Oklahoma Archivists Association

Upcoming Webinars

Past webinar recordings are available on the Resources page

 

Archiving 101: Fundamentals of Collection Management, a 6 Part Series

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. Presented online by OAA members, the sessions will also provide an opportunity to connect with other archivists and records professionals from the comfort of your home or office. OAA members attend free, non-members can register for each session individually $5 each or $30 for the series. The series runs weekly on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. CST starting Sept. 23, 2021

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.


Session 1 September 23: Collecting with Purpose
Led by Nicole Willard, assistant director of the Max Chambers Library at the University of Central Oklahoma

a) Collection Policy
b) Value of Records (operating, administrative, fiscal, legal, archival)
c) Current Appraisal Theory (evidential & informational)

Session 2 September 30: Bringing in new Collections Led by Jennifer Green, archivist at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries

a) Provenance (Identifying information)
b) Physical Custody
c) Intellectual Control

Session 3 October 7: The Preservation Environment Led by Holly Hasenfratz, archivist at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries

a) Summary Analysis
b) Final Order
c) Preservation Processing
I. Environment Controls
II. Supplies & Storage Solutions
III. Security
IV. Disaster Planning

Session 4 October 14: Arrangement & Description Led by Jennifer Green, archivist at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries

a) Provenance & Original Order
b) Levels of Arrangement
c) Finding Aids
d) Standards

Session 5 October 21: Access & Outreach Led by Kera Newby, director of the Dickinson Research Center at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

a) Administering Access
b) Reference Services
c) Advocacy
d) Promotion
e) Evaluation

Session 6 October 28: Archival Management Led by Nicole Willard, assistant director of the Max Chambers Library at the University of Central Oklahoma

a) Leadership
b) Planning
c) Managing Facilities, Finances and Technology
d) Fundraising and Development
e) Public Relations & Marketing

Registration details here: https://forms.gle/dnwQvw1y91XBxNMa7

 

 

Introduction to Scanning

This Oklahoma Archivists Association sponsored webinar will offer 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. Tuesday, December 8, 2-3pm (CST)

About the presenter:
Stuart Rochford is the studio manager at Florida State University Libraries’ Digital Library Center and has worked with the Strozier Library since 2011. He holds a BFA with an emphasis on photography and graphic design, and an MLIS degree from FSU. Stuart worked as a professional photographer and graphic designer before joining FSU Libraries. His team in the Digital Library Center mainly digitizes material from the library’s Special Collections department, but they often collaborate with other departments and researchers.

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.

Registration open soon!