Tag Archives: weekly roundup

controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields for 2016-07-03

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!

Note: This list is shortened due to the Independence Day Holiday. Happy 4th!

SAA

The SAA offices are closed and will reopen Tuesday, July 5th.

AACR. LACCHA, and LAGAR put out a joint statement on the terrible loss suffered in the mass shooting at Pulse in Orlando just a few short weeks ago.

The early bird deadline to register for SAA 2016 is Wednesday, July 6th. Registration increases for most categories after that day.

Government and Politics

President Obama signed the FOIA Improvements Act on June 30th, “codifying the presumption of openness” – meaning that unless it can be expressly proven that releasing a document will cause foreseeable harm, or there is a legal requirement to keep a record closed, FOIA-requested records must be released.

The Census Bureau has released its Facts for Features for July 4th. Enjoy!

controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields for 2016-06-12

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

Congratulations to the new SAA Fellows and Award Winners! The full list is here.

SAA and ARL have been awarded a grant to extend the Mosaic Program, so President-elect Nancy McGovern has called for four volunteers to serve on the Mosaic Committee. Those interested should apply by June 24th.

Applications are still open for Mosaic Program II through tomorrow, June 13th.

SAA’s appointees to committees, boards, and working groups have been announced. Congratulations all!

If you’re a first time SAA attendee – or someone willing to show new SAA attendees the ropes – consider signing up for the Navigator Program.

Vote for Pop-Up Sessions here through Monday, June 20th. There are several active SNAP members on the list of possible sessions!

The next #SNAPRT Chat will be Wednesday, June 15th at 8 PM EST. The topic is Digital Humanities. Continue reading

controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields for 2016-5-22

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

Registration is open for the annual conference. Early bird rates end July 6th!

Proposals are being accepted for pop-up sessions until June 3rd.

SNAP has a few resources already for the meeting, with more to come!

ARL/SAA are calling for applications to Mosaic II, which has a deadline of June 13th.

The new Archival Outlook profiles the new Council members. Erin Lawrimore is blogging her experience here. Continue reading

controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields for 2016-4-24

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

Pop-up Session Proposals for the 2016 Annual Meeting are being accepted through June 3.

Learn what you can do on MayDay  to help save archives. Continue reading

controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields for 2016-4-10

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

SNAP and the SAA Career Center have an open survey about your use (or nonuse) of the career center and how it can best serve you. Please share your thoughts so we can better serve members!

2016 election results are here. Nominations for 2017 are open!

Members Stephanie Baltzer Kom, Sofia Becerra-Licha, Genna Duplisea, M. Alison Eisendrath, and Elizabeth Joffrion were recently selected to represent SAA on the Coalition to Advance Learning in Archives, Libraries and Museums. Congratulations!

There is still time to submit a proposal for the Research Forum, which will be held on August 2 at the Hilton Atlanta. Proposals are due May 16, 2016.

Open Access

SAGE is offering free access to all 940 of their journals for the month of April. You can sign up here. Continue reading

controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields for 2016-4-3

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

Check out the newly redesigned SAA website! Give SAA your feedback here.

SAA welcomed a new student chapter at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa!

Complete the SAA 2016 Career Center Survey Continue reading

controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields for 2016-3-20

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

Now available: March/April Issue of Archival Outlook

The digital edition of Archival Outlook features pieces the development of the world’s largest transgender archives, the collaboration of six repositories under the D.C. Africana Archives Project, and what to see in Atlanta at the SAA Annual Meeting, ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2016. Check out the issue here.

The SAA election in in full swing! You have between now and Sunday, April 3rd to vote, so make your voice heard. If you need to learn more about the candidates, they have statements on the SAA website, and most filled out an additional questionnaire for SNAP and were featured on our blog.

The deadline to apply to the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program is Wednesday, April 6th. You can learn more about the program at the website.

Take the SAA 2016 Book Publishing Survey here and be entered for a chance to win an iPad with three SAA ebooks.

Proposals for the SAA Research Forum (to be held Tuesday, August 2nd in Atlanta) are due Sunday, May 1st. More information is available at the website

The SAA Council welcomed a new student chapter at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa earlier this month, marking the organization’s 40th student chapter established since 1993. Learn more about the chapter here.

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controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields for 2016-3-10

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

Don’t forget to vote in the SAA Election 2016 March 14 to April 3! Check out interviews with the candidates here.

Take the SAA 2016 Book Publishing Survey here and be entered for a chance to win an iPad with three SAA ebooks.

Join the #snaprt chat on collaboration between archivists and technologists March 15 at 8:00 pm ETContinue reading

controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Field for 2016-3-5

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

Sixteen candidates are slated for the 2016 ballot. Voters will be able to access ballots between March 14 and April 3. Learn more and about the candidates here. The SNAP blog is currently featuring interviews with candidates through March 9.

Don’t forget to apply to serve as an intern for SAA Appointed Groups by March 17.

Submit a proposal for the 2016 SAA Research Forum by May 1.

Do you know an SAA member who has been an advocate for archives and archivists? Nominate great advocates for a Q&A to be hosted by the Issues and Advocacy Roundtable at the 2016 SAA Annual Meeting.  Continue reading

controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields for 2016-2-14

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!

From the National Archives via Twitter (@USNatArchives) "Michigan Avenue, Chicago" July 1975

Happy Valentine’s Day! From the National Archives via Twitter (@USNatArchives) “Michigan Avenue, Chicago” July 1975

SAA

SAA is seeking interns to serve on SAA appointed groups for the 2016-2017 term. Apply by March 17.

The Committee on Public Awareness has a new blog, ArchivesAWARE!an “online space where professionals and students engaged in all aspects of archival work can share their experiences of and ideas for raising public awareness of archives and the value that archives and archivists add to business, government, education, and society as a whole.”

The deadline for applications/nominations for SAA fellows, awards, and scholarships are due by February 28.

Educational Opportunities Continue reading

controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields for 2016-2-7

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

Meet the slate of 2016 candidates for SAA offices. SNAP Roundtable will have election coverage beginning next week, starting with an elections primer and moving into individual candidate interviews. Voting begins Monday, March 14th.

You can nominate someone for an SAA award. Deadline: Sunday, February 28th.

Government & Politics

Say goodbye to FDSys and hello to GovInfo.gov, the Google for federal documents.

The real legacy of the Clinton emails: outdated government-wide email management and over-classification. Continue reading

controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields for 2016-1-31

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

Call for 2016 Student Paper and Poster Proposals

The 2016 Student Program Subcommittee is accepting proposals for two special sessions—a paper session and a poster session—dedicated to student scholarship during the Joint Annual Meeting in Atlanta, July 31–August 6, 2016. Work from both master’s and doctoral students will be considered. Proposals are due February 3, 2016. Read more and submit your proposal here.

The 2016 SAA Candidates

Sixteen candidates are running for the offices of Vice President/President-Elect, Council (Three-year term), Council (One-year term), and Nominating Committee in the forthcoming SAA elections. Review the slate for bios and responses to questions posed by this year’s Nominating Committee. Eligible voters can access their ballots between March 14 and April 3. Stay tuned for further SNAP coverage on the candidates.

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controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields for 2016-1-24

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

The Program Committee met January 14-16 in Chicago. Session chairs will be notified the week of January 25 about the status of their proposal.

This year MP3 downloads of all recorded conference sessions will be included in registration fees for the first time.

Copyright

From the Scholarly Kitchen, “The NYPL Shows Academic Libraries What ‘Public Domain’ Means

Conference Participation

The International Council on Archives is accepting proposals for the 2016 Congress in Seoul through February 1.

Graduate student paper and poster proposals for the CoSA/SAA joint annual meeting are due by February 3.

A/V Preservation

Download the poster guide: Know Your Digital Storage Media

Odds and Ends

Archivists at Amherst College discovered a lost recording of a speech by Martin Luther King Jr.

The Internet Archive is launching a Political TV Ad Archive, a digital library including federal-level ads from primary states along with information about how the ad was funded and how the facts check out.

 

 

controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields for 2016-1-17

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

If you’re interested in serving on one of SAA’s appointed committees, you need to self-nominate by January 20, 2016.

Students: have you submitted your poster or paper proposal for SAA 2016? The deadline is February 3, 2016.

Speaking of ARCHIVES 2016, the registration rates were released, but you can’t register until April 15, 2016.

The Fall/Winter 2015 issue of The American Archivist is now available digitally.
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controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields for 2016-1-10

SAA

Celebrate National Mentoring Month by becoming a mentor or protégé! The SAA Mentoring Program brings together members with shared interests in various aspects of the archival profession in an effort to cultivate development throughout all career stages (new to seasoned professional). Students, educators, working archivists, records managers, and retirees—every SAA member is eligible to participate as a mentor or protégé. To learn more or to apply, please visit the Mentoring Program page.

The application period for the 2016 Society of American Archivists Josephine Forman Scholarship is now open. to provide financial support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, to encourage students to pursue a career as an archivist, and to promote the diversification of the American archives profession. Applications must be submitted to SAA by February 28.

Cultural Heritage

New Online Exhibit: “To Carry the Light Further” — A Story of Faith, Sacrifice and Cultural Conflict in the Jungles of Ecuador, a free, permanent exhibit about their sacrifice, opens online. It was created jointly by the Billy Graham Center Archives and the College Archives and Special Collections (Buswell Library).

Conferences, Grants, and Scholarships

The Society of Ohio Archivists (SOA) has announced four
scholarships available to students (2 awards), and new archival
professionals (2 awards) with three years or less experience in the
workplace to attend their annual spring meeting on Friday, May 20, 2016
at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. Applications due February 15th. Applications and inquiries can be sent via e-mail or mail to Devhra BennettJones at Devhra@Lloydlibrary.org.

Reminder: the deadline for the National Film Preservation Foundation’€™s 2016 federally-funded grant program. Aside from the Avant-Garde Masters Grants, this will be the NFPF’€™s only preservation grant offering for 2016. Register for Basic or Matching grants by Friday, January 22, 2016. Completed applications will be due Friday, February 26, 2016.

Odds and Ends

Michigan Publishing, the publishing division of the University of Michigan Library, will launch a new open-access book-publishing imprint, Lever Press, in collaboration with Amherst College Press and the Oberlin Group, a consortium of 80 libraries in America’s top liberal arts colleges.