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ARL-SAA Digital Archives Specialist Courses at US National Archives: Early-Bird Deadline October 31

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Register by Friday, October 31, to receive the early-bird discount on the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) courses being offered by ARL and the Society of American Archivists (SAA) at the National Archives in Washington, DC, November 10–14. You do not need to work at an ARL library to register for the courses at this site—they are open to all librarians and archivists.

Do you want to develop your skills for appraising, capturing, preserving, and providing access to born-digital special collections? Do you need to address privacy and confidentiality legal issues relating to your institution’s digital archives? Would you like to grow your community of colleagues, especially those located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States? Register for one or more of these five courses:

  • November 10: Preserving Digital Archives
  • November 11: Appraisal of Electronic Records
  • November 12: Privacy and Confidentiality Issues in Digital Archives
  • November 13: Digital Forensics for Archivists, Part I
  • November 14: Arrangement and Description of Electronic Records, Part I


Register online at the SAA website. Registration is per course—you are not required to sign up for the whole week but are offered a package discount if you do.

Early-bird registration prices—valid until October 31—are based on your status as one of the following:

  • SAA member: $199/day or $159/day if all five courses are taken.
  • Employee of an SAA institutional member: $229/day or $189/day if all five courses are taken.
  • Employee of an ARL member institution: $219/day or $179/day if all five courses are taken (a substantial discount from the non-member price). Contact Judy Ruttenberg for the co-sponsor promotion code.

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. ARL’s 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/.