Introductory Archives Workshop for Religious Communities: A Success!
The fourth Introductory Archives Workshop for Religious Communities was held at the Techny Conference and Retreat Center in Techny, Illinois from July 25-30, 2010. Thirty-five lay and religious archivists representing thirty-three communities from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom attended the workshop. Once again, Ellen Pierce, Director of the Maryknoll Mission Archives and Malachy R. McCarthy of the Claretian Missionaries Archives USA directed the workshop. This year, David Malone, Archivist at Wheaton College (IL) gave a presentation on content management systems focusing on ARCHON and Patricia Lawton, Digital Project Librarian of the Catholic Research Resources Alliance [CRRA] provided an informative lecture introducing participants to CRRA and the development of an open access research portal: http://www.catholicresearch.net/. Visits to the Robert M. Meyer/SVD Archives at Techny and Catholic Archive Collaborative/Claretian-Cenacle Archives in Chicago highlighted the rigorous educational program. The next workshop will again be offered in 2012. If you wish to reserve a place, please contact CLA headquarters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to further the continuing education of the 139 graduates of the CLA introductory archives programs and archivists of religious communities, we are developing two workshops during 2011: an intermediate archives workshop and digitization workshop. Further information on these programs will be posted on the web: http://www.cathla.org/.
Malachy R. McCarthy
N E W S R E L E A S E
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21, 2010
Contact: Malachy R. McCarthy (312-544-8219)