Item-Writing Workshop at the Society of American Archivists’ Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA

The Academy of Certified Archivists invites members to participate in a three-hour, Item-Writing Workshop being held Thursday, August 4 at the Society of American Archivists’ Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA. Participants will learn the procedures governing test development and will have the opportunity to write and review questions of their own. Questions resulting from the workshop will be reviewed by the Exam Development Committee for potential addition to the ACA item bank. The questions you create could appear on a future exam!

 This year’s item-writing workshop will focus on digital preservation policy. Workshop participants are encouraged to use the following readings for reference:

Brocks, Holger, Alfred Kranstedt, Gerald Jaschke, and Matthias Hemmje. “Modeling Context for Digital Preservation.” In Smart Information and Knowledge Management, edited by Edward Szczerbicki and  Ngoc Thanh Nguyen,  197-226. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2010. Knies, Jennie Levine and Robin C. Pike. “Catching Up: Creating a Digital Preservation Policy after the Fact.” Archival Practice 1.1 (2014):

Lavoie, Brian. “Thirteen Ways of Looking at … Digital Preservation.” D-Lib Magazine 10.7/8 (July/August 2004):

The National Archives (UK), “Digital Preservation Policies: Guidance for Archives.”

Sheldon, Madeline. “Analysis of Current Digital Preservation Policies: Archives, Libraries and Museums.” Library of Congress,

SAA DAS Curriculum Suggested Readings List, January 2016:

Registration is limited to 10 participants. There is no cost to participate. Successful completion of the workshop is valued at five (5) archival recertification credits.

 To sign up, please contact the ACA Regent for Examination Development by June 27, 2016 – Tomaro Taylor, at

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