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SAA Council Adopts Code of Conduct

The SAA Council has adopted a "Code of Conduct" that reflects SAA’s commitment to providing a harassment-free environment for its members and others who participate in its conferences, events, meetings, formal mentoring relationships, and online spaces.  Read the Code here.

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 midnight 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. 

Summer Reads: July/August Archival Outlook

The latest issue of Archival Outlook is now available online! Read about an SAA Student Chapter’s first annual Canadian-American Archival Conference, get the scoop on the Regional Archival Associations Consortium, and learn how the University of Texas Libraries Human Rights Documentation Initiative has applied the postcustodial theory of archives to their work. Also in this issue: the SAA Foundation thanks its FY2014 contributors, Bentley Historical Library’s Nancy Bartlett remembers Terry Cook, and more. The print edition of Archival Outlook will be mailed to members shortly.

SAA Responds to Loss of IRS Emails

The Society of American Archivists notes with deep concern the recent Congressional investigations regarding the loss of emails by the Internal Revenue Service and calls on the executive and legislative branches of the federal government to increase funding for NARA immediately to address the crisis in government recordkeeping highlighted by this loss. SAA believes that the accountability of the United States government to its citizens depends on the maintenance of accurate and complete records. Read the full response here.

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.)

May Council Meeting Minutes Adopted

Browse the minutes of the May 22-24 Council meeting here.

William Maher Eloquently Represents SAA—and Archives—at International Meeting

“There is a global value in the archives that exist throughout the world and we need to be able to facilitate that in the digital era,” affirmed William Maher, SAA’s representative at the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights meeting, June 30 to July 4 in Geneva, Switzerland. Maher, a past president of SAA and current member of the Intellectual Property Working Group, was at WIPO detailing the specific archival needs for an international treaty supporting copyright exceptions and limitations. Check him out on this short video or read more.

Act Now! Proposed Cuts to NEH Would Bring Funding to Lowest Level Since 1972

July 9, 2014—The House subcommittee that oversees funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities today passed a bill that would fund NEH at just $138 million in 2015, its lowest level (in constant dollars) since 1972. The full Appropriations Committee will consider the bill in the coming week. Please contact your Member of Congress to urge her/him to oppose this proposed cut. The National Humanities Alliance’s “Online Action Center” connects you with your representative so that you can express your opinion on this critical issue. Take action now!

ARCHIVES * RECORDS 2014 Advance Registration Ends July 18!

Avoid the lines! Advance registration closes on Friday, July 18. Register today for ARCHIVES RECORDS 2014 and save at least $60 off onsite registration rates.

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