Archival Outlook (ISSN 1520-3379) is published six times a year and distributed in print and electronically by the Society of American Archivists. It currently has a circulation of more than 6,200.
The newsletter updates readers on important business of the Society and on the work of its many component groups. It reports on regional, national, and international news of relevance to the North American archival profession. Articles focus on best practice and how-to pieces on timely and relevant topics, how archives are used by the public, and archivists on the job. Departments include "Advocating for Archives" (which reports on advocacy on the national and local level), "Someone You Should Know" (profiles of members using a Q&A format), and "Photo-Op" (emphasizing visual materials).
Archival Outlook is published bimonthly: January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, September/October, and November/December.
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