NYS Archives hosting SAA Arrangement and Description Course
The New York State Archives will be hosting Society of American Archivists’ Arrangement and Description workshop on May 1-2.
Register through SAA here! Early registration is in place until April 1st.
This two-day course introduces the basic principles, concepts, and tools that archivists use to establish both physical and intellectual control over archival records. These include developing accession records and processing work plans; identifying common arrangement schemes for certain types of collections, as well as various formats; and how to physically organize materials during processing. You will also learn the essential elements of a finding aid and the major descriptive standards that support these elements. Particular emphasis will be placed on the day-to-day decisions made in arranging and describing archival materials. You’ll also participate in a set of exercises designed to emphasize the principles and concepts of arrangement and description.