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ARCHIVES 2015: Call for Continuing Education Proposals

The Committee on Education invites proposals for half-day, one-day, or two-day DAS courses or other continuing education workshops and seminars. Proposals that are accepted may be offered at various locations around the country, including preconference offerings at the SAA Annual Meeting. Read the full call here. Submission deadline: October 8. 

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

SAA Responds to Loss of IRS Emails

The Society of American Archivists notes with deep concern the recent Congressional investigations regarding the loss of emails by the Internal Revenue Service and calls on the executive and legislative branches of the federal government to increase funding for NARA immediately to address the crisis in government recordkeeping highlighted by this loss. SAA believes that the accountability of the United States government to its citizens depends on the maintenance of accurate and complete records. Read the full response here.

ARCHIVES * RECORDS 2014 Early Bird Rate Ends July 7!

ARCHIVES RECORDS 2014 is your best opportunity all year to Make CONNECTIONS, LEARN, and GET INSPIRED! Register today and save at least $110 off onsite registration rates.

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)

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