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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

Upcoming worshops sponsored the Wyoming SHRAB:

TBD

Workshops: Past Offerings

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Recent worshops sponsored the Wyoming SHRAB:

Archives 101 and Digitization 101 (2022)

Date:  June 21-22, 2022

Grant Writing for Every Ocassion (2022)

Date:  May 4-5, 2022

Workshop on Data Management and Preservation

Date:  June 1, 2018

ArchivesSpace Introduction

Date: May 4, 2018

Workshop Recordings

Archives 101 and Digitization 101 (2022)

This workshop focuses on the basics of caring for archival collections and increasing access through digitization. 

  • ​​Archives 101: Introduction to Basic Archival Principles and Practices

    “Archives 101” focuses 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. Learning Objectives:

    • ​​What is an archival collection

    • Basic archival principles

    • Levels of arrangement and description

    • Basics of archival access and preservation

  • Share Your Story: A Toolkit for Creating Digital Collections

    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.  Learning Objectives:

    • 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

To access the presentation slides from this workshop, see below. 

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This workshop is a partnership with the Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board (WY SHRAB), Colorado State Library, Wyoming State Library, and the Wyoming State Archives. This workshop is supported in part by an award from the 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.

Grant Writing for Every Ocassion (2022)

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 funders sit 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

This workshop is a partnership with the Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board (WY SHRAB), Wyoming State Library, and the Wyoming State Archives. This workshop is supported in part by an award from the 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.

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

 

State Historical Records Advisory Board