SAA Webinar "Basics of Managing Electronic Records, Getting You Started"

  • 28 Jun 2012
  • 6:00 PM
  • Northwestern University Library, Forum Room, 1970 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208

CAA to Offer SAA Webinar "Basics of Managing Electronic Records: Getting You Started" at Northwestern University, June 28, 2012 at 6 p.m.

All archivists must address the management of electronic records to some degree, and you may not have the background in electronic records or the confidence to tackle this daunting task! This 90-minute web seminar provides you the basics you need to start solving your electronic records problems.

Over the next year and a half, the Chicago Area Archivists (CAA) will continue to offer a series of Webinars that are part of the new SAA Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) curriculum to train practicing archivists and their managers to appraise, capture, preserve, and provide access to electronic records.

The DAS curriculum is made up of a series of structured workshops and webinars in the following categories:  Foundational, Tactical and Strategic, Tools and Services, and Transformational.  In all, SAA offers 23 courses.  Those interested in a Digital Archivist certificate must take 9 courses over a two-year period and pass online exams within a week after each course.  For more information on the SAA DAS curriculum, please see

The second CAA offering will be "Basics of Managing Electronic Records," from the Foundational category.  Designed for managers and practitioners, the webinar will be held at Northwestern University on June 28, 2012 at 6 p.m.

**To register, RSVP to and send your check for the appropriate amount below, made out to CHICAGO AREA ARCHIVISTS, to Benn Joseph, 1970 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208.  You can also send an email if you have any questions.  Space is limited to 20 participants, so get your registration in early! **

Fees for registering before June 21, 2012:
CAA members:  $15
Non-members:  $20**

After June 21, 2012
CAA members:  $20
Non-members:  $25**

**CAA membership dues are only $10/year!  Become a CAA member when you register and get the member price for the event, as well as CAA membership until January 1, 2013.

NOTE:  For those Webinar participants who wish to pursue DAS certification and to take the online exam after the Webinar, the SAA will charge a separate exam fee of $35.

Location and Directions:

The webinar will be held in the Forum Room at Northwestern University Library, 1970 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208.  Please feel  free to bring an unobtrusive brown-bag dinner/snack to this evening presentation.

The library is located near the south end of the Evanston campus and is easily accessible from the Foster El stop and Davis Metra station.  Free parking is typically available after 4 p.m. on campus lots.  A map and driving directions are available here:

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