Tag Archives: SNAP Chat

Chat with Us Tonight, September 27th!

Please join the SAA Students and New Archives Professionals Section for the next #snaprt Twitter chat on September 27, 2017 at 8 pm ET. We will be discussing how SNAPers archive social media sites and posts.

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#snaprt Chat Flashback: DACS

For the August 24, 2017 #snaprt chat we discussed DACS and archival description. Thank you to everyone who participated in the lively discussion and to TS-DACS for co-hosting! You can view our Storify recap here.

Here some resources that got tweeted out:

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Chat with Us Tonight, August 24th!

Please join the Students and New Archives Professionals (SNAP) Section for a joint  #snaprt Twitter chat with the Technical Subcommittee on Describing Archives: a Content Standard on Thursday, August 24, at 7 pm ET.

DACS is the standard that gives archivists guidance — even wisdom! — about how to describe archives. Recently, TS-DACS completely overhauled its education offerings and has put FREE videos on the web to help archivists learn DACS.  You may have also seen a draft revision of newly-revised DACS Principles. This is your opportunity to learn more about DACS, what it is exactly, how can it be used, and how is it maintained and revised.

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#snaprt Chat Flashback: Business Archives

For the June 29, 2017 #snaprt chat we focused on the work of business archivists and the role of business archives. We discussed questions such as what makes business archives different from other archives and whether or not their future is uncertain. Thank you to everyone who participated and to the Business Archives Section for co-hosting! You can view our Storify recap here.

Here some resources related to business archives you might want to check out.

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Chat with Us Tonight, June 29th!

Please join the SAA Students and New Archives Professionals Section for the next #snaprt with the Business Archives Section Twitter chat on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 8pm EST.  We will be chatting about the work and role of business archivists.

We welcome everyone to join or keep up with our chat using the #snaprt or #BusinessArchives hashtag on Twitter. The SNAP Section Twitter account will pose questions such as:

  • Q1: How can archivists raise awareness of the value of business archives?
  • Q2: How do you think business archives differ from other archives?
  • Q3: How can business archivists and other archivists work together?
  • Q4: What comes to mind when you think of business archives?
  • Q5: Do you think business archives face an uncertain future?
  • Q6: Is there value in archiving business records within a private institution?

We welcome everyone to join or keep up with this chat using the #snaprt hashtag on Twitter. If you would like to have a discussion topic included in this chat, please send it to @SNAP_Section  on Twitter, submit it through the anonymous form on the SNAP chat webpage or e-mail the SNAP Junior Social Media Coordinator at amanda.l.mellinger@gmail.com.

Here some resources related to business archives you might want to check out. Please share additional resources using #snaprt on Twitter or through the SNAP listserv.

Chat with Us Tonight, May 25th!

Please join the Students and New Archives Professionals (SNAP) Section our next #snaprt Twitter chat on Thursday, May 25, at 8 pm ET. We will be chatting about advocacy for archives and the archival profession in light of the current federal budget climate, and the attention it has brought to archival and humanities programs.

We welcome everyone to join or keep up with our chat using the #snaprt hashtag on Twitter. The SNAP Section Twitter account will pose questions such as:

  • Q1 What does archival advocacy mean to you?
  • Q1.1 How have you previously advocated for archives?
  • Q2 What are some efforts you (or your institution) plan to enact in light of proposed federal budget cuts to humanities orgs?
  • Q3 What can individual archivists do to advocate for the profession?
  • Q4 What would be some of the immediate effects of decreased funding to libraries and archives?
  • Q4.1 What would be some of the long term effects of decreased funding to libraries and archives?
  • Q5 What portion of our role as archivists should be dedicated to advocacy?

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