register now for two digital archives webinars
The Chicago Area Archivists group is now accepting online registration for two more Digital Archives Specialist Web seminars from the Society of American Archivists, "Information Architecture" and "Archival Content Management Systems." Registration guidance and details can be found at http://www.chicagoarchivists.org/events. Space is limited to 15 attendees at each location. Please note that if you wish to secure the Chicago Area Archivists membership rate for these webinars, you first must join CAA by enrolling at the "Membership" section of the website.
The multiple locations and dates for the two webinars are listed below.
Tuesday, June 18th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College Chicago
Location: 618 S. Michigan Avenue, 6th floor (Harrison and Michigan)
Host: Laurie Lee Moses (312-369-7518/ lmoses@...)
Thursday, June 20th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at American College of Surgeons
Location: 633 N. St. Clair St., 26th floor (please meet in reception area on the floor and Susan will show you through, if you arrive after 6pm please call Susan on cell 708-612-4493)
Host: Susan Rishworth (w: 312-202-5270 c: 708-612-4493/srishworth@...)
Wednesday, July 10th
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM at Chicago State University
Location: University Library Room 301. 9501 S. King Dr. Chicago, IL 60628
Host: Aaisha Haykal (773-995-3843/ahaykal@...)
About the Webinar
How do you improve user experience of the collections and services your program delivers through the Web?
In this course you’ll learn about the methods and tools developed by the Information Architecture (IA) community to support the principles of user-centered design. Information architecture (IA) is the application of ethnographic research methods to understand the uses of a collection of information objects. These and the users’ understanding of the information form the basis of an organizing principle for materials and their access interfaces so that we can more easily find and use what we need.
Presenters will review research findings about user interaction with archives and their access interfaces in order to show the relevance of the methods of information architecture introduced during this course; participants will take part in an exercise that demonstrates application. For more information about this webinar, see the course description on the SAA website.
“Archival Content Management Systems”
Wednesday, June 19th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at Wheaton College
Location: Billy Graham Center, 3rd Floor, Room 309, 500 College Ave.
Host: David Malone (630-752-5707/ david.malone@...)
Tuesday, July 9th
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM at Roosevelt University
Location: Auditorium Building at 430 S. Michigan Ave. Take the elevator to the 10th floor. Take a right out of the elevator and a right again and you’ll be in the instruction area.
Host: Laura Mills (312-341-2280/ lmills@...)
About the Webinar
Are you considering implementing an archival content management system (CMS) such as Archon or Archivists’ Toolkit? Are you overwhelmed by the process of selecting the right tool for your institution? This presentation is based on the report about archival management software issued by the Council on Library and Information Resources Council on Library and Information Resources and will take you through the process of evaluating and selecting a content management system.
This presentation includes concrete examples drawn from both open source and commercial systems. For more information about this webinar, see the course description on the SAA website.
Martin Tuohy for the
Professional Development Subcommittee,
Chicago Area Archivists