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Education: SGA Workshops and Continuing Education Opportunities

SGA 2013 Spring workshop
SGA 2013 spring workshop

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

2016 Educational Opportunities 

Digital Repositories (SAA DAS; co-sponsored by SGA)

June 14, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

UGA Special Collections Building

Athens, Georgia

Description: Truly a Digital Repositories 101 course! Participate in knowledge-building discussions and activities that focus on defining, selecting, and implementing digital repositories (DRs) as well as a review of basic decisions that must be made before and during the development of a digital collection and digital repository program. The instructors address the role of the archivist in DR construction and deployment; the standards, best practices, and realities of content and metadata deposit; the strategies for developing administrative structures; policies; the long-term preservation concerns; and marketing your repository.

A complete description as well as information on registration, lodging and logistics is available here.

Registration discount: SAA will provide a discount of $25 off the non-member rate for SGA members. Contact prior to registering to obtain the discount code.

 Early-bird registration ends May 14.

If you have questions regarding workshop content or registration, please contact For other questions, please contact


Archives and the Law (SGA-sponsored workshop)

July 8, 2016, time TBD

Location TBD Instructor: Josh Kitchens, Director, Master of Archival Studies Program, Clayton State University

Description: This one-day workshop will provide participants with an overview of how the law, state and federal, in its various forms, impacts archival functions, including access, acquisitions, reproductions, etc. Topics to be covered include contract law, privacy law, and intellectual property law, which includes a discussion of copyright. All levels of law will be covered, but special attention will be paid to Georgia laws and court cases. The focus of this workshop will be on how archivists can think about, understand, express, and deal with potential legal issues as they relate to their roles as archivists. Participants will discuss, evaluate, and consider how various legal issues presented in this workshop impact their archives and archival work. Through case studies, participants will engage with these concepts in specific situations that pertain to the work of archivists. Participants are encouraged to bring their institutions’ existing policy documents and forms for discussion and review during the workshop. Who Should Attend: Archivists and others who need an understanding of the special circumstances of how law impacts archives.

 Registration: $TBD; online registration will be available on this page May 9.

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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