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The Year of Living Dangerously for Archives

People seem to sense – almost instinctively – that archives are important. They come in droves to see the founding documents on display at the National Archives in Washington, DC. They comment on “how interesting” it must be to be an archivist. But they can’t quite put their fingers on why it all matters.... Let’s work together on changing that! Join SAA President Kathleen Roe in taking action to raise awareness of archives this fall.

ARL/SAA Mosaic Program Fellows Selected for 2014–2016

SAA and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) announce the selection of five master of library and information science (MLIS) students with specialization in archives to participate in the 2014–2016 ARL/SAA Mosaic Program. Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), this program reflects the joint commitment of SAA and ARL to promote much-needed diversification of the archives and special collections professional workforce. Click here for details. 

"Ad Age" Says Archivists are “Marketer’s Dream”

September 23, 2014--Archives and archivists are front and center in a website piece posted today in Ad Age, the influential news source for the marketing and media communities. “Archivists at Coke, Wells Fargo, McDonald's Advocate for Marketers—and Themselves” describes how corporate archivists are a “marketer’s dream,” and leads off with a mention of SAA’s Business Archives Section meeting in August in Washington, DC. Click here to read all about it!

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. 

August Council Meeting Minutes Adopted

Browse the minutes of the August 11-12 and 16 Council meetings here.

Attend the new webinar on EAD3, October 23

EAD3 brings changes small and large to Encoded Archival Description. A decade after 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. On October 23, SAA's new webinar -- EAD3: What's New? -- will review the significant changes in EAD3, covering new elements and attributes as well as those that have been modified from EAD 2002 and adapted from EAC-CPF. 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 * RECORDS: Ensuring Access Conference Recordings on MP3

Weren’t able to attend ARCHIVES*RECORDS: Ensuring Access? Or want to listen to your favorite sessions again? Now you can have access to all 2014 conference recorded sessions until August 2015.  Listen to whatever sessions you choose whenever you’d like via your MP3 player, smartphone, or table. Or download them to a CD if you’d prefer. You’ll receive access notification via email, with link and passcode. (Note: Based on speaker preference, not all presentations were recorded. Check the session listing in the online program for an indication of those that were not recorded.) Purchase in the SAA Bookstore (Keyword: 2014 Conference)

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