Society of Southwest Archivists

DAS Command Line Interface class--Rice University, October 7, 2016

16 Aug 2016 11:11 AM | Rebecca Russell (Administrator)

Rice University is hosting a SAA-DAS course on Command Line Interface on Friday, October 7, 2016.

For more information and to register, please visit

Do you think working in the command line interface isn't for you?

If you need free, easy to install, trusted software tools that are robust and can help you confidently preserve and make accessible digital materials, then yes it IS for you!

Gain some great skills and get to know other archivists who are already using these tools.

In this course you will learn hands-on skills for working with digital archival objects at the most basic levels: files, data, and the computer operating systems in which they live. These basics establish manual and automated capacities for protecting the bits, automating/extracting metadata, and preparing for the next steps of building and managing digital archives.

This course is less about a specific processing approach and more about providing archivists with basic computing skills that will help them make use of any tools that come their way and will help them speak the native language of the computing environments in which files (archival objects) reside.

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