SERI Webinars

2019 State Electronic Records Initiative (SERI) Webinar Series

SERI webinars typically occur on a Tuesday at 2 pm Eastern.

For a listing of current and upcoming CoSA Member webinars, please visit the CoSA Member Webinar page.

For a listing of current and upcoming additional webinars, please visit the Additional Webinars page

Miss a webinar?  Please visit our State Electronic Records Initiative Training Recordings page.


Programming for Digital Preservation and Metadata

Tuesday, November 12 | 2:00 pm Eastern | Register

Presented by: Brian Thomas, Texas State Library Commission

As a means of getting things done, programming can pay major dividends compared to the time it takes to learn. Going through the example of converting a homegrown correspondence management system database into item level metadata, this webinar will cover the basics of the python programming language that were used to get the task done. Beyond the specific scripts used, topics will include methodology and logic, resources to figure out how to solve problems that get you stumped, and making a case for taking work time for learning a skill that can provide stunning results.

Audience(s): Archivist Practitioners, Archivist Managers

No technical expertise is required. Some familiarization with Python beforehand, however, is encouraged. This link from the Programming Historian website provides a good entry point to Python as well as other languages: https://programminghistorian.org/en/lessons/?topic=python.


Fundamentals of Digital Processing Workflows

Tuesday, December 17 | 2:00 pm Eastern | Register

Presented by: Nicholas Connizzo, Consulting Archivist

Building digital processing workflows is complicated and challenging, especially if you don't know where to start! This webinar will provide an overview of some of the fundamental parts and principles one should consider when implementing a processing workflow for electronic records. The presentation will focus on translating requirements into process in addition to building a framework to fit an organization's needs.

Audience(s): Archivist Practitioners, Archivist Managers

No technical expertise is needed; however, attendees should be familiar with the fundamentals of digital preservation.

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