Society of American Archivists Bootcamp

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Series Description

Join us for one week of Society of American Archivists Education courses at UC-Irvine and make progress toward your DAS or A&D certificate. The weeklong series includes 3 A&D courses and 2 DAS courses. Get a jump start on your certificate path with this series.

A&D and DAS Bootcamp #1938  [A&D, DAS]


Mon, Nov 5, 2018, through Fri, Nov 9, 2018
University of California
Irvine, CA

Early-Bird Registration Deadline: October 9, 2018

Co-Sponsor: University of California, Irvine


Event Name Date & Time Instructors/Speakers & CEUs

Appraisal of Digital Records [A&D, DAS] #1939

Mon, Nov 5, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Mark J. Myers 

General CEU Credits: 0.75
Archival Recertification Credits: 5
A&D Foundational Tier: 1
DAS Foundational Tier: 1

Arrangement and Description: Fundamentals [A&D] #1940

Tue, Nov 6, 2018 –
Wed, Nov 7, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Pamela S. Hackbart-Dean 
Anne M. Ostendarp 

General CEU Credits: 1.5
Archival Recertification Credits: 10
A&D Foundational Tier: 1

Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) [A&D] #1941

Thu, Nov 8, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Jacqueline Dean 

Archival Recertification Credits: 5
General CEU Credits: 0.75
A&D Foundational Tier: 1

Managing Digital Records in Archives and Special Collections [DAS] #1942

Fri, Nov 9, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Seth Shaw 

Archival Recertification Credits: 5
General CEU Credits: 0.75
DAS Transformational Tier: 1

About the A&D Certificate
The SAA Arrangement & Description certificate program allows archivists to gain more experience and knowledge in this single topic than is generally available in graduate archival programs. This approach provides archivists with extended descriptive training to expand the skill set they gained in graduate school, and it also can facilitate career shifts within the archival field (e.g., moving from public services to processing/cataloging). Taken as a whole, these courses provide an integrated programmatic framework for archivists and others at various levels within their institutions whose areas of practice include arrangement and description.

About the DAS Certificate
SAA is committed to providing education and training to ensure that archivists adopt appropriate practices for appraising, capturing, preserving, and providing access to electronic records. That’s why we’ve developed the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate Program, designed to provide you with the information and tools you need to manage the demands of born-digital records. The DAS curriculum, developed by experts in the field of digital archives, is structured in tiers of study that guide you to choose courses based on your specific knowledge, training, and needs. You can choose individual courses—or you can take your learning to the next level by earning a Digital Archives Specialist Certificate from SAA after completing required coursework and passing both course and comprehensive examinations.

See for more details.

Capturing the Spoken Word

The Lawrence de Graaf Center for Oral and Public History will be offering a fall workshop. RSVP today for this introductory oral history session at CSU, Fullerton.

An Introductory Workshop on the Craft of Doing Oral History

The Introduction to Oral History Workshop for the SOHA 2017 Conference is happening now. We are excited to see this group learn together. This session is presented by Danette Turner who is a U.S. History Lecturer at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. She is assisted by Sarah Moorhead, who is a SOHA Past President. These ladies also served on the Local Arrangements committee. Thank you!

#oralhistory #workshop #conference


San Diego History Center


This introductory workshop for budding oral historians will discuss the importance of oral history and how to do it, how to select recording equipment, how to use SDHC archival resources, and how to transcribe and preserve interviews.

Taught by SDHC Oral Historian Amanda Tewes and Archivist Jane Kenealy, this workshop is perfect for those interested in starting family, community, and academic oral history projects. Includes 30-minute coffee break.

San Diego History Center, Thornton Theater
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15 Members / $25 Non-Members

Purchase Tickets for Oral History Workshop

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Stanford University Libraries

ca-stanford_univ_library_433Personal Digital Archiving 2017

March 29-31, 2017PDA logo

Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA

Stanford University Libraries is pleased to host the PDA 2017 conference. Stanford University is located in Palo Alto, CA, in the heart of Silicon Valley, and a short commuter train ride from San Francisco.

We are thrilled to announce our keynote speakers: Gary Wolf andKim Christen!

As the centrality of personal digital archives and the ubiquity of digital content grows, librarians, archivists, scholars, students, activists, and those who fill the role of the “family IT person,” have to deal with how to best select, preserve, and manage digital material. PDA 2017 seeks to host a discussion across domains focusing on how to best manage personal digital material, be it at a large institution or in a home office.

PDA 2017 will showcase both current and emerging scholarship on personal information management and personal digital archiving, as well as exciting and innovative projects and programs. Participants will include a wide-range of people and organizations.

The conference will consist of presentations, panel discussions, poster presentations and hands-on workshops.

Who should attend?

  • community organizations focused on gathering oral histories or other local collections
  • scholars, researchers and graduate students of all levels in all related disciplines
  • those preserving familial material, activist groups, hobbyists, and tool developers
  • information professionals such as archivists, librarians, and curators

CNI logo

Stanford University Libraries is pleased to have the Coalition for Networked Information serve as a collaborator for this conference.

Past PDA conference information

Personal Digital Archiving 2017 is an inclusive, friendly, and safe collaboration opportunity. We are committed to helpful and respectful communication. We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Sexual or discriminatory language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks and associated social events. Participants at an event violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled at the discretion of the organizers, and their details provided to partner institutions and events.

Adapted from the Digital Library Federation and Project Hydra, and based on the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki and the CodeofConduct4Lib. For more information, see our full Code of Conduct.


Please note that you must be registered for the PDA conference in order to attend a workshop. Include your workshop selection in your registration. If you have already registered for the conference and wish to add a workshop selection, please do so using the link below.

Eventbrite - Personal Digital Archiving (PDA) 2017

Oral History Workshop

Join SOHA at our annual conference in Tempe, AZ! We are offering an introduction workshop on Thurday, April 27th from 8:30-noon for $20.


APRIL 27-29, 2017 – TEMPE AZ
— Looking Forward: Bridging Past, Present, and Future through Oral History 
* 2017 Conference Registration

2017 Conference Registration Fees 
Same rates as 2015! 
Full registration* 
Early-bird (until April 13, 2017):  
SOHA Members $145 
Non-members $165 
Students $85 
(includes one-year SOHA membership) 
One Day $75 
*Full registration includes the welcoming reception, two meal events, and special off-site activities. 
Into History: Beginning Oral History Workshop Flyer

Oral History Workshop

Inviting Southern California residents to attend this upcoming oral history workshop at CSU, Fullerton campus at the Center for Oral and Public History. RSVP today to reserve your spot.

Oral History Workshop

This is a great opportunity to learn about the basics of oral history. Be sure to RSVP soon since there are only 25 spaces available. 

Teacher Workshops

Join OHA for their conference Saturday Workshops. Please see for registration details.

**To receive a CEU, teachers must sign up for both Saturday workshops

In the Presence of the Past: An Introduction to Oral History Tools, Techniques and Methodology ($40)

8:30 to 12:00

Workshop Leader: Virginia Espino, Moon Canyon Films

Creating Brave Spaces for Oral History — Teacher Workshop ($5)

1:00 to 4:30

Workshop Leaders: Cliff Mayotte and Claire Keifer, Voice of Witness

In the Presence of the Past: An Introduction to Oral History Tools, Techniques and Methodology  

Interested in rescuing lost histories? Thinking of staring an oral history project in your community? Do you want to conduct a family oral history but don’t know where to begin? This workshop is an introduction to oral history tools, techniques and methodology. It is intended for those new to the field and will begin with an overview of oral history and its multiple uses. The workshop will provide students with an introductory understanding of the methods for conducting oral history based on the best practices outlined by the Oral History Association and will cover the range of issues involved in preparing for and conducting a quality interview.

Topics to be discussed include:

Drawing up interview outlines and questions

Effective interviewing techniques

Legal and ethical concerns

Access and preservation

Creating Brave Spaces for Oral History — Teacher Workshop 

(Registration for both Introduction to Oral History and Teacher Workshop is required for CEU)

Creating Brave Spaces for Oral History begins by exploring the question, “If you had a meaningful story to share with someone, what would you need to feel safe, to feel brave?  This hands-on workshop for educators in academic and community settings offers a pedagogy developed by Voice of Witness that honors listening and resilience and reinforces oral history as a powerful mode of inquiry. Attendees will explore the nuances and complexities of creating and maintaining brave spaces during their oral history projects by receiving Common Core-aligned curricular resources, participating in small group discussions and activities, and by practicing and analyzing oral history interviews. From examining oral history through a lens of cultural norms, insider/outsider status, power dynamics, and representation, workshop facilitators will provide participants the tools to address the responsibilities connected to amplifying the unheard voices in their schools and communities.