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, and discovery
and access of these materials. 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 include
presentations on background work completed by the AIMS partners, case
studies, and dedicated time for discussion between all participants.

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


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.


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.


There is no charge for registration. However, enrollment in the
workshop will be limited to 45 participants on a first-come,
first-served basis. Depending on interest, attendance may also be
limited to one individual per institution or repository. Please note
that all attendees will be required to confirm their registration
approximately one month in advance of the workshop. **If you do not
confirm your registration, you will lose your spot in the workshop.**

The registration form is located at <>.


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


Please direct any questions to <[log in to unmask]>.

Mark A. Matienzo
Digital Archivist, Manuscripts and Archives
Yale University Library