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The Wyoming SHRAB promotes the identification, preservation and dissemination of the state’s historical records, by encouraging and supporting ongoing training programs for state, tribal and local governments, local repositories, organizations, and others involved in records care in Wyoming. The program is administered by the Wyoming State Archives, which is part of the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources.

To support its mission, WY SHRAB sponsors two workshops per year with the financial assistance provided through the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), a branch of the National Archives.

SHRAB sponsors workshops featuring experts in:
 

  • Digitization
     
  • Oral History Projects
     
  • Disaster Recovery
     
  • Preservation
     
  • Records Management

 

The Wyoming SHRAB promotes the identification, preservation and dissemination of the state’s historical records, by encouraging and supporting ongoing training programs for state, tribal and local governments, local repositories, organizations, and others involved in records care in Wyoming. The program is administered by the Wyoming State Archives, which is part of the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources.

To support its mission, WY SHRAB sponsors two workshops per year with the financial assistance provided through the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), a branch of the National Archives.

SHRAB sponsors workshops featuring experts in:
 

  • Digitization
     
  • Oral History Projects
     
  • Disaster Recovery
     
  • Preservation
     
  • Records Management

 

Workshops: Upcoming

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Upcoming worshops sponsored the Wyoming SHRAB:

Archives 101 and Digitization 101

The Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB), with funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), invites you to attend a FREE, 2-day, Archives and Digital Collections 101 Workshop on June 21 and 22 at the Wyoming State Library, 2800 Central Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001.

Register using this online form. Feel free to sign up for both days or just one. Register by June 15, 2022.  Limited to 30. If you have questions about this workshop, please email Sara Davis, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and/or Leigh Jeremias, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This workshop is supported in part by an award from the Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board (WY SHRAB), through funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), National Archives and Records Administration. The WY SHRAB program is administered by the Wyoming State Archives, which is part of the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources.

Day 1 Agenda: June 21, 2022

  • Archives 101: Introduction to Basic Archival Principles and Practices (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.) 

    The morning session of the workshop, “Archives 101,” will focus on archival best practices. The workshop is geared towards those working in smaller archival repositories and those who may not have had formal archival training. Participants are encouraged to bring questions and sample items from their collections that present specific challenges in processing. What you will learn:

    • ​​What is an archival collection

    • Basic archival principles

    • Levels of arrangement and description

    • Basics of archival access and preservation

  • Working Lunch: Lunch will be provided. (12 - 1 p.m.)

  • Share Your Story: A Toolkit for Creating Digital Collections (1 - 4 p.m.)

    Digitization is not simply making a digital copy of an object. It is a process of collecting, reformatting, cataloging, storing, and sharing digital objects. With this workshop you will learn the fundamentals of each area of the digitization workflow: selection, digital capture, description, and sharing, and leave with a toolkit to get you started on your digitization journey. This workshop is for those that are new to digital collections.  What you will learn:

    • Framework for selecting items and copyright considerations

    • Basics of digital capture for preservation and access 

    • Metadata description for historic collections

    • How to share your collection with your community near and far

Day 2 Agenda: June 22, 2022

  • Collection Consultation and Digitization Time (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

    Participants will have the opportunity to sign up for a 1 hour, hands-on experience with the Colorado State Library’s Digitization Kits.  Please bring 2 to 4 items (maximum dimensions: 8.5" x 11.7") to move through the digital capture workflow.  You will have the opportunity to scan, create preservation and access copies, create metadata and see your items live and online.

     

    Or…..

     

    Want to talk?  Participants will also have the opportunity to sign up for a 1 hour block of time with collections specialists from CSL and SHRAB to help with topics such as:

    • Donor relations

    • Collection management

    • Copyright

    • User access

    • Archival processing

    • PreservationFunding 

 

Workshops: Past Offerings

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Recent worshops sponsored the Wyoming SHRAB:

 

Workshop on Data Management and Preservation

Date:  June 1, 2018

ArchivesSpace Introduction

Date: May 4, 2018

Preservation of Born-Digital Records, Basic Principles and Practices (2017)  

The archived version of this webinar is available at:  https://youtu.be/1IbJ9vz6JPo.

 

Workshop Recordings

Grant Writing for Every Ocassion

This workshop will help you master the logic and preparation needed for success. Learn tips, tricks, and pitfalls of grantwriting, plus where to find help. We’ll discuss the elements of a proposal andhow to develop, prepare, and present a compelling case that will make funderssit up and take notice. 

The recorded sessions playlist is available at: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxx4XVqV5ojOyuNOZ9nNi6XJutHJdroQu.

  • Session 1: Getting started 
    First steps, finding funders, proposal components
  • Session 2: What’s the problem? And who are you? 
    Beneficiary need and organizational credibility
  • Session 3: What will you do about it?
    Objectives, methods, evaluation
  • Session 4: Money, money, money
  • Budget, justification, sustainability
  • Session 5: Wrapping it all up
    Summary, presentation, documentation, next steps
  • Session 6: Conversation with Dan Stokes
    Identifying the appropriate federal grant program for your project and creating an application tailored to particular programs

Preservation of Born-Digital Records, Basic Principles and Practices (2017) 

Records are "born digital" if they were created first online.  How should you go about saving those records?  Learn about this important topic from Tyler Cline, Digital Archivist at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and former Digital Archivist at the University of Wyoming's American Heritage Center. 

The archived version of this webinar is available at:  https://youtu.be/1IbJ9vz6JPo

 

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