controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields for 2016-5-29

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!


Memorial Day Book sale!

Get up to 30% this weekend on hardcover titles from SAA!

New Student Chapter at Rutgers University!

SAA is excited to welcome Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey as its 41st student chapter established since 1993. Learn more about the chapter here.

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DAS Training Completed by 36 Archivists

Thirty-six archivists earned the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) certificate from SAA in February. Read more here!

Other Archival News

NYPL Acquires Arthur Russell Archives

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts has obtained the archives of the late experimental artist Arthur Russell, including 166 linear feet of letters, photographs, unreleased recorded material. The collection is said to be the largest amount of material documenting a composer’s creative process that the library has ever received.

Digital Curation Innovation Center Hosts Computational Archival Science Symposium

On April 26-28, the Digital Curation Innovation Center (DCIC) at the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies (iSchool) convened a Symposium in collaboration with King’s College London. This invitation-only symposium, entitled Finding New Knowledge: Archival Records in the Age of Big Data, gathered together a group of experts gathered at Maryland’s iSchool to discuss and define computational archival science: an interdisciplinary field concerned with the application of computational methods and resources to large-scale records/archives processing, analysis, storage, long-term preservation, and access, with the aim of improving efficiency, productivity and precision in support of appraisal, arrangement and description, preservation and access decisions, and engaging and undertaking research with archival material. Find more about the symposium and future plans to continue this work here.

ARSC Announces Preservation Grants

The Association of Recorded Sound Collections has announced its 2016 grant recipients and details about applying for next year’s funding cycle. Check it out here.

Calls for Participation 

Participate in an IFLA pre-conference in Chicago this August! Register now for “Information and Artifactual Literacies: Engaging Minds in Libraries and Museums”, on August 11-12, 2016, co-sponsored by the IFLA Information Literacy Section, ACRL, and DePaul University. More info here.


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