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The Society of Georgia Archivists is committed to providing educational opportunities to its members as well as archivists around the region. SGA sponsors an annual workshop in the spring and another in the fall in conjunction with the SGA Annual Meeting. For more information about the work of the Education Committee, please contact education@soga.org.

2015 Educational Opportunities

Developing Specifications and RFPs for Recordkeeping Systems #15B1 [DAS course]

June 1, 2015
Robert W. Woodruff Library
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
9:00 - 5:00 p.m.

The development of a fully functional digital archives requires an integrated recordkeeping system that identifies, describes, schedules, and destroys or retains your organization's born-digital records. Successful recordkeeping systems reflect business processes and applicable federal and state statutes while identifying records with permanent value to be archived. The ideal recordkeeping system interfaces with a digital repository used to curate electronic records and support a wide range of archival processes, including preservation and access. Before purchasing or building a recordkeeping system, you need a clear list of systems requirements specific to your organization. From these specifications, you can build a good Request for Proposal (RFP), select a system or vendor, and successfully implement your recordkeeping system.

This course is one of the Tactical and Strategic Courses in the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate Program.

Upon completion of this course you’ll be able to:

  • Identify and define requirements for an electronic recordkeeping system and/or digital repository;
  • Develop and distribute a Request for Information (RFI), RFP, or RFQ (Request for Quotation);
  • Evaluate and select a recordkeeping system; and
  • Implement the system.

Who should attend?

Archivists, records managers, IT professionals and administrators who need to define systems requirements for an electronic recordkeeping system and/or digital repository and then develop a RFI, RFP, or RFQ.

Registration - Early-Bird/Regular:

  • SAA Member $199 / $269
  • Employees of Member Institutions $229 / $299
  • Nonmember $259 / $319

Early-bird registration ends May 1, 2015.

Attendance limited to 35.

For more information on this course and to register, click here.

This course is co-sponsored by the Society of American Archivists


Visit our History section for a listing of past workshops.

View SGA's Scholarships page for funding opportunities for various continuing education activities, such as SGA workshops, the SGA Annual Meeting, the SAA Annual Meeting, and the Georgia Archives Institute.

Another great way to get involved with professional development is to participate in SGA's Mentoring Program.

Interested in pursuing a career in archives and records management?

Read So You Want to be an Archivist? An Overview of the Archives Profession.

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