The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) presents FREE professional development workshop for archivists, librarians, and other staff members in Texas archival repositories in fulfillment of its initiative to support education and training for professionals.

July 2017

Grant Proposal Writing

Date: Monday, July 10, 2017
Time: 9 AM to 4 PM
Location: Stephen F. Austin State University
 
Description:
 
This course surveys the types of state, federal, and private foundation grants available and provides information about researching and writing grant proposals. Topics include types of grants, types of funders, elements of a grant proposal, the grant review process, managing your grant project, reporting requirements, and funding resources.
 
Who Should Attend?
 
Archivists, librarians, and staff members at Texas archival repositories who have a responsibility to explore and an interest in funding resources for preservation, processing, digitization and similar projects. An emphasis on NHPRC and other federal grants is stressed.

Class Limit:

30 attendees. Spaces available on a first come, first serve basis.


August 2017

Grant Proposal Writing

Date: Friday, August 11, 2017
Time: 9 AM to 4 PM
Location: University of Texas-El Paso
 
Description:
 
This course surveys the types of state, federal, and private foundation grants available and provides information about researching and writing grant proposals. Topics include types of grants, types of funders, elements of a grant proposal, the grant review process, managing your grant project, reporting requirements, and funding resources.
 
Who Should Attend?
 
Archivists, librarians, and staff members at Texas archival repositories who have a responsibility to explore and an interest in funding resources for preservation, processing, digitization and similar projects. An emphasis on NHPRC and other federal grants is stressed.

Class Limit:

30 attendees. Spaces available on a first come, first serve basis.


September 2017

Grant Proposal Writing

Date: Friday, September 29, 2017
Time: 9 AM to 4 PM
Location: San Antonio Public Library
 
Description:
 
This course surveys the types of state, federal, and private foundation grants available and provides information about researching and writing grant proposals. Topics include types of grants, types of funders, elements of a grant proposal, the grant review process, managing your grant project, reporting requirements, and funding resources.
 
Who Should Attend?
 
Archivists, librarians, and staff members at Texas archival repositories who have a responsibility to explore and an interest in funding resources for preservation, processing, digitization and similar projects. An emphasis on NHPRC and other federal grants is stressed.

Class Limit:

30 attendees. Spaces available on a first come, first serve basis.


October 2017

Metadata Overview for Archivists (webinar)

Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
 
Description:
 
What is metadata? Where does it come from? What does it look like? How do you choose the right schema? In this class, you'll learn about the basics of descriptive, technical, structural, and administrative metadata. You'll also see how metadata supports access and preservation in archives.
 
Who Should Attend?
 
Archivists and others who want an understanding of basic metadata concepts or a refresher to ensure their assumptions are still valid.

Class Limit:

Spaces depend on site location. Available on a first come, first serve basis.


December 2017

1. Preserving Digital Archives

Date: TBD
Time: 9 AM to 5 PM
Location: Tocker Learning Center (2nd Floor), Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin, TX
 
Description:
 
How do you start a digital preservation program? This course is designed to help practitioners move from understanding the core vocabulary, standards, and best practices of digital preservation toward program planning, policy development, and systems evaluation. Through presentation, discussion, and hands-on exercises, the course will build on core concepts, explore organizational aspects of digital preservation, introduce tools and standards for technical and preservation metadata, and examine factors to consider in evaluating and selecting digital preservation systems.
 
Attendees may bring a laptop to participate in this course, but it is not required.

Class Limit:

30 attendees. Spaces available on a first come, first serve basis.

2. Copyright Issues for Digital Archives

Date: TBD
Time: 9 AM to 5 PM
Location: Tocker Learning Center (2nd Floor), Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin, TX

Description:

This course covers copyright legal issues specific to archives of digital material. You'll examine the impact of electronic technologies on the long-heald law and tenets of copyright, including digital rights management and acquiring and advising on the use of rights in records. You'll look at the basic text of relevant federal statutes and significant case law as well as examine case studies. A very brief review of copyright essentials will be provided to ground the discussion. The focus of the day will be on how to think through and identify options for resloving the most commonly encountered.

Class Limit:

30 attendees. Spaces available on a first come, first serve basis.

 

 

To register, please complete this THRAB Professional Development workshop form

 

Sponsored by Texas Historical Records Advisory Board and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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