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2023-2024 Museum Archives Programs

The Arizona Museum Archives Network (AzMAN) is offering a series of webinars and roundtable discussions for  those who work with archival materials ( field notes, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs and other documentary materials), but have no formal archival training.

All programs will be held via Zoom on the second Wednesday of each month, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.    

These programs are funded in part by a donation from Leland Peterson.

November 8, 2023
Collections Appraisal Webinar  
A detailed look at accepting material for your archives, including defining your collecting scope, reappraisal and deaccessioning, and determining the research value of your collections.
Guest Speakers: Lauren Amundson (Lowell Observatory), Rebekah Tabah Percival  (Arizona Historical Society)
PowerPoint Slides
Webinar Chat Transcription
YouTube Recording

Collections Appraisal Roundtable Discussion
Moderator: Melissa Lawton (Northern Arizona University)

January 10, 2024
Archives Within the Museum Structure Webinar 
Where does your archives fit within the museum's administrative structure?  How do you work with your Board, Friends Groups, and donors?
Guest Speaker: Ryan Flahive (Institute of American Indian Arts) 
PowerPoint Slides 
Webinar Chat Transcription 
YouTube Recording

February 14, 2024
Archives Within the Museum Structure Roundtable Discussion
Moderator: Berlin Loa (University of Arizona) 

April 20, 2024 
Metadata A-Z Webinar and Discussion
Metadata is “data about data”: pieces of information like location, date, time, format, and source, which allows digital items, such as photographs and documents, to be found and used again.  This webinar will focus how using standardized metadata systems like the Dublin Core and the Resource Description Framework can assist archivists in sharing their collections.
Guest Speakers: Sam Meier and Kelly Phillips (Cline Library, Northern Arizona University)
Moderator: Shannon Walker (Arizona State University)
YouTube Recording

May 8, 2024
Digitization Projects Webinar  
Learn what goes into planning a digitization project, either for preservation or access, and where to find funding.
Guest Speakers: Berlin Loa (iSchool, University of Arizona) and Biana Alper (University of Arizona Library)
Moderator: David Bernard (University of Arizona)
PowerPoint Slides 
Webinar Chat Transcription  
You Tube Recording 

June 12, 2024 
Digitization Projects Roundtable Discussion
Moderator: David Barnard (University of Arizona)

July 10, 2024
Online Access Webinar
Guest Speaker: Ryan Ehrfurth (Arizona Memory Project)

August 14, 2024
Online Access Roundtable Discussion

Recordings of the 2022 Museum Archives Virtual Workshops are available on YouTube.

The Arizona Museum Archives Network Facebook page, sponsored by the Museum Association of Arizona, is a Community of Practice, is designed to serve as a communication network for those who work with archival materials in museums throughout the state    
To join, go to

Museum Association of Arizona

P.O. Box 63902,
Phoenix, Arizona 85082

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