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View 2014 Presidential Address

SAA President Danna Bell video-recorded her 2014 Presidential Address while onsite in Washington, DC, to make it available to all members. View it here.

Call for Member Comment on Future Joint Meetings

Woven throughout SAA’s Strategic Plan 2014-2018 is recognition of the importance of collaboration, particularly in regard to Goal 2.1. and Goal 3.3. SAA has joined forces with other organizations – notably the Council of State Archivists and the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators – on joint annual meetings during the past 10 years.  But are there other groups with which SAA might collaborate on conferences? Read the draft “Principles and Priorities for Planning Joint Meetings with Other Professional Organizations” and submit your comments here.

Council Adopts Best Practices for Volunteers in Archives, New A&A List Terms of Participation

Click here for a summary of actions taken by the SAA Council at its August 11-12 meeting in Washington, DC.

ARCHIVES * RECORDS: Ensuring Access Conference Recordings on MP3

Extend your learning even after the conference ends! Within 30 days of the end of the conference, you’ll have access — for a full 12 months! — to all recorded sessions via MP3 files. Listen to whatever sessions you choose whenever you’d like via your MP3 player, smartphone, or tablet. Or download them to a CD if you prefer. You’ll receive notification via email, with link and passcode, just as soon as the recordings are available. (Note: Based on speaker preference, not all presentations are being recorded. Check the session listing in the onsite and online programs for an indication of those that will not be recorded.)

Attend the new webinar on EAD3, October 23

Register for SAA's new webinar, EAD3: What's new?, on October 23. EAD3 brings changes small and large to Encoded Archival Description. After a decade since the previous revision, EAD3 attempts to balance competing priorities of simplifying when possible, reconciling with EAC-CPF when prudent, better supporting the capture and exchange of structured data when needed, and respecting existing EAD community practice when necessary. The webinar will review the significant changes in EAD3, covering elements and attribute that have been modified from EAD 2002, adapted form EAC-CPF, and added new. Click here to read more and to register!

Disaster Recovery Grants Available from the SAA Foundation

The National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives provides grants of up to $2,000 to assist repositories in recovery of damaged or at-risk archival materials. To apply for a grant or donate to the fund, click here.

Attend the new Records Management for Archivists Webinar, October 7

Register for SAA's new webinar, Records Management for Archivists, on October 7, 2014. More and more archivists are asked on a daily basis by their institutions to include records management duties in their repository services. If you belong to that expanding group, this 90-minute webinar is for you! You’ll take a tour through the world of records management, including discussion of relevant standards, best practices for getting your RM program off the ground, and the components of a successful records management training and outreach program. Click here to read more and to register!

ARCHIVES 2015: Call for Session Proposals

With a mandate from the Council and the membership at large to experiment with new ideas, SAA is shaking things up for its 79th Annual Meeting in Cleveland!  The most obvious change is the venue itself: For the first time, SAA will meet in a convention center rather than a conference hotel.  But changes in the program development process also are in the works. Read the full call here. The deadline for proposals is 11:59 pm on Wednesday, October 8. Proposals received after that time cannot be considered.

ARCHIVES 2015: Call for Continuing Education Proposals

The Committee on Education invites proposals for half-day, one-day, or two-day DAS courses or other continuing education workshops and seminars. Proposals that are accepted may be offered at various locations around the country, including preconference offerings at the SAA Annual Meeting. Read the full call here. Submission deadline: October 8. 

SAA Office Closed; See You in Washington, DC!

The SAA Office will be closed while staff is onsite for the 2014 Joint Annual Meeting. Orders placed after 12:00 pm on Friday, August 8, will be fulfilled starting Tuesday, August 19. We regret any inconvenience and thank you for being a member!

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