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!
Provide Feedback on the SAA Strategic Plan
SAA Council is soliciting feedback by Friday, October 27.
Join the new Independent Archivists Section
SAA Council October 6 Meeting Summary
SAA Statement on the Value and Importance of Transparency in Government
Statement on the Value and Importance of the U.S. Census
Read the #AskAnArchivist Day 2017 Summary
And see all related tweets in the official Storify
National Fund for Natural Disasters for the Restoration of Archives (Page in Spanish)
2018 Joint Annual Meeting Call for Proposals
Proposals are due November 15!
National Disaster Recovery Fund For Archives Is Open for Applications
Other Professional Happenings
The 2018 Call for Posters is now open! Submissions through this form are due Wednesday October 25
MARAC Business Archives Forum 2018: Call for submissions
Deadline for submissions is Friday November 4
ALA Disaster Relief Fund to Support Caribbean Islands, Mexico, Puerto Rico
New York Archives Week Is October 18th-25th
Archives and Archivists in the News
In an Era of Strife, Museums Collect History as It Happens
23 of the weirdest, funniest, creepiest, most surprising items found by archivists
Archival photos valuable piece of history
The Dirty Secrets Saved in Dead Birds’ Feathers
Boston Public Library sound archives go digital
Library trolls copyright zealots by naming collection after Sonny Bono
Johnny Cash archives could follow Bob Dylan’s to Tulsa
Without archives on site, how will Obama Center benefit area students, scholars?