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Upcoming events

    • 12 Oct 2015
    • 13 Oct 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Seattle Municipal Tower, Room 4050, located at 700 Fifth Ave. in Seattle, WA.

    Course Description

    Are you starting to receive disks as parts of collections or have you discovered disks in boxes of paper records? Caring for the records stored on removable storage media (e.g. floppy disks, hard drives, thumb drives, memory sticks, CDs) requires archivists to extract whatever useful information resides on the medium, while avoiding the accidental alteration of data or metadata. In this workshop, you'll learn how to apply existing digital forensics methods and tools in order to recover, preserve and ultimately provide access to born-digital records. We'll explore the layers of hardware and software that allow bitstreams on digital media to be read as files, the roles and relationships of these layers and tools and techniques for ensuring the completeness and evidential value of data. We'll apply digital forensics tools and methods to test data, in order to illustrate how and why they are used. The course is administered over two days. Both days includes lecture, discussion and hands-on exercise components.

    Upon completion of this course you’ll be able to:

    • Explain the roles and relationships between the main layers of technology required to read a string of bits off of a physical storage medium and treat it as a file;
    • Identify various forms of data that may be “hidden” on the physical storage medium;
    • Use write blockers and create disk images in order to prevent accidental manipulation of volatile data;
    • Identify and extract the data that a file system uses to manage files;
    • Apply digital forensics tools and methods to collections of records; and
    • Identify and compare alternative strategies for providing public access to data from disk images.

    See registration page for more info:

    • 05 Nov 2015
    • Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront hotel

    An American Theatre Archive Project (ATAP) Training in Portland! ATAP is a network of archivists, dramaturgs, and scholars dedicated to preserving the legacy of the American theatre operating under an initiative of the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR). Through the ATAP process, location-based teams help individual theatre companies evaluate their records, develop an archiving plan, and secure funding to support long-term archive health.  Once created and made accessible to theatre makers, scholars, patrons, and funders on premises online, and/or in a repository, a theatre's archives support institutional integrity and development.  ATAP currently has active teams throughout the United States, including a WA/OR team and training sessions for team members have been conducted in Austin, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Seattle and Cleveland.


    A FREE! ATAP training session will be held at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront hotel on Thursday, November 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to introduce area archivists, dramaturgs, and scholars to the process through which theatre companies establish an archival program -- the ATAP Initiation Program.  The workshop is being conducted in conjunction with the American Society for Theatre Research/Theatre Library Association’s annual conference, “Debating the Stakes in Theatre and Performance Scholarship,”  to take place in Portland from November 5-8, 2015. Learn more about ATAP and this special opportunity by visiting  and/or contacting


    For more, and to register for the workshop, visit:

Past events

19 Aug 2015 Teaching with Primary Sources Conference
01 Jul 2015 Digital POWRR Workshop
30 Jun 2015 Digital POWRR Workshop
27 May 2015 ArchivesSpace User Group Meeting
27 May 2015 2015 Western Roundup
30 Apr 2015 Digital Forensics: What You Must Know!
27 Mar 2015 March Unconference
23 Mar 2015 Records Management for Archivists
28 Feb 2015 SAA awards deadline
25 Feb 2015 University of Washington iSchool 3rd Annual Ed Mignon Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Luciana Duranti
12 Feb 2015 #NWAchat Twitter Thursdays
29 May 2014 Annual Meeting 2014: Moving Forward: Reaching New Audiences with the Past
04 May 2013 Archivematica 0.10-beta Tutorial - 2013 AABC/NWA Joint Conference
02 May 2013 2013 Annual Meeting - Vancouver BC
23 Apr 2013 Preservation Basics Workshop
26 Apr 2012 Fertile Ground: Planting the Seeds for Restoration, Innovation and Collaboration
26 Apr 2012 Exhibitors/Sponsors/Advertisers ONLY: Fertile Ground: Planting the Seeds for Restoration, Innovation and Collaboration - Salem, Oregon April 26 - 28, 2012
06 Oct 2011 Seeking - and getting - an archives job
21 Apr 2011 Northwest Archivists Annual Meeting 2011 Registration- Tradition and Innovation: New Ideas for Old Stuff
21 Apr 2011 SPONSORS/VENDORS ONLY: Tradition and Innovation: New Ideas for Old Stuff-Helena
30 Apr 2010 Additional Reception Tickets: Western Roundup 2010
29 Apr 2010 VENDORS ONLY: Western Roundup Super Regional Meeting--Seattle
28 Apr 2010 Annual Meeting: Western Roundup Super Regional Meeting--Seattle
18 Oct 2009 Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums National Conference
01 Oct 2009 Washington State Archives Month
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