Tag Archives: Twitter

#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.

Stay tuned for more upcoming SNAP Chats!

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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Chat with Us Tonight, May 15th!

Please join the  Students and New Archives Professionals (SNAP) Section for a #snaprt Twitter chat on mental health of students and new professionals on Monday, May 15 at 8pm ET. We hope to continue the conversations started by many others and offer another forum to connect with one another.

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

  • What barriers are there to discussing stress or mental health issues with peers, supervisors, or others?

  • What safe spaces are available to recharge, talk about causes of stress, or ongoing issues?

  • What can others do to support their colleagues and peers? How have others supported you?

  • What should SAA, sections, or other professional orgs do to help archival professionals?

  • When do you know it is time to step away from activities, job, profession, etc.?

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Chat with us tomorrow, March 24!

Please join the Students and New Archives Professionals (SNAP) Roundtable for our next  #snaprt Twitter chat on Friday, March 24, at 8 pm ET. We will be chatting about the perception and practice of archivists remaining (or not) “neutral” in their professional work. We will discuss the benefits and disadvantages of archivists being active in modern social movements compared to the traditionally unbiased observer.

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

  • Q1.  Is it possible for archivists to keep their personal opinions on social issues separate from their professional work? Is it desirable?
  • Q2. Does a “neutral” archivist help or hurt the historical record?
  • Q3. What are some of the benefits of remaining “neutral” on social issues? Disadvantages?
  • Q4. What are some of the benefits of being active in social issues? Disadvantages?
  • Q5. What is the social responsibility for archivists in the modern era?
  • Q6. Should archivists stay out of politics?
  • Q7. How can archivists use intellectual freedom within the profession?

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#snaprt Chat Flashback: Archiving Social Media

For the February 15, 2017 #snaprt chat we focused on ethics and archiving social media in a joint chat with Documenting the Now. There were robust discussions about privacy and consent as well as the other ethical challenges archivists are facing. Thank you to everyone who participated! SNAP Senior Social Media Coordinator Elena Colón-Marrero created a Storify that you can view here.

Stay tuned for more upcoming SNAP Chats!