Friday, May 08, 2009

Event: Upcoming AASLH workshops

Received via email from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)....

Digitizing Historic Collections

Dates: June 3-5
Location: Boise, ID

Cost: $200 members/$265 nonmembers

Register by May 11

Address and correct a wide-range of issues associated with digitizing primary source
materials. During this three-day information- packed learning experience you will:
  • Understand the value of digitizing
  • Learn how to define your audience
  • Protect your organization by learning legal issues
  • Determine what to digitize
  • Define and learn how to use Dublin Core Metadata
  • Discover best practices for processing digital images
  • Learn how to fund the project and write competitive grants
  • Discover the benefits from collaboration with others
  • Learn the best file formats and compression methods
  • Learn how to select the best imaging hardware
  • And more!

Collections Management and Practices

Dates: June 25-26
Location: Jackson, MS

Cost: $250 members/$315 nonmembers

Register by May 25 and save $20!

During this interactive workshop you'll learn the importance of proper collections management, the necessary policies and procedures, and the latest trends. You'll also explore these topics that every history organization should know:
  • Understand the role of collections in exhibition and interpretation
  • Learn the basic steps of collections management from acquisition to disposal
  • Learn professional standards and ethics
  • Learn conservation on a shoestring budget
  • Get access to multiple resources aimed at benefiting the collections management process
More Information:
For more information, contact Bethany Hawkins, Program Associate, at 615-320-3203 or by email to

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