Principled Archivists: How to Make the New DACS Principles Work for You and Your Users
Friday, July 27, 2018. 9am-5pm
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University, 121 Wall Street, New Haven, CT
Maureen Callahan, Smith College Libraries
Adrien Hilton, Houghton Library, Harvard University
Co-Sponsored by Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (A.R.T.)
In this workshop, participants will test the newly revised DACS principles, which provide an updated framework for archival description, against real-world researcher needs. This full-day workshop provides an opportunity for the archives community to learn more about the DACS revision process and the rationale behind revision. Most importantly, archivists will leave the workshop with a framework for determining how these principles can help structure a descriptive program.
Monday, August 6, 2018, 1:00-5:00 pm
Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, RI
Workshop instructor: Samantha Winn, Virginia Tech
This workshop is designed for archives professionals who want to critically and constructively examine how dynamics of whiteness affect their work. Participants will reflect upon critical conversations in the archival profession, including #ArchivesSoWhite, Mario H. Ramirez’s 2015 article “Being Assumed Not to Be: A Critique of Whiteness as an Archival Imperative,” and outcomes of the 2017 Liberatory Archives Forum in Portland, Oregon. Following an introduction to key concepts and definitions, trained facilitators will lead attendees in a series of participatory dialogues and exercises designed to unify theory and practice.