Save the Date...

The Spring 2013 CARA Meeting will be held on Friday afternoon,
May 3rd, at the Chicago History Museum.  We will have a presentation and tour of the Shalom Chicago exhibit.  Details to come!

Webinar Opportunity for CARA Members

Webinar: Basics of Managing Electronic Records--
Getting You Started

(SAA DAS Workshop)

Robert M. Myers Archives
Province Center
1985 Waukegan Road
Techny, IL
Thursday February 21, 2013
1:30PM to 3:00PM
This seminar addresses:

· Common preservation formats of electronic records;
· Appraising, accessioning, and preserving electronic records;
· Working with records creators; and,
· Promoting and continuing your electronic records program.

All archives must address the management of electronic records to some degree, and you may not have the background in electronic records or the confidence to tackle this daunting task! This 90-minute web seminar provides you the basics you need to start solving your electronic records problems. This course is one of the Foundational Courses in the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate Program, but is intended for any archivist looking to begin thinking about what to do with born-digital records. Short Link to course info:

Cost and Reservations:

· Cost depends on how many sign up (we are all splitting the fee evenly). We estimate $20 or under, it could be as low as $13.50 if we get a full house!

· Space is limited. Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 19 to
Peter Gunther at or call 847-753-7450.

Refreshments will be provided

All are invited to attend!