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Revisions to DACS

The Technical Subcommittee on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (TS-DACS) is pleased to announce that the SAA Council has approved revisions to DACS 2.3.3. and DACS 2.3.6. Click here for details.

Vote Now!

Eligible voters can access their ballots for the 2015 SAA election between March 13 and April 13. Click here for more info.

SAA Statement on Use of Non-government Email Accounts for the Conduct of Public Business

SAA notes with concern the practice of many elected and appointed government officials of using unofficial, non-government email accounts for the conduct of public business. Read SAA’s full statement here.

Voices from the Archives

The latest call to action in SAA President Kathleen Roe’s Year of Living Dangerously for Archives challenges archivists to raise up voices and stories directly from their archival collections. Here’s how you can participate.


On May 1, do something – even if it’s something small – that will make a difference when and if an emergency occurs in your repository. That’s the purpose of MayDay, a grassroots effort whose goal is to save our archives.

2015 Research Forum: Call For Participants / Call for Presentations

Join us for the 8th Annual SAA Research Forum: “Foundations and Innovations”!  Participants’ enthusiastic response to the past seven Research Forums confirms that the full spectrum of research activities—from “pure” research to applied research to innovative practice—is of interest and value to the archives community. The 2015 Research Forum will build on previous success by continuing with a full day of presentations. Deadline for submission of abstracts: May 1, 2015.

Plan Now to Exhibit at ARCHIVES 2015

In August 2015, Cleveland will become the ARCHIVES capital of the world! You’ll have access to the year’s largest audience of archives, records, and information professionals who are eager to learn about your products and services, ask questions, and provide their perspectives. The ARCHIVES 2015 Expo brings together—in one place and at one time—the purchasing decision makers at the national, state, and local levels. Take advantage of their great ideas—and share a few of your own! Take advantage of their great ideas—and share a few of your own! Purchase your booth today!

Women's History Month 50% Special on Perspectives on Women's Archives!

March is Women’s History Month! Gain an archival perspective with Perspectives on Women's Archives, edited by Tanya Zanish-Belcher with Anke Voss. The eighteen essays in this volume, written by noted archivists and historians, inspire new thinking about the value of women’s archives and how to fill the gaps in our recordkeeping. Since women make up around 50% of the earth’s population, SAA is offering a 50% special in celebration through March 25, 2015. For SAA members, that’s $24.95 (regularly $49.95); and for nonmembers, $34.95 (regularly $69.95). The print discount will be applied automatically; for a discount on the PDF or EPUB editions, enter SAAM in the promo code field if you’re a member, or SAAN if you’re a nonmember.


Click here (print) or here (e-book) and save today!

March SAA Foundation Board Meeting Materials Now Available

The SAA Foundation Board will meet in Chicago on Friday, March 13, and Saturday, March 14. View the agenda and discussion materials here.

Attend Archival Collections Management Systems Web Seminar on March 31!

Are you investigating new ways to present information about your collections? Are you looking for a tool to help the public discover your finding aids? Are you considering moving out of Archivist Toolkit or Archon and aren’t sure what to do next? This web seminar, which is an update of the original web seminar developed by Lisa Spiro and her report about archival management software issued by the Council on Library and Information Resources, will take you through the process of evaluating and selecting an archival collections management system that is the right fit for your institution.

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