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SAA Announces Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Certificate Curriculum 2011/08/13

Posted by nydawg in Archives, Digital Archives, Digital Archiving, Education.
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This is really exciting to me! Last year, I volunteered my services and time and Society of American Archivists [SAA] President Dr. Helen Tibbo appointed me to act as a member of the 5-person Digital Archives Continuing Education Task Force.  We had a few conference calls and met in Chicago for most of a weekend last October, and I’m thrilled to see that our DAS certificate program proposal and revisions have been accepted by the Education Committee and will be offered beginning in September 2011!

I should give a big thanks and congratulations to all the hard-working members of the DACE Task Force including Chairman Geof Huth (Director of Government Records, New York State Archives),  SAA President Dr. Helen Tibbo (Distinguished Professor at University of North Carolina), Jackie Esposito (University Archivist, Penn State University), Mahnaz Ghaznavi (Archivist, Loyola Marymount University), Solveig DeSutter (SAA Director of Education), and yours truly, David Kay, MLS (Director of Archives & Digital Archivist, Little Airplane Productions).

“SAA is committed to providing education and training to ensure that archivists adopt appropriate practices for appraising, capturing, preserving, and providing access to electronic records. That’s why we’ve developed the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate Program, designed to provide you with the information and tools you need to manage the demands of born-digital records.  The DAS Curriculum, developed by experts in the field of digital archives, is structured in tiers of study that guide you to choose courses based on your specific knowledge, training, and needs. You can choose individual courses—or you can take your learning to the next level by earning a Digital Archives Specialist Certificate from SAA after completing required coursework and passing both course and comprehensive examinations.

Read all the details and check out course offerings here:
http://www2.archivists.org/prof-education/das

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