Archivists Round Table Processing Workshop

To ART Membership:

Please note the correction to the below announcement – the workshop is on Tuesday October 13th, not Friday.

Thank you,

ART Education Committee

On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 1:45 AM, Membership NYART wrote:

NYART Membership:

The Archivists Roundtable of Metropolitan New York (ART) is glad to announce that it is collaborating with the Society of American Archivists to host the full-day workshop Implementing “More Product, Less Process” at the American Numismatic Society on October 13, 2009.

Implementing “More Product, Less Process”

Workshop Description

Backlogs don’t have to weigh as heavily as they do! Focus on implementing concrete strategies for increasing processing rates and reducing backlogs as outlined in the Greene-Meissner article, “More Product, Less Process: Revamping Traditional Archival Processing,” and learn as you share information and experiences with your fellow workshop participants. Topics include appraisal, arrangement, description, digitization, and preservation, as well as development of processing plans, policies, and benchmarks. This array of topics is addressed through lecture, case studies, and group discussion.

Upon completing this workshop, you’ll be able to:

§ Understand the concepts and arguments outlined in “More Product, Less Process;”
§ Implement strategies for increasing processing rates in a variety of institutions;
§ Apply techniques for managing efficient processing programs, including developing processing plans, policies, and benchmarks;

§ Understand how descriptive standards such as DACS can assist in the creation of descriptive records that adhere to “minimum” requirements and assist in the reuse of data in a variety of outputs; and

§ Develop strategies for integrating processing with other archival functions, particularly accessioning.

Who should attend? Archivists who process archival collections or manage archival processing programs and administrators interested in processing procedures within their repositories (introductory to intermediate levels).

Attendance is limited to 30.

Workshop Date & Time:

T,uesday, Oct 13, 2009

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


American Numismatic Society
75 Varick Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10013

Early-Bird Registration Deadline: September 17, 2009

Workshop Registration and Fee:

Fees: Early-Bird / Regular

SAA Member $185 / $285

Employees of Member Institutions $210 / $260

Nonmember $235 / $285

*ARTNY member discount

SAA will provide a $25 discount off the non-member rate for Archivists Roundtable of New York (ARTNY). Enter “MPLPNY09″ into the promotional

code on the online registration form and the discount will be activated.

The link to register via the SAA site is:

**Please contact Cynthia Tobar, ART Education Coordinator, at if you have any questions.

Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017

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