Digital Collection and Archives Training
The Digital Collections and Archives (DCA) supports the teaching and research mission of Tufts University by ensuring the enduring preservation and accessibility of the university’s permanently valuable records and collections. The DCA assists departments, faculty, and staff in managing records and other assets. The DCA collaborates with members of the Tufts community and others to develop tools to discover and access collections to support teaching, research, and administrative needs.
The Records Management program within the DCA provides services to all departments and offices of the University by providing advice on efficiently managing institutional data and records. It provides guidance on how to ensure that records and data are retrievable, reliable, and secure. Well-managed records are important because managed records are an asset and unmanaged records are a liability.
The Records Management program is happy to meet with any department or office to give advice on any issue about storing, retaining, destroying, or otherwise managing institutional data and records. Please contact Eliot Wilczek, University Records Manager, at 617.636.2439 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding the management of your institutional data and records.
The DCA offers two courses on managing institutional data and records:
Institutional Data 101: What’s the Right Thing to Do
General recordkeeping strategies and rules at Tufts. Reviews strategies for organizing data and records to support people’s work effectively and protect information appropriately. Provides an overview of key Tufts policies concerning data and records management.
Institutional Data 102: How to do the Right Thing
Storing, destroying, and saving records at Tufts. Provides details on various data and records storage options and strategies at Tufts, properly destroying information, and how to transfer records to the Digital Collections and Archives when you need to preserve records and data for the long term.
Office of Sustainability Training
Eco-Ambassador Program: Through an education- and action-focused curriculum, the Eco-Ambassador (EA) program provides participants with the resources, skills, and knowledge necessary to effect change, serve as leaders, and promote sustainable behaviors both in their offices and in the larger Tufts community. Using the tools, information, and competencies developed during sessions facilitated by the Tufts Office of Sustainability, Eco-Ambassadors lead departmental efforts to implement, and educate colleagues about, environmentally sustainable practices and receive ongoing resources and support from the Office of Sustainability. The program is open to all interested staff and faculty.
Participants in the Eco-Ambassador program will learn:
• Information about sustainability topics and concepts such as waste and recycling, water, energy, transportation, purchasing, and climate change both on a macro-level and specifically relating to Tufts
• Communication and behavior change techniques
The Office of Sustainability has facilitated two versions of the Eco-Ambassador Program, a full-year program comprised of one 2-hour meeting per month, and a condensed program of two 4-hour sessions.
If you are interested in the program, please fill out this brief form, and the Office of Sustainability will contact you about scheduled sessions.