The Architectural Records Roundtable (ARR) of the Society of American Archivists supports the preservation of architectural, engineering, landscaping, and construction records and brings together care-givers to discuss the storage, conservation, arrangement, and description problems inherent in specialized records. Our mission is to provide a forum for members to discuss issues related to access and management of architectural records and related fields. This site serves to fulfill this mission by providing a clearinghouse of information on architectural records in the spirit of the Cooperative Preservation of Architectural Records (COPAR).
Becoming a member of the roundtable is as simple as logging in to the Society of America Archivists web site (you needn't be a member to create a logon account) and contacting the ARR co-chairs. Round table members meet once a year during the annual Society of American Archivists conference, and communicate throughout the year via the Architectural Records Roundtable listserv and the Architectural Records Roundtable Google site.
The Architectural Records Roundtable has developed a new online collaborative space to allow members to contribute and share information on architectural records. The ARR Google site will feature links to resources and best practices, blog posts from ARR members, a discussion forum, and other content that is updated on a more frequent basis than the SAA microsite.
Architectural Records Roundtable members are encouraged to author posts and actively comment. To become an author on the new site, please submit your contact information here.