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SAA Membership Reaches New High!

As of July 31, SAA membership totaled 6,224 – the highest in our history! Thank *you* for being a member! And remember: There’s strength in numbers….

August Council Meeting Materials Now Available

The SAA Council will meet on Monday, August 11, Tuesday, August 12, and Saturday, August 16, in Washington, DC. View the agendas and discussion materials here.

Catholic University Forms SAA Student Chapter

The SAA Council on July 29 approved Catholic University of America's petition to form a new SAA student chapter, bringing to 37 the total number of SAA student chapters.

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.

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.

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.

Call for feedback about the A&A Discussion List

"We invite any stakeholders to participate in this process, regardless of SAA or list membership. We want to hear from you, whether you are an active participant on the current list, a reader, a past participant, or even someone who questions the need for its existence." Read More

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