Events

The Archives & Records Association both holds and participates in many events throughout the year. Below you will see our complete programme of regional and themed training events with booking details

Excel for Archivists Using Excel for creating and improving archive catalogues: Why and how
Mar 27

Excel for Archivists Using Excel for creating and...

For the ARA,I, Gillian will present two one-hour Excel demonstration sessions.

 

For the ARA,I, Gillian will present two one-hour Excel demonstration sessions.

  • Excel for Archivists

    Using Excel for creating and improving archive catalogues: Why and how

    To be followed by the ARA,I Annual General Meeting at 5pm

    Catherine McAuley Centre, 23 Herbert Street Lower (just off Baggot Street), Dublin 2

    Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 2pm

    The Archives and Records Association, Ireland (ARA,I) is pleased to announce a half day training event on Excel for Archivists with Gillian Sheldrick to take place on Tuesday, 27th March 2018. Gillian is a UK archivist with over 30 years experience in the profession, specialising in cataloguing. She developed and delivers Excel for Archivists workshops based on her own work as a freelance cataloguer.

    For the ARA,I, Gillian will present two one-hour Excel demonstration sessions. These will be of particular interest to anyone using - or considering using - Excel with text and especially with archive lists and catalogues. Practical techniques will be demonstrated, but please note that this is not a hands-on training event.

    The first session will be a talk on how Excel can be used to make cataloguing easier, illustrated with case studies, and including demonstrations of some useful Excel techniques and how to avoid common pitfalls when using Excel. Topics likely to be included:

    • Basic listing and techniques for speeding up data entry

    • Preparing to migrate to other systems

    • Improving and transforming data (including how to use simple formulas)

    • Re-using data

    • Benefits and pitfalls of using Excel

    The second session will be a Question and Answer session: you are invited to bring any Excel-related question for Gillian to solve. Better still, submit your question in advance, by 20 March if possible, to enable her to prepare a demonstration to accompany the answer – sheldrickg@gmail.com

    Registration is now open at: https://excelforarchivists.eventbrite.ie

    ARA,I members may attend at no charge. Please contact trainingofficersoai@gmail.com with any questions you might have.

    Programme for the day:

    2.00 - 2.30pm Registration & refreshments (tea and coffee)

    2.30 - 4.30pm ‘Excel for Archivists’ with Gillian Sheldrick

    5.00pm ARA, Ireland Annual General Meeting


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  • Category
    ARA Regional Meeting
  • Date & Time
    Mar 27 2018 at 02:00 PM - Mar 27 2018 at 04:30 PM
  • Location & full address
    Catherine McAuley Centre, 23 Herbert Street Lower, Dublin 2
  • Event Admins
    Lorraine Logan