Courtesy of M. Matienzo:

CREW: Collecting Repositories and  E-Records Workshop
Chicago, Illinois - Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Organized by AIMS Project Partners (University of Virginia, Yale
University, Stanford University and University of Hull)

Funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation


As part of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded AIMS Project
("Born-Digital Collections: An Inter-Institutional Model for
Stewardship"), the project's partners are organizing a workshop
regarding born-digital archival material in collecting repositories. The
workshop will provide an opportunity for archivists and technologists to
discuss issues related to collection development, accessioning,
appraisal, arrangement and description, discovery and access, and
preservation of these materials. We also hope to provide hands-on
opportunities for investigating some of the tools and software that
the AIMS Project has used. The workshop is being scheduled to coincide
with the week of the annual meeting of the Society of American
Archivists in Chicago, Illinois.

The workshop will also complement the AIMS Project partners’ special
focus session during the SAA annual meeting, to be held on Saturday,
August 27, at 8:00 AM (Session 502: "Born-Digital Archives in Collecting
Repositories: Turning Challenges into Byte-Size Opportunities").


Potential attendees at this workshop should have some experience
working in a collecting repository with contemporary collections, and
ideally have some knowledge of or experience with electronic records.
Registration will be available to anyone, on a first come, first served
basis. There will be no charge for registration.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Hotel Palomar Chicago
505 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Hotel Palomar is located a half-mile from the Hyatt Regency Chicago on
the Riverwalk, which is the location of the Society of American
Archivists meeting.


A link to registration will be sent in advance of the event. There will be no
charge for registration.


The University of Virginia Library, in partnership with Stanford
University, the University of Hull, and Yale University have been funded
by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for "Born Digital Collections: An
Inter-Institutional Model for Stewardship (AIMS). Over a two-year
project period (October 2009 - October 2011), project partners will
create an inter-institutional framework for stewarding born-digital
content. The group plans to process and preserve thirteen born-digital
collections of noteworthy individuals and/or organizations and make them
discoverable via Hydra, a Fedora-based solution, which can easily be
installed and implemented by other institutions. A cohort of digital
archivists has been established with a mandate to engender a digital
archivist community of professionals both nationally and
internationally, and they will disseminate broadly the lessons learned
from the real work of processing and preserving a varied range of
born-digital collections.

More information on the AIMS Project can be found on the project's
website at <> and on Born-Digital
Archives, the project's blog, at

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