Wednesday, November 2, 2016
10:00 am - 12 noon
Washington State Digital Archives
960 Washington Street, Cheney, WA
Building #63 on this Campus Map
You can park in the free parking lot designated for the Archives Building (right next to the building). All the surrounding parking lots are EWU parking lots where permits or payment are required.
Bring your students who love history and your teens who love computer hardware and software systems! Your students will be introduced to interesting careers in these "behind the scenes" tours. The Archives departments provide archival and records management services, specifically for the preservation of records from both State and Local agencies that have permanent legal, fiscal or historical value. The digital archive tour is provided by the department's Network Administrator, a former college instructor in the Computer Science department. You'll learn about the Digital Archive and their full data center. Come see lots of servers (about 180), storage (about 750TB), backup systems – tape library and spinning disk arrays, network and host firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, and the list goes on. You'll see in real-time scanning attacks against their firewalls and exploits against their Intrusion Prevention System. The Network Administrator describes this part of the tour "to be a fun and interesting activity for people to see." You'll better understand the technology they use and why. They will inform you on how they build digital archives, with emphasis on showing the evolution of starting with just a single static web page on a single server to where they are today – starting more than 10 years ago as the first state digital archives in the nation and now they have a 55TB database full of archival records for the state of Washington. Not sure what all this computer lingo is? Come ask the experts!
You may also want to attend other activities happening at EWU this week:
- 10 am. WA State Digital Archives Tour (Organized by Exploring Families. Registration required.)
- 12 noon. Homeschooling Resources at the EWU Library (Organized by Exploring Families. Registration required.)
- 1:15 pm. Smokejumper Exhibit Tour (Organized by Exploring Families. Registration required.)
- 2 pm. The History of Smokejumping and Today’s Jumpers: Lecture by Chuck Sheley. (Free public event organized by EWU. No registration required.)
- 2 pm. 1945 Operation Firefly: Lecture by Dr. Robert Bartlett (Free public event organized by EWU. No registration required.)
- 10 am. Operation Firefly: A Historical Fiction presentation and signing with Liane Young (Free public event organized by EWU. No registration required.)
- 11 am. WA State Paper Archives tour (Organized by Exploring Families. Registration required.)
- 12 noon. One room school house tour (Organized by Exploring Families. Registration required.)
- 1 pm. Smokejumper: Jason Ramos presentation and book signing (Free public event organized by EWU. No registration required.)
Tour limit: 20 people
Cost: Free if you show up. There is a $4 registration fee per student that will be fully refunded after the tour as long as you show up.
Payment is required in advance via PayPal, credit card, debit card, check, or cash. There is no "Pay at the Door." Your reservation is confirmed when payment is received. Payment is due 3 days before the event. If payment is not received by then, your reservation will be cancelled.
Cancellation Policy: You can have a full refund if you contact Exploring Families 3 days before the event. There is no refund if you cancel within 3 days of the event.