Introduction to Digital Library and Digital Archives Workshop

Introduction to Digital Libraries and Digital Archives, April 30 at American Numismatic Digital Archives in New York

In collaboration with the Society of American Archivists (SAA), NYART is pleased to present this workshop entitled “Introduction to Digital Libraries and Digital Archives” at the American Numismatic Digital Archives.

Introduction to Digital Libraries and Digital Archives

1 Day – .75 CEU; 5 Archival Recertification Credits

Are you increasingly asked to deal with digital content that finds its way into your archives either because of efforts to digitize print collections or because of digital acquisition? Or are you preparing to receive “born digital” material and want to understand the potential of digital libraries and digital archives. Or is your institution building an institutional repository? If so, then you need to understand how to think about managing digital collections and the many issues they raise, such as providing adequate access, the role of technology and policy, and long-term digital preservation.

This workshop offers an introduction to digital libraries and digital archives and covers a range of developments, including relevant terminology, standards, technologies, project and collection management, workflows, and legal issues. Learn how to begin to develop strategies for dealing with them.

Upon completion of this course you’ll have discussed:

The current digital library and digital archives environment;
“Digitized” versus “Born-digital” information;
Issues related to technology, policy, and procedures;
Technical infrastructure and support needs;
The importance of metadata;
The role of the archivist and archival theory and practice in digital libraries and digital archives;

Who should attend?

Archivists, librarians and museum curators seeking an introduction to digital archives and digital libraries.

Members of NYART are eligible for a $25 discount off the non member rate when they enter NYART10 into the promotional code space of the registration form.

To register, go to the SAA site at:

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

Peter Wosh

About Peter Wosh

Professor Wosh directs the program in Archives and Public History at NYU. Professor Wosh’s research has focused primarily on American religion, American institutional cultures, and archival management issues. His background includes work as an archivist in a variety of academic and nonprofit institutions, including: Director of Archives and Library Services, American Bible Society (1989-1994); Archivist/Records Manager, American Bible Society (1984-1989); University Archivist, Seton Hall University (1978-1984). He is the author of Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records, with Menzi Behrnd-Klodt (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005); Covenant House: Journey of a Faith-Based Charity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005); Spreading the Word: The Bible Business in Nineteenth-Century America (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994); The Diocesan Journal of Michael Augustine Corrigan, Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, 1872-1880 (Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1987); as well as articles in various archival, historical, and library journals. Professor Wosh’s current research involves editing the published writings of Waldo Gifford Leland, a pioneering archival theoretician, for the Archival Classics series published by the Society of American Archivists.

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