"This box smells like my grandma's house."

05 Feb 2012 4:28 PM | Danielle Robichaud

An enthusiastic group of people gave up their weekend to attend the AAO's Introduction to Arrangement and Description course. After a morning hearing about the theory behind arranging and describing archival materials, the delegates headed to the University of Guelph Archival and Special Collections' Reading Room for some hands on experience of dealing with three recent accessions, kindly made available to us by Jan Brett and Paul Stack, members of the University of Guelph's archival staff.

Here are the delegates in action:

Sorting accessions

On the second day, the group devised authority records for the creators of these accessions and also developed RAD-compliant descriptions at the fonds and series levels for their chosen set of materials. They then had a chance to try out the new Archeion system by entering their newly-minted descriptions into the database. 

The slides from this event are available from SlideShare. The Archeion manual used in the description part of the workshop is available on this site.

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