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SAA Council Approves A&D Certificate, Criteria for Advocacy Statements

With a wide-ranging agenda for its August 17-18 meeting held in conjunction with ARCHIVES 2015, the SAA Council…. Read more.

Comment Deadline Extended: Member Affinity Groups Proposal

August 26, 2015--In light of significant comment at ARCHIVES 2015, the Council has extended the deadline for member comments on a proposal to change SAA's member affinity group structure. Read more here. The new deadline for comments is Tuesday, September 15. 

Council-Proposed Motion on Dues Increase to be Discussed at Membership Meeting

The SAA Council voted at its May 2015 meeting to propose to the membership a dues increase, effective July 1, 2016. Read the briefing paper here. The proposal will be discussed at the Saturday, August 22, Membership Meeting in Cleveland. An all-member referendum on the increase will be conducted in the fall.

ARCHIVES 2015 Conference Recordings on MP3

Weren’t able to attend ARCHIVES 2015? Or want to listen to your favorite sessions again? Now you can have access to all 2015 conference recorded sessions until August 2016.  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 or during the online registration process.

A New Librarian of Congress: Qualities of a Successful Candidate

A nominee for the office of Librarian of Congress will be selected based upon the legal obligations and responsibilities under federal law. In addition to these requirements, the Society of American Archivists, the Council of State Archivists, and the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators believe that the following personal and professional qualities are important in order for a nominee to be successful in this essential position of public trust.

SAA Office Closed; See You in Cleveland!

The SAA office will be closed from August 17 to 25 while the staff is in Cleveland for the 2015 Annual Meeting. Orders placed on Friday, August 14, after noon (CDT) will be fulfilled starting on Wednesday, August 26. We regret any inconvenience--and thank you for your investment in SAA!

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SAA Calls on Facebook to Enable Content Downloading for Pages

In an August 5 letter to Mark Zuckerberg and the Facebook Board of Directors, SAA President Kathleen Roe urges FB to “add functionality that allows a page owner to download the contents of her/her page(s). This would allow archival institutions to accept donations of this material….” Read the entire letter, drafted by SAA’s Web Archiving Roundtable.

Bethany Anderson Named Reviews Editor of The American Archivist

Bethany Anderson, archival operations and reference specialist at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, has been named reviews editor of The American Archivist. As reviews editor, Anderson will join the journal’s Editorial Board and work in collaboration with Editor Gregory S. Hunter to commission review essays that evaluate recent relevant writings and their relationship to archives. 

SAA Comments on “Copyright Protection for Certain Visual Works”

In a July 23 response to a U.S. Copyright Office notice of inquiry, SAA President Kathleen Roe notes that, “SAA is concerned that in your effort to protect the traditional income of a small minority of creators, the Copyright Office may impose rules that close off access to graphic imagery found in archival repositories.” Read the full letter, drafted by SAA’s Intellectual Property Working Group, here.

August Council Meeting Materials Now Available

The SAA Council will meet on Monday, August 17 (4:00 – 8:00 pm), Tuesday, August 18 (8:00 am – noon), and Saturday, August 22 (1:00 – 2:30 pm) in conjunction with ARCHIVES 2015 in Cleveland. View the agenda and discussion materials here. All SAA members are welcome to attend these meetings.

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