13.02.2017 | what’s on
by Centre Canadien d´Architecture
CCA Canadian Center for Architecture
When: March 9-10, 2017
Where: Yale University, New Haven, CT
Organized by the Canadian Centre for Architecture and Yale University Library, Manuscripts and Archives
As collecting institutions and archives we all have been recently facing the same new challenges in acquiring, preserving, processing, and making accessible digital born material. The question is how to do this, and with what kind of (human) resources?
CCA has worked in the past years on the research project Archaeology of the Digital, which has focused on investigating seminal projects in the recent history of architecture and revealing early attempts and experimentation in computer generated design. This project encompasses the acquisition of 25 projects, the preservation of their digital born material, research, print and digital publications, three exhibitions, processing and ultimately giving access to this material to our international pool of scholars.
Manuscripts and Archives at Yale University Library has also been acquiring born digital material in recent years. In addition, the Library’s Digital Preservation Manager, Euan Cochrane, has implemented an emulation platform for displaying design data created with original legacy software.
Therefore, CCA and Yale invite you to a one day workshop scheduled at Yale on Friday, March 10, from 9am to 3pm. The workshop will be preceded by an exhibition tour of CCA’s exhibition Archaeology of the Digital now on show at the Yale School of Architecture Gallery on Thursday, March 9, from 6pm to 7pm (drinks will be served after)*.
The goal of the workshop is to discuss the different aspects of this process and to share research, guidelines, workflows, best practices around born digital archives.
More specifically we will discuss the different phases on Friday:
9am – 10:00am Appraisal, donor relations, transfer
10:00am – 10.20am Coffee break
10:20 am – 11am Accessioning and triage
11am – 12pm Preservation
12pm – 1pm Lunch
1pm – 2pm Arrangement and description
2pm – 3pm Access, publishing, and exhibiting (including demonstration of Emulation as a Service software)
CCA and Yale will share their research and current guidelines for dealing with digital born archives. As this is intended to be a workshop, we call for a very active participation of you all to the different sessions, whether by contributing with your knowledge and research or engaging within the q/a period that will follow each session.
Please rsvp Suzanne Noruschat by March 3rd and let us know how you would like to contribute.
We look forward seeing you,
Suzanne Noruschat, Architectural Records Archivist (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Giovanna Borasi, Chief Curator (email@example.com)
Martien de Vletter, Associate Director, Collection (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tim Walsh, Digital Archivist (email@example.com)
*NB: Most of you are aware of the LYRARSIS webinar Tim Walsh is giving on Thursday March 9th from 2pm to 4pm (entitled “Introduction to Computer Aided Design (CAD) for Archivists”). We invite you, if that is convenient, to follow this webinar at Yale University Library, Manuscripts and Archives.
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The Study at Yale
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