabrina Denmon, current and recent MLIS graduate assistants at the Archivist at the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center.
Preparing Rolled Panoramic Photographs – How do you store rolled panoramic photographs without incurring more damage? What’s the best way to pack them if they’re being sent off for conservation? This workshop will walk you through a DIY approach to storing and shipping rolled panoramic photographs, using materials that are already in most archives and/or easily obtainable. Workshop was led by Samantha Schafer, Archivist at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
2021 OAA Webinar Series
Remote Oral History Interviewing – Led by Patrick Daglaris, Archivist for the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at the Oklahoma State University Library and OAA President Elect provides an overview of conducting remote interviews including the ethical, archival, and practical considerations of using a remote format for an interview. Some topics covered include choosing equipment and/or platforms, working with narrators to select an ideal setup, and how to optimize your project files for the archive.
Archiving 101: Fundamentals of Collection Management – This six-part series sponsored by the Oklahoma Archivists Association is designed to provide an introduction to the core aspects of managing and protecting historical records collections. Whether you are a emerging archivist, have been put in charge of historical records at your institution, or just have a collection and you don’t know where to start, you will want to attend. Each one-hour session will cover a critical function within current archival practices. Oklahoma Sponsorship of this workshop series is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board, with funding support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Introduction to Scanning – This Oklahoma Archivists Association sponsored webinar led by Stuart Rochford, studio manager at Florida State University Libraries’ Digital Library Center, offers an overview of the scanning process, including hardware and software recommendations, as well as digitization standards and best practices. We will also go over the basics of scanning different types of material such as loose prints, booklets, film, and other objects. This webinar was recorded on Wednesday, December 8, 2021.
Collecting in the Moment – This session helps attendees start thinking about how to capture the history of time-sensitive events including protests, pandemics, and even parades and festivals, introducing key concepts and sharing case study examples and resources. Presented by Sean Ferguson, Northeast Document Conservation Center
2020 OAA Webinar Series
The Digital Platforms Explained Series– consists of three free 30-minute webinars each focusing on a different digital platform utilizing Zoom. Each session provides an introduction to the platform, a demonstration of how it works and time for follow-up questions.
Get the Word: A Framework for Promoting Collections– Led by Bonnie Cain-Wood, Communications Services Manager at the Oklahoma State University Library, this session began by walking participants through a framework that is simple to apply whether you’re new to promotions or a seasoned pro. Then gathered inspiration by looking at some examples of both traditional and out-of-the-box promotional tactics.