controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields for 2016-4-17

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!

SAA

New SAA Website

The Society of American Archivists has launched their new website. Take a look, read about the thoughts and process that went into it, including the new blog format, Archives Aware!

IMLS Extends MOSAIC Program

The ARL/Society of American Archivists (SAA) Mosaic Program has been extended by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) with an additional $299,518 for three years to support nine master’s degree students from historically underrepresented groups. Read more here.

Archives | Records 2016 Annual Meeting Registration Now Open

Registration for SAA’s Annual Meeting is now open. The conference will take place in Atlanta, Georgia from July 31-August 6. Pop-up Session Proposals are being accepted until June 3rd. More info here.

Policy and Advocacy

 

Librarian of Congress Confirmation Hearings

Hearings for the confirmation of Dr. Carla Hayden for Librarian of Congress begin Wednesday, April 20th and can be watched via webcast here.

DPLA land Europeana launch Copyright Tool

Time with DPLA Fest in Washington, D.C. this past week, the Digital Public Library of America and Europeana have announced launch of RightsStatements.org, an initiative that provides 11 standardized rights statements that can be used by cultural heritage institutions to communicate the copyright and re-use status of digital objects to the public.

Conferences

Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene: A Colloquium

This colloquium will serve as a space to explore these challenges of cataclysmic environmental change its unique implications on cultural heritage institutions and their work. They are seeking proposals from academics, librarians, archivists, activists, and others for the event at New York University, May 13-14, 2017, hosted by the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Proposals info here.

History

National Library Week 

Read about the history of National Library Week from Dr. Wayne Wiegand!

 

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