controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields for 2016-3-26

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!


Intellectual Property Advocacy Update: SSA Signs On to important Fair Use case Amicus Brief

On March 23 the SAA Council Executive Committee signed on to an amicus brief, filed by the Internet Archive, regarding a case with huge implications to the archives community. The case is broken down here, or check out the entire amicus brief.

Joint Statement on Access to State and Local Records Approved

The Council of State Archivists, the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators, along with the SAA Council have finalized a Joint Statement on Access to State and Local Records, developed by the Joint Working Group on Issues and Awareness.  Read the statement here.

VOTE: 2016 SAA Candidates

You have until April 3rd to make your voice heard! Go to your ballot here!. Check out the candidate statements on the SAA website, and our SNAP questionnaires on the blog!

Other Archival News

New blog post on Web Archiving

Check out this great guest post from Harvard’s Andrea Goethals on web archiving, discussing her institutions efforts to make a scalable, sustainable program.

Dartmouth College and the Internet Archive, have announced a new project, “Unlocking Film Libraries For Discovery & Search,” and are inviting comments and feedback. The platform will use Dartmouth’s Semantic Annotation Tool (SAT) to generate annotations built upon WC3 open annotation standards that can be attached to each film.

NYC Community Archiving Volunteer Opportunity

NYU Kevorkian Center of Near Eastern Studies for a community archiving day for the Jack G. Shaheen Collection on Arabs in U.S. Film and Television on Saturday will be April 9th from 11-5 at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU (8 Washington Mews)Lunch will be provided. Questions/RSVP to Brendan Allen, Democracy Now! Archivist.

Conferences, Papers, & Scholarships

The Association of Moving Image Archivists Extends Newsletter Deadline

The AMIA Newsletter is seeking submissions about members, institutions, projects and work being done within the field. The deadline for the next AMIA Newsletter has been extended to April 1st.  Send articles and updates in Word, or in the body of the email, to

IASA Deadline Extended to March 31

The International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) 47th Annual Conference have extended the deadline for proposals until March 31st. The Conference, A World of Opportunity: Audiovisual Archives and the Digital Landscape, will be held September 25-29, 2016 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. More info on submitting here.

AMIA Conference Committee invites proposal submissions the 2016 Annual Conference

The Association of Moving Image Archivists is now accepting proposals for papers, sessions, and workshops for their annual meeting to be held in Pittsburgh, PA November 912, 2016. The conference also four curated themed streams of programming in addition to proposals received. Please review their descriptions here for more information. Feel free to contact the Committee at

Odds and Ends

Roddenberry Entertainment Sharing Archival Star Trek Photos on Facebook

“The 366 Project,” timed with Star Trek’s 50th anniversary Roddenberry Entertainment has revealed three never-before-seen archival pics from Star Trek: The Original Series, and is sharing a pick a day through the year on their Facebook.


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