Please find details of the next ARA Ireland training event below
 
August 2020

The Archives and Records Association, Ireland (ARA,I) is delighted to present the second of its summer training seminars focused on digital and technical skills.
 

Online Training: Digital Curation and Digital Preservation

Date: Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Time: 10:55– 12:30

Platform: Zoom


This 90-minute online session will feature two presentations on digital curation and digital preservation from Peter Clarke, Digital Services Programmer in Research Services at UCD Library, and Rachel MacGregor, Digital Preservation Officer at the Modern Records Centre in the University of Warwick.

Peter Clarke's talk will focus on digital curation and technical infrastructure and Rachel MacGregor will be looking at open source software for digital preservation, in particular Archivematica, BitCurator and DROID.

For further details and to reserve your place please visit the link below:
Online Training: Data Curation and Digital Preservation

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JULY 2020

The Archives and Records Association, Ireland (ARA,I) is pleased to present the first in a series of two summer training seminars focused on digital and technical skills.
 

Online Training: AtoM Cataloguing Software and Open Refine

Date: Thursday, 23 July 2020

Time: 14:45– 16:30

Platform: Zoom

This 90-minute online session will feature two presentations on tools and software for documenting archival collections and processing metadata.

Lisa Shortall from Offaly Archives and Damien Burke from the Irish Jesuit Archives will give a joint presentation on their experiences with AtoM. AtoM (Access to Memory) is a web-based, open source application for standards-based archival description and access in a multilingual, multi-repository environment. Lisa will focus on AtoM's main features and how it is used by Offaly Archives as a multi-repository searchable interface. Damien will focus on the transference of legacy finding aids to AtoM and the creation of authority records.

Graham Jevon from the Endangered Archives Programme will be presenting on his use of Open Refine to create uniformity in metadata collected from disparate sources. The Endangered Archives Programme (EAP) facilitates the digitisation of archives around the world that are in danger of destruction, neglect or physical deterioration. The EAP website then provides access to these digital collections for research, education and enjoyment.
 

For further details and to reserve your place please visit the link below:
Online Training Seminar: AtoM Cataloguing Software and Open Refine

 

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June 2020: Training Updates related to Covid 19

ARA, Ireland training is moving online. 
Our next two training seminars will be hosted on Zoom. We are keeping these shorter than our usual training days with two presentations programmed for each session.The first event in the series will be on AtoM cataloguing software and metadata refinement. The second will focus on digital assets management and digital preservation systems. Details and registration will be available from next week.
 
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Training Priorities for 2021
ARA, Ireland had a number of collaborative events scheduled for this year, which unfortunately had to be postponed due to COVID-19. We are now planning to run these in 2021 and to bring our Irish members a diverse and exciting programme of seminars including:
 
New Professionals Training Day in collaboration with ARA New Professionals and ESB Archives.
This event will be geared towards recent graduates and professionals who are new to the archives and records management sector. Delegates will hear from established professionals, and have opportunities for networking and discussion, as well as the chance to visit ESB Archives' fantastic new facilities.
 
Follow-up seminar on Representation and Inclusion in Irish Archives and the Archives and Records Management sector more widely (in collaboration with UCD). 
This event is intended to complement and expand on the Diversity seminar that was held in the Irish Architectural Archives in November 2019. We aim to allow more time for discussion and engagement around issues of representation within collections, institutions and the profession itself.
 
Records Management training in collaboration with Information and Records Management Society, Ireland (IRMS) and the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI).
 
Collaborative seminar/conference with NUIG Archives Department and tie-in with Explore Your Archives campaign launch.

 

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