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 is already accepting nominations for its 2017 election slate for the positions of Vice President/President-Elect, Council, and Nominating Committee. Submit your nominations here.
The Society of American Archivists is planning to publish an online directory of archival internships. See the official call for more details and submitting positions.
Other Archival News
The official archives of Orange County, California has announced launch of their online catalog. The Orange County Archives serves as the main repository for historic property documents, vital records and other materials from county government. Search their records here.
Registration is open for the Fundamentals of Arrangement and Description workshop to be held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, MA June 21–22. This workshop is part of SAA’s new A&D Certificate program and introduces the basic principles, concepts, and tools like developing accession records and processing work plans; identifying common arrangement schemes for certain types of collections and formats; and how to physically organize materials during processing. The workshop will also cover the essential elements of a finding aid and the major descriptive standards that support these elements. More information here.
Calls for Participation
IGI Global has opened a call for chapters. The book aims to report cases of library instructions developed in different contexts and to capture the large canvass of theoretical frames used from teaching, learning, instructional design, technology use, and communication in this regard. Potential contributors should submit a 2-3 page chapter proposal (approximately 2000 words) by May 30, 2016 detailing the background, motivations and structure of the proposed chapter. Additional information can be found here.
Day of data is a low barrier, low time commitment way to contribute the critical pieces of missing data needed to move this important project forward. Contributors are asked to commit to tracking and submitting digitization data for one day in the month of June, including time data around image capture, descriptive metadata creation, quality control, various preparation processes such as condition review, rebinding, formatting, and various post-processing processes such as alignment/rotation, image cropping, and stitching. Register here!