controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields for 2016-06-19

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!


Atlanta Service Projects Announced

Attendees of ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2016 are encouraged to participate in a charitable service project while in Atlanta. SAA will be partnering with Furkids ( to provide volunteer opportunities for interested meeting goers. Pre-registration by July 8 required.

Council Seeks Comments on Proposed Changes to Affinity Groups

Based on member feedback, the SAA Council has submitted the following proposed revisions to the structure of member affinity groups. Read the full proposal and comment here.

SAA continued

SAA is among many organizations encouraging its members to support confirmation of Dr. Carla Hayden as Librarian of Congress. Read their statement here and show your support via the National Humanities Alliance’s legislative alert center.

Other Archival News

Over 1 Million NYPD Surveillance Records Discovered

Multiple news outfits including the NY Times and Democracy Now recently reported  the the discovery of over 1 million records related to NYPD surveillance of 1960s-1970s political, radical, and revolutionary groups including the Young Lords, the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X, the Black Panther Party, and other activist groups.

NEDCC Announces New Crowdfunding Initiative

The New England Document Conservation Center has announced a new initiative to help cultural institutions raise funds for conservation, digitization, and audio preservation projects that are in urgent need of conservation treatment and digitization LEARN MORE:

The LIS World

ALA Annual Meeting Orlando Support Activities

Attending ALAAC16 in Orlando and looking to add your energies to relief and support efforts related to victims of the Pulse shootings? ALA is working with member groups and local organizations to plan activities that will be announced as they are confirmed. They have also provided informational links to get involved in support efforts coordinated by other parties.



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