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ARCHIVES 2013 Early Bird Rate Extended to July 10!

There’s still time to save! The early-bird registration date has been extended until close of business on Wednesday, July 10. Register today for ARCHIVES 2013 and save at least $110 off onsite registration rates.

Minutes of May Council Meeting Adopted

Browse the minutes of the May 15-17, 2013, Council meeting here.

ARCHIVES 2013 Early-Bird Rate Ends July 5!

ARCHIVES 2013 is your best opportunity all year to Make CONNECTIONS, LEARN, and GET INSPIRED! Register today and save at least $110 off onsite registration rates.

The 2013 I Found It In The Archives! Winner

Voters chose Nacogdoches, Texas, resident Misty Hurley as the winner of this year's contest! Hurley's essay, which was submitted by the East Texas Research Center, details her study of the logbooks at the Carson-Monk Funeral Home in Nacogdoches, which, she discovered, contain much more than mere listings of individuals. Hurley's prize includes complimentary airfare to the Joint Annual Meeting in New Orleans this August. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's contest!

June 9 Is International Archives Day

October may be American Archives Month, but JUNE 9 is INTERNATIONAL ARCHIVES DAY. Thanks to sponsorship by the International Council on Archives, you can see what your colleagues from Belgium to the Baltic to Tonga are doing by clicking here (where you can also download an International Archives Day poster). And you can help spread the word about the Universal Declaration on Archives, which recognizes the essential role of archives in supporting administrative accountability and transparency, protecting the rights of individuals and organizations, and forming part of the cultural heritage of society. So on June 9, think globally and act locally!

Volunteer for Mosaic Program Advisory Group or Selection Committee

SAA and the Association of Research Libraries have been awarded a three-year, $487,000 IMLS grant to develop a diversity recruitment program extending SAA’s Mosaic Scholarship program. SAA Vice President/President-Elect Danna Bell-Russel seeks volunteers for five positions on the Mosaic Program Advisory Group and three positions on the Selection Committee. Read more here. Deadline: Monday, June 24.

Joint Statement on Parameters for NHPRC Grants

In a “Joint Statement on Parameters for National Historical Publications and Records Commission Grants,” SAA, the Council of State Archivists, and the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators recommend that NARA focus the NHPRC grants program on suggested criteria “to ensure that the program provides maximum impact and produces demonstrable results.” Read the Joint Statement and accompanying letter to Archivist of the United States David Ferriero here.

"The American Archivist": New Issue Available Online

The Spring/Summer 2013 issue of The American Archivist is now available online; the print edition will arrive in your mailbox shortly. This issue contains eleven articles that reflect the ways in which the archival profession is evolving. It also debuts a new redesign of the journal, bringing you a cleaner, more contemporary look. Be sure to add it to your summer reading list!

"Hurricane Sandy: Record, Remember, Rebuild" Project

SAA has joined forces with Historypin, Google, the American Association for State and Local History, and the Metropolitan New York Library Council to support a collaborative history project to document the impact of Hurricane Sandy. If you have material relating to the hurricane or historical photos of neighborhoods damaged by the storm, please consider contributing content to the project. Read more here.

ICA Seeks Support Opposing Draft European Data Protection Regulation

At its April 2013 meeting in Amsterdam, the Steering Committee of the Section of Professional Associations of the International Council on Archives (ICA SPA) adopted a statement “express[ing] its concern about the draft European Data Protection Regulation that will result in the destruction of personal data and recommends that the members of ICA SPA promote, in- and outside their associations, the signing of a petition initiated by the French Association of Archivists AAF. ICA SPA emphasizes that archives are a unique and irreplaceable heritage and play an essential role in the development of societies by safeguarding the individual and community memory (UNESCO Universal Declaration on Archives as adopted by UNESCO in 2011).” Sign-on deadline: May 29.

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