Pre-Conference Workshops

You must register for pre-conference workshops separate from the conference registration. Find the links to register for each workshop below.

Please note that not all workshops will be located at the conference hotel. Those attending offsite workshops will need to arrange travel.

Library Carpentry Standard Workshop

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Date: Tuesday/Wednesday, May 19-20, 2020
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (two days)
Location: University of North Texas, Willis Library, Room 443
Cost: Free
Trainers: TBD
Description:  Library Carpentry focuses on building software and data skills within library and information-related communities. Our goal is to empower people in these roles to use software and data in their own work and to become advocates for and train others in efficient, effective and reproducible data and software practices. Library Carpentry is made by people working in library- and information-related roles to help you:
·         automate repetitive, boring, error-prone tasks
·         create, maintain and analyze sustainable and reusable data
·         work effectively with IT and systems colleagues
·         better understand the use of software in research
·         and much more…

This workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of computing and provides you with a platform for further self-directed learning. For more information, and to register please go to: https://unt-carpentries.github.io/2020-05-19-unt-swc/

Exhibiting Archival Materials - Framing, Custom Cradles, and Best Practices

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Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: University of North Texas, Preservation Lab located at the Library Annex (941 Precision Drive, Denton, TX 76207)
Cost: $25-$50 (This is a donation based workshop. When you register you will be prompted to select a payment level between $25 and $50)
Trainers: Jaimi Parker and Justin Lemons
Description:  Justin Lemons and Jaimi Parker, Preservation Technician and Exhibits Coordinator for UNT Special Collections will teach participants how to create basic exhibit furniture and how to properly mat and frame various types of materials for display. This hands-on workshop will allow participants to practice measuring and cutting mats for frames, and will teach them how to create book cradles from archival corrugated board. Included in this workshop will be an overview of framing techniques, best practices for mounting various types of materials, and time for participants to ask about their specific needs in the areas of exhibiting, mounting, framing, and preservation issues that go along with exhibiting archival materials.

Exhibiting Archival Materials - Framing, Custom Cradles, and Best Practices

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Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Time: 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center
Cost: $25-$50 (This is a donation based workshop. When you register you will be prompted to select a payment level between $25 and $50)
Trainers: Yvonne Dooley and Emilie Algenio
Description: The workshop covers copyright information relevant to professionals in cultural institutions, offering a deeper understanding of copyright law and how it relates to their collections, services, and patrons. This is an introductory session; no prior knowledge or experience is expected.

Exhibiting Archival Materials - Framing, Custom Cradles, and Best Practices

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Date: Saturday, May 23, 2020
Time: 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center
Cost: $25-$50 (This is a donation based workshop. When you register you will be prompted to select a payment level between $25 and $50)
Trainers: Winnie Schwaid-Lindner and Vincent Barraza
Description: This is a workshop designed for digital preservation beginners. The workshop will NOT focus on technical skills or software solutions, but instead will demonstrate how to develop digital preservation policies in a way that’s broadly applicable to many SSA members with varied goals. Whether an attendee is a lone arranger, a student, or someone who simply hasn’t had any experience with digital preservation. Attendees will walk away with increased competence and confidence in knowing how to approach the preservation of digital materials, including how to determine risk factors and policies based around their own collections, and where to look for assistance if they feel out of their depth.

Digital preservation is different for every institution, every collection, and even every individual. Nobody knows an archivist’s collection better than they do, and everyone brings different skills to the table. It’s vital that everyone feels empowered and capable of making their own decisions regarding the preservation of their digital materials, regardless of skill-set and background.

This workshop is led by two Louisiana-based Digital Preservation Librarians, and will guide 20 attendees through the decision-making mindset and process behind digital preservation policies.