controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields 2017-10-15

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 News

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!

Disaster Resources

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?