This course will provide an overview of archival data management systems.Participants will learn the concept of the information life cycle and its influence on the use and retention of archival data.Methods for evaluating the different types of systems and their appropriateness for handling different types of data will be covered.The course will culminate in developing a plan for implementing an archival data management system that best addresses a hypothetical data set. Quizzes, discussions, and a written assignment will allow participants to utilize the knowledge gained from this course.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
Brandon Murray is a Certified Archivist who works in a local history archive at a Dallas-Fort Worth area public library. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Masters of Library Information Science degree from the University of North Texas. Brandon’s previous experience includes over two years of digitization and cataloging of special collection items for the Norwick Center for Digital Solutions at Southern Methodist University.