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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)

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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