State Historical Records Advisory Board Workshop



The Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board is sponsoring a digital preservation workshop from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., April 21 at the Casper Parkway Plaza Hotel. The workshop is offered in cooperation with the Wyoming Association of Rural Water Systems, and is free and open to the public.

Registration is available at the Wyoming Association of Rural Water Systems’ conference website at http://www.warws.com/springcon.htm. To attend just the SHRAB workshop and not the paid portions of the conference, sign up for the April 21st pre-conference only.

The workshop will be taught by Liz Bishoff, owner of The Bishoff Group, a library and cultural heritage organization consulting services organization. Bishoff works with archives, libraries and museums developing digital program plans, digital preservation plans, providing guidance on development of local practices, and offers workshops on a range of digital topics.

This workshop will include an introduction to the standards that support digital preservation, strategies for risk assessment, elements of digital preservation planning, and issues associated with digital content back-up. For questions regarding registration, please contact WARS Training Specialist Kathy Weinsaft at (307) 262-3943.

The Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) consists of public officials and private citizens who believe in the importance of preserving our state’s records and in making them available for the public. It works with state and local governments, businesses and organizations, and individuals to provide information, technical assistance and resources. The Wyoming SHRAB is one of many similar organizations in existence nationwide, supported by and operating in cooperation with the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), a branch of the National Archives.

Members of the Wyoming SHRAB are: Tony Adams, Cheyenne; Courtney Bohlender, Riverton; Rick Ewig, Laramie; Lokey Lytjen, Jackson; Sarah Brown Matthews, Laramie; Judit Olah, Cheyenne; Scarlet Skorcz, Rock Springs; Carol Thompson, Cheyenne; Robert Webster, Sheridan; and Sherry Daigle, Jackson.

For more information about the workshop please contact SHRAB chair Mike Strom, Wyoming State Archives, Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources at (307) 777-7020, or visit the SHRAB Web site at http://wyoarchives.state.wy.us/SHRAB/Index.aspx.

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