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August Council Meeting Minutes Adopted

Browse the minutes of the August 11-12 and 16 Council meetings here.

The Year of Living Dangerously for Archives

People seem to sense – almost instinctively – that archives are important. They come in droves to see the founding documents on display at the National Archives in Washington, DC. They comment on “how interesting” it must be to be an archivist. But they can’t quite put their fingers on why it all matters.... Let’s work together on changing that! Join SAA President Kathleen Roe in taking action to raise awareness of archives this fall.

"Ad Age" Says Archivists are “Marketer’s Dream”

September 3, 2014--Archives and archivists are front and center in a website piece posted today in Ad Age, the influential news source for the marketing and media communities. “Archivists at Coke, Wells Fargo, McDonald's Advocate for Marketers—and Themselves” describes how corporate archivists are a “marketer’s dream,” and leads off with a mention of SAA’s Business Archives Section meeting in August in Washington, DC. Click here to read all about it!

Attend the new webinar on EAD3, October 23

EAD3 brings changes small and large to Encoded Archival Description. A decade after the previous revision, EAD3 attempts to balance competing priorities of simplifying when possible, reconciling with EAC-CPF when prudent, better supporting the capture and exchange of structured data when needed, and respecting existing EAD community practice when necessary. On October 23, SAA's new webinar -- EAD3: What's New? -- we'll review the significant changes in EAD3, covering new elements and attributes as well as those that have been modified from EAD 2002 and adapted from EAC-CPF. Click here to read more and to register!

Disaster Recovery Grants Available from the SAA Foundation

The National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives provides grants of up to $2,000 to assist repositories in recovery of damaged or at-risk archival materials. To apply for a grant or donate to the fund, click here.

Attend the new Records Management for Archivists Webinar, October 7

Register for SAA's new webinar, Records Management for Archivists, on October 7, 2014. More and more archivists are asked on a daily basis by their institutions to include records management duties in their repository services. If you belong to that expanding group, this 90-minute webinar is for you! You’ll take a tour through the world of records management, including discussion of relevant standards, best practices for getting your RM program off the ground, and the components of a successful records management training and outreach program. Click here to read more and to register!

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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