Wyoming State Archives offers archives and digitization workshop

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board (WY SHRAB) has announced that it is hosting a free two-day workshop on archiving and digitizing.

The Archives and Digitization 101 workshop is scheduled to take place June 21-22 at the Wyoming State Library. During this event, attendees will learn basic archival best practices for managing, preserving, and digitizing collections. Those working with local history collections or working in smaller archival repositories and those who may have no formal archival training are encouraged to attend.

While day one will be instructor-led sessions by Leigh Jeremias and Amy Hitchner, day two of the workshop is dedicated to one-on-one sessions with historical collections specialists for collections advice or hands-on training in scanning. Digitization kits will be provided for use by the Colorado State Library. Digitization kits from the WY SHRAB via the Wyoming State Archives will be available for viewing. Participants will learn how to consult a digitization kit for their own historical collection needs.

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Leigh Jeremias is the Digital Collections Coordinator for the Colorado State Library, where she manages the Colorado Historical Newspaper Collection and the Plains to Peaks Collective, the Colorado-Wyoming Service Center of the Digital Public Library of America. Ms. Jeremias has over 21 years of experience in making historical collections more accessible to the widest audience possible. She has extensive experience in the development, care and refinement of archival and digital collections as well as knowledge of multiple collections management databases, metadata schemas and aggregations, copyright and appraisal. risk and project management.

Prior to working at the State Library, Ms. Jeremias worked at History Colorado and the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, PA. In her current role, she works to expand state and national access to all types of historical collections found in small and large cultural heritage institutions.

Amy Hitchner is Manager of Metadata and Integration Services at Colorado State Library, where she manages CVL Collections, a program that helps small cultural heritage organizations bring their digital collections online using the Omeka platform. The program is also an on-ramp to participate in the Plains to Peaks Collective, the Colorado and Wyoming center of the Digital Public Library of America. In addition to managing CVL collections, Amy publishes the Friday Grab Bag, a weekly series highlighting Colorado library programs and events. She has 15 years of library experience in cataloguing, metadata, technical services, electronic resources, serials, and collections management in university and school libraries.

For more information about the council and events, please contact Sara Davis, WY SHRAB Coordinator and Wyoming State Archivist, Wyoming State Archives, Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources at (307 ) 777-8691, or visit the SHRAB website. Please email Sara Davis, [email protected], and/or Leigh Jeremias, [email protected] for more information about this workshop.

The Wyoming SHRAB promotes the identification, preservation, and dissemination of historical state records, encouraging and supporting continuing education programs for state, tribal, and local governments, local repositories, organizations, and other individuals involved in archival preservation in Wyoming. Grants are made available by the Wyoming SHRAB through the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The program is administered by the Wyoming State Archives, part of the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources.

Please contact Sara Davis at the Wyoming State Archives at 307-777-8691, email [email protected], or use the online form at to register for the workshop.

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