controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields for 2016-2-7

This is the weekly roundup of headlines in and around archives, including some library, museum, digital humanities, and information science things as well. If you see something we’ve missed, please email us!


Meet the slate of 2016 candidates for SAA offices. SNAP Roundtable will have election coverage beginning next week, starting with an elections primer and moving into individual candidate interviews. Voting begins Monday, March 14th.

You can nominate someone for an SAA award. Deadline: Sunday, February 28th.

Government & Politics

Say goodbye to FDSys and hello to, the Google for federal documents.

The real legacy of the Clinton emails: outdated government-wide email management and over-classification.

Freedom of Information Laws

California is trying to make it harder to hide public documents.

Florida? Not so much.

Meanwhile, the UK has abandoned plans to weaken its FOIA laws.


Virginia Commonwealth University has acquired a copy of All-Negro Comics No. 1, the first comic by African-American artists – and the first comic to present African-American characters in positive roles.

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting has acquired the New Hampshire Public Radio digital archive of interviews and speeches from presidential candidates.


The Living Archives of Aboriginal Languages is digitizing books in order to create an archive for aboriginal language practices. Over 25 languages are currently represented.

The Antiquities Coalition has developed a map of culture under threat in the Middle East and northern Africa.

Do Things/Get Involved

If you’re planning to take the Certified Archivists’ exam in August, the early bird (half price) deadline is Monday, February 15th.

IFLA has open calls for papers for its varying sections (with varying deadlines throughout the month of February). Papers accepted by the sections that are written by current LIS students are eligible for the student paper award. The deadline to submit a paper for the award is Friday, April 15th.

The Society of Ohio Archivists offer scholarships to students and new professionals for the purpose of attending their conference. The deadline is Monday, February 15th.

Apply by Tuesday, February 23rd to be considered for the Collective Wisdom cohort.

The deadline to apply to the 2016 Western Archives Institute is Friday, March 4th.

The deadline to apply to the 2016 Georgia Archives Institute is Friday, April 1st.

iPRES 2016 has put out a call for proposals of varying types. The deadline for workshop, panel, and tutorial proposals is Friday, April 1st. The deadline for paper and poster proposals is Friday, April 15th.

Just Because

It’s that particular Sunday in America, so here’s a brief history of the Super Bowl.

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