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Becoming an Archives Consultant: Practical Info & Tips | November 17, 2009

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Description:
If you’ve been considering a second career, a second job, ways to supplement your family’s income, or just how to hedge your professional bets, this webcast is for you! Three archives consultants—representing three different perspectives and professional niches—share their experience, their practical know-how, and what you should know before venturing into professional consulting.

Learning Objectives:
  • Run the business (including fees, taxes, hiring, legal considerations, health insurance, and working with subcontractors or employees)
  • Market archival services, marketing yourself, and working for consulting groups
  • Write grants for your own projects, clearance issues, GSA schedule for federal contract work, and short-term international opportunities
Instructors:

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Appraisal: Part 1 | June 14, 2016

Description:
Appraisal has been called the most difficult intellectual challenge of an archivist’s work. However, appraisal suffers from the perception that it is also the most talked about but least understood aspect of archives administration. Often when “appraisal” is discussed in the context of arrangement and description, what is meant instead is “weeding.” Weeding is for gardeners, not for archivists. Viewing this webcast, you’ll discover, in broad strokes, the history of appraisal theory and practice from an instructor broadly respected for his writing on both the abstract concepts and their daily implications for appraisal. While not omitting appraisal theory, the webcast emphasizes practical issues, problems, and solutions.

As of July 1, 2017, this webcast is no longer part of the A&D Certificate Program. If you passed the associated exam before July 1, 2017, you received one A&D Foundational credit.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the who, what, where, when, why, and how of appraisal
  • Describe the most important underlying concepts of archival appraisal theory and how best to relate theory to appraisal practice
  • Recognize the difference between weeding and appraisal and why the former must always give way to the latter
  • Comprehend important concepts, both theoretical and practical, to consider when approaching an appraisal decision or defining a collecting policy
  • Understand and identify significant pitfalls to be avoided in thinking about and in applying appraisal concepts
  • Distinguish the extent to which appraisal of analog materials is or is not mirrored in the appraisal of electronic records
Instructor:

See the complete description for this webcast in our Course Catalog.

You will have access to this product for 60 days from the date of purchase.

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