Presenting Live SAA DAS Webinar on Offer to all CAA and CARA members

Webinar: Archival Collections Management Systems SAA DAS 90-minute Workshop

Nov. 4, 2014 1:00PM – 2:30PM.

Sponsored by the Robert M. Myers Archives of the Chicago Province Center of the Society of the Divine Word
1985 Waukegan Road, Techny, IL   60082.
This updated webinar will be held in the Province Center Conference Room, Third Floor.

We are splitting the cost among all attendees. Depending on whether we have full attendance, the cost could be as little as $13.50 per person. You may pay at the webinar.

You are welcome to bring your lunch: if so, please arrive at 12:00PM. We will supply beverages and cookies.

The Province Center building is one mile north of the intersection of Willow Road and Waukegan Road in Northbrook (Route 43) Just off IL 94 (US 41). It is 20 miles from downtown Chicago
Please RSVP ASAP!  Reservations will be on a first come / first served basis -- Archives: 847-753-7431 Main: 847-272-2700          or email   .
Map, directions and parking info will be e-mailed out to attendees after RSVP.
From SAA:  Are you considering implementing an archival collections management system (ACMS) such as ArchivesSpace or Collective Access? Are you overwhelmed by the process of selecting the right tool for your institution? This web seminar, which is based on the original web seminar developed by Lisa Spiro and her report about archival management software issued by the Council on Library and Information Resources, will take you through the process of evaluating and selecting a content management system.

Upon completion of this class you’ll be able to:

  • Identify what an archival CMS is,
  • Defend the implementation of an CMS,
  • Use a sound process for selecting a CMS, and
  • Discern the factors you should consider in selecting a CMS:
    • Open source vs. commercial product
    • Support for description (EAD), collection management, and archival statistics
    • Web publishing support
    • Hosted or local system?
    • Cost of Sustainability
    • Technical expertise required and support provided
    • Customizability o Ability to integrate with digital asset management systems
  • Select some alternatives to using a CMS.
You’ll see concrete examples drawn from both open source and commercial systems.

Who should attend? Anyone who will be participating or anticipates participating in the decision-making process as their institution selects an archival content management system.

This is one of the Tools and Services courses in the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate Program. If you intend to pursue the Certificate, you'll need to pass the examination for this course. Please follow Option 1 to access exam information.

The DAS Core Competency Addressed in this Course:
#5: Plan for the integration of new tools or successive generations of emerging technologies, software, and media.