Workshop: Basic Archiving

  • 08 Jun 2017
  • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Colby College (Robinson Memorial Room in Special Collections at Miller Library), Waterville
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Basic Archiving

This basic archival workshop will give attendees a holistic understanding of collections care by discussing fundamentals of archives, including governance, preservation, arrangement and description, storage, access and outreach. Specific examples will illustrate key points and a list of resources will be provided. 

Colby Special Collections will provide coffee, tea, and cookies.

This workshop is co-presented by the Maine Historical Records Advisory Board.


2 - 3:10: Part 1 of the workshop, including Q&A on broad topics like governance, preservation, arrangement, and description

3:10 - 3:30: Snacks

3:30 - 4:30: Part 2 of the workshop including Q&A on more granular topics like storage, access, and outreach

4:30 - 5:00: Optional page turning of John James Audubon's The Birds of America in Special Collections

5 PM: MAM social mixer in at the Silver Street Tavern (2 Silver St) in downtown Waterville

Your Presenter

This workshop is presented by Patricia Burdick, Assistant Director of Colby College Special Collections.

The Venue

The Robinson Memorial Room is located in Special Collections at Miller Library on the Colby College Campus in Waterville.  View the campus map.

Parking available in the Roberts Parking Lot, which is a short walk to the Miller Library.

This venue is wheelchair accessible.

Online registration will be open through June 4.  To register after this date, contact Erin Rhodes at 207-859-5152 or

The size of the workshop space limits registration to 25 participants - register early to reserve your space!

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