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ARL-SAA Digital Archives Specialist Courses 2013 Open for Registration

Digital Archives Specialist

Registration is now open for the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) courses being offered by ARL and the Society of American Archivists (SAA) at four ARL member libraries through 2013. Dates are being finalized for course offerings at seven additional ARL libraries in 2014.

Do you want to develop your skills for appraising, capturing, preserving, and providing access to born-digital special collections? Could you use some insight into working with donors? Would you like to grow your community of colleagues, especially those located in your region? Register for one or more of the courses being offered near you.


ARL and SAA have designed a weeklong immersion in four core courses of the DAS program for ARL library staff to take alongside their peers. Registration is per course—participants are not required to sign up for the whole week but are offered a package discount if they do. The four courses being offered are:

  • Digital Archives and Libraries
  • Digital Forensics (newly expanded to two days)
  • Digital Curation: Creating an Environment for Success
  • Preserving Digital Archives

Locations & Dates in 2013

The special weeklong offering of the four DAS courses will be held at each of the following locations in 2013:

  • University of Illinois at Chicago: September 9–13
  • University of New Mexico: October 21–25
  • Ohio State University: November 4–8
  • University of California, Los Angeles: December 16–20


Register online at the SAA website.

Early-bird registration prices—valid until four weeks prior to the start date at each location—are based on the registrant’s status as one of the following:

  • SAA member: $189/day
  • Employee of an SAA institutional member: $219/day
  • Employee of an ARL member institution: $224/day or $179/day if all four courses are taken via a “co-sponsor promotion” (a $25/day or $45/four courses discount from the non-member price)—contact Judy Ruttenberg for the co-sponsor promotion registration code.

Future Offerings

The courses will be offered at seven additional ARL institutions in 2014. Visit the ARL website for the list of host institutions.

More Information

For further information, contact Judy Ruttenberg at ARL or Solveig De Sutter at SAA.

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in the US and Canada. Its mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at http://www.arl.org/.

Founded in 1936, the Society of American Archivists (SAA) is North America’s oldest and largest national archival professional association. It is the preeminent source of professional resources and the principal communication hub for American archivists. Through its activities and advocacy efforts, SAA promotes the values and diversity of archives and archivists and enables archivists to achieve professional excellence and foster innovation to ensure the identification, preservation, and use of records of enduring value. SAA is on the web at http://www.archivists.org/.