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Details of our upcoming workshops are available below:

Upcoming Workshops

    • 2018-07-27
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Beinecke at Yale University | 121 Wall Street, New Haven, CT
    • 19

    Principled Archivists: How to Make the New DACS Principles Work for You and Your Users

    InstructorS  |  Adrien Hilton, Harvard University and Maureen Callahan, Smith College

    Friday, july 27, 2018

    In this workshop, co-sponsored by ART and NEA, participants will test the newly-revised DACS principles against real-world researcher needs. The revised DACS principles provide an updated framework for archival description. This workshop is a chance for the community to learn more about the revision process and the rationale for revision. Most importantly, archivists will leave the workshop with a framework for determining how these principles can help structure a descriptive program.

    The session will:

    1) provide an opportunity for session participants to discuss and develop strategies for educating our peers and colleagues about the revised principles;

    2) ask participants to engage in activities and exercises that will teach them how they can enact these principles at their home institutions;

    3) discuss the principles as a tool for advocacy and provide participants with strategies for implementation.

    Everyone with an interest in archival description and the revised principles is welcome. We envision the session to be a lively mix of presentation, discussion, and active learning.Participants will leave with a fuller interpretation of why and how TS-DACS revised the principles, how the old and new principles interact and overlap with each other and with Records in Context (RiC). We hope that participants leave the session energized and equipped to incorporate these principles deeper into their own archival practice.

    Registration opens June 15, 2018. Member registration rates apply to both NEA and ART members.

    Questions about registration? Please contact NEA's Registrar, Olivia Mandica-Hart, at  Or, see our FAQ.

    Don't have a Member Profile password yet?  Contact the NEA Membership Secretary to receive one.

    If you want to register online, but still need to pay by check, the system will generate an invoice that you can print out and mail to the attention of:

    Emily Atkins
    NEA Treasurer
    Harvard University Archives
    Pusey Library - Harvard Yard
    Cambridge, MA 02138

    Please make all checks payable to New England Archivists.

    For questions or concerns about accessibility and/or disability accommodations that you would like addressed before registration, please contact NEA’s Inclusion and Diversity Coordinator co-chairs Rosemary Davis and Rose Oliveira at for assistance.

    CANCELLATION POLICY: NEA will issue a refund minus a $10 cancellation fee for up to 10 days prior to the meeting. Exceptions to the cancellation policy will be made at the discretion of the Registrar.

The workshops we offer are based on member interest (see NEA’s annual surveys for more information) as well as instructor and location availability.  Interested in teaching? Fill out our GoogleForm and a member of the Education Committee will be in touch.

Questions? Get in touch with the Education Committee at or visit NEA’s contact page for a full listing of Education Committee members. Individual contact information is available by searching for a committee member by name in the directory.

To learn more about workshop registration please see our faq.

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