The Southern California Technical Processes Group (SCTPG)

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Describing Archives: A Workshop

This workshop will focus on the basics of archival description using Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS). Topics will include: description and arrangement, including minimal processing, encoding of data in MARC 21 format, finding aids, and tools for archival processing. Participants will also gain an overview on the use of the Archivist’s Toolkit to create DACS-compliant records and develop workflows for cataloging archival collections.


Brooke M. Black, MLIS
Chief Cataloger, Manuscripts, Huntington Library

Audra Eagle Yun, MLIS, CA
Archivist, Special Collections & Archives University of California, Irvine Libraries

Date:   Thursday, October 25, 2012
Time:  8:30 – 5:00 pm
Location:  Long Beach City College Library, Room 103
4901 E. Carson Street Long Beach, CA 90808

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Parking:  Parking is $1. Permits can be obtained from the kiosks marked as triangles on the Campus Map. Do not park in stalls designated for staff or other reserved parking spaces. More information on parking can be obtained here.

Cost:  $45.00 (SCTPG members)

$55.00 (non-SCTPG members—includes the $10.00 one-year membership fee)

Lunch, refreshments, and workshop materials included

Registration: Registration closes Monday, October 22nd.  

1.     RSVP by emailing the completed registration form to Wendolyn Vermeer at

2.     AND pay by mailing the completed registration form and your check (payable to “SCTPG”) to Wendolyn Vermeer at the address below:

Wendolyn Vermeer, SCTPG Program Chair
University Library, 15-1919E
Cal Poly Pomona
3801 W. Temple Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768


SCTPG is the regional affiliate of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association (ALA)  

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