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!
The digital edition of Archival Outlook features pieces the development of the world’s largest transgender archives, the collaboration of six repositories under the D.C. Africana Archives Project, and what to see in Atlanta at the SAA Annual Meeting, ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2016. Check out the issue here.
The SAA election in in full swing! You have between now and Sunday, April 3rd to vote, so make your voice heard. If you need to learn more about the candidates, they have statements on the SAA website, and most filled out an additional questionnaire for SNAP and were featured on our blog.
The deadline to apply to the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program is Wednesday, April 6th. You can learn more about the program at the website.
Take the SAA 2016 Book Publishing Survey here and be entered for a chance to win an iPad with three SAA ebooks.
Proposals for the SAA Research Forum (to be held Tuesday, August 2nd in Atlanta) are due Sunday, May 1st. More information is available at the website
Other Archival News
Wes Cowan, star of PBS’s Antique Roadshow and History Detectives, will join the New England Archivists Spring Meeting in Portland, Maine (3/31-4/2), speaking on lessons he learned as a collector, researcher, and advocate to archives and archivists across the country. Advance registration for Uncharted Waters available through March 25.
Call for Papers: The 8th International ACM Conference on Management of Digital EcoSystems (MEDES’16)
MEDES 2016, held November 1-4 2016 in Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne, France, calls for full papers presenting interesting recent results or novel ideas in all areas of Emergent Digital EcoSystems. At the same time, the conference calls for short papers presenting interesting and exciting recent results or novel thought-provoking ideas that are not quite ready, and preferably include a system demonstration. Submissions due May 20, 2016.
The Image Permanence Institute (IPI), in cooperation with the Association of Moving Image Archivists, has established the Image Permanence Institute Internship in Preservation Research. The Image Permanence Institute is a university-based, nonprofit research laboratory devoted to scientific research in the preservation of visual and other forms of recorded information. The IPI Internship will give a student committed to the preservation of moving images the opportunity to acquire practical experience in preservation research. The IPI intern will gain knowledge of IPI activities, which include research on media stability, condition evaluation of collections, environmental assessment, and the development of management tools for various media. Applications due by May 15th.
IGI Global is seeking chapter submissions for a forthcoming book will examining Massive Digital Libraries, including Google Books, HathiTrust, Internet Archive, Gallica, Europeana, and the like. The publication will seek the opinions, research projects and case studies of those interested in how MDLs impact libraries, library users and librarianship in general. The text will be aimed at information professionals, including academic and public librarians, library school faculty and students, and information science researchers; those working in the digital humanities; and those with a multi-disciplinary interest in digital libraries, information retrieval, metadata, copyright and mass-digitization projects. Chapter proposals due March 30th.
Steven Bell, presenter and moderator, will lead a panel Wednesday, April 27th, 2016, to discuss strategies on how to approach challenges and use them to build leadership presence. In this live web event, four library leaders, Steven Bell, Peter Bromberg, Trevor Dawes and Erin Smith, will share their lessons in leadership from a story-telling perspective, helping attendees to navigate and learn from their own crucible moments. Navigating Crucible Moments: Lessons in Leadership registration info here.
The United States Copyright Office is announcing two two-day public roundtables to gather additional input regarding the DMCA: New York, New York on May 2 and 3, 2016, and Stanford, California on May 12 and 13, 2016. The roundtables will provide the public with an opportunity to comment on topics relating to the DMCA notice-and-takedown system, as set forth in the Notice of Inquiry issued by the Office on December 31, 2015. Those seeking to participate in the roundtables should complete and submit the online form available. Requests to participate must be received by the Copyright Office no later than April 4, 2016. SPACE IS LIMITED. For further information about the section 512 study and roundtable, please see here for Section 512 information.