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KGS Hosts Workshops with Society for American Archivists

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 8, 2017) The Kentucky Geological Survey at the University of Kentucky is hosting a Society for American Archivists workshop Monday, Oct. 2, at the Mining and Mineral Resources Building on the UK campus. The daylong course will be useful for archivists working for government agencies, universities, libraries, museums, businesses and historical organizations.

Because project management methods are not always included in formal archival education programs, this workshop, "Fundamentals of Project Management," will help participants acquire the basic knowledge and tools needed for managing successful archiving projects.

Participants will learn to:

  • describe the project life cycle from initiation to completion;
  • gain an understanding of how to utilize effective project management tools and techniques;
  • evaluate project outcomes and disseminate project information; and
  • demonstrate how positive personnel management adds to a successful project.

For more information on the cost and to register for the Oct. 2 workshop, click here.

Future workshops in the collaboration include:

  • Nov. 3: "Digital Curation Fundamentals." See here for more information.
  • March 12, 2018: "Digital Curation Planning and Sustainable Futures." Information available here.
  • May 3-4, 2018: "Arrangement and Description Fundamentals." More information on this workshop will be made available later.

For more information, contact Liz Adams, Kentucky Geological Survey,, or 859-323-0518.

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