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The Public Libraries Archives Special Collections Section steering committee is pleased to share the slides of the lightning talks featured during our section meeting which took place August 15 during the SAA Annual Meeting. Our speakers highlighted fantastic community-focused projects by and with public library archives and special collections.  Google Slides (with presenter notes):  docs.google.com/presentation/d/... PDF: drive.google.com/file/d/... Full presenter list and titles below:...
Congratulations to Tewodros Abebe, Senior Archivist, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University, on his election as IAAS junior co-chair, and to Susanne Belovari for being re-elected for a second three-year term on the steering committee. Margarita Vargas-Betancourt, Latin American and Caribbean Special Collections Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries, UF, and Mark Peterson, Head Archivist, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, will stay on the steering committee....
A view-only copy of the CMT membership directory is now available at bit.ly/CMTSdirectory. Any questions about its content or use may be directed to Stephanie Bennett, se.bennett@gmail.com.
Below are links to three of the most recent stories from the 20th Century Fox Archive's blog series.
Aug 24, 2018   Business Archives Section
Society of American Archives, Archival History Section, Archival History Article Award  Washington DC, 16 August 2018  Patricia Kennedy Grimsted,"Pan-European Displaced Archives in the Russian Federation: Still Prisoners of War on the 70th Anniversary of V-E Day"in Displaced Archives edited by James Lowry.   Displaced Archives in Russia from the Second World War: Remarks by Patricia Kennedy Grimsted I am personally very honored by the Archival History Article Award for my chapter on displaced...
Aug 23, 2018   Archival History Section
Follow this link to view the July 2018 newsletter: https://www2.archivists.org/groups/archivists-of-religious-collections-section/the-archival-spirit-july-2018.
View the video from the CMT Annual Meeting at SAA 2018.
Noah Huffman of the EAD Subteam reports that  EAD3 v1.1.0 has been released.  EAD3 Version 1.1.0 represents the first minor revision to EAD3 since its initial release in 2015.   Schemas EAD3 v1.1.0 is available for download from Github at: https://github.com/SAA-SDT/EAD3/releases/tag/v1.1.0.  The release package can be downloaded as a .zip or .tar.gz, and contains the full set of EAD3 v1.1.0 schemas: Relax NG, W3C, and DTD; the ancillary Schematron schema for validating external code lists,...
The AHS Award Committee is pleased to announce the selection of Patricia Kennedy Grimsted's chapter "Pan-European Displaced Archives in the Russian Federation: Still Prisoners of War on the 70th Anniversary of V-E Day" from the 2017 book Displaced Archives edited by James Lowry for the inaugural Archival History Article Award.   AHS created this prize to encourage and reward articles or other short pieces of superior excellence in the field of archival history. The committee was impressed by...
Aug 13, 2018   Archival History Section
Society of American ArchivistsNative American Archives Section (NAAS) Annual Meeting AgendaWednesday, August 15, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:15 PMMarriott Wardman Park Hotel, Virginia C, [Lobby Level] (2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008) Call to order, introductions, section business (4:00 - 4:20) Acknowledgment and Welcome (Ricky Punzalan, Chair) SAA Council Report (Amy Cooper Cary) Other SAA-related Announcements Election Results, Current Steering Committee Stephen Curley, Chair (...
Hello, Oral History Section Members, The oral history artifact is a fascinating piece of documentary evidence. This year, through my position as chair of the Oral History Section, and through work projects and readings, I came to a deeper understanding of the art and practice of oral history methodologies.  I reviewed Oral History Theory (2nd Edition) by Lynn Abrams in the Society of Georgia Archivists’ journal, Provenance. In her book, Abrams posits that the oral history is a communication...
Aug 11, 2018   Oral History Section
Please join us for the WArS section meeting, Wednesday 2:30pm-3:45pm, (Delaware B) featuring three D.C.-area artists for a dynamic conversation, "Artists Engaging with Memory and Material," discussing the ways they've engaged with archives to create their work. We are hosting: Jamila Zahra Felton Jamila is a member of Pyramid Atlantic and is Pyramid's first ever Gregory Vita Paper Arts Resident. She is also an editor and writer. Jamila's poetry is published in Check the Rhyme: An Anthology...
Aug 10, 2018   Women Archivists Section
Palos Verdes Library District: Bringing the Oral History Program into the Digital Age Monique Sugimoto, Archivist and Local History Librarian, Palos Verdes Library District  The Palos Verdes Library District’s (PVLD) oral history program started with the 1976 Bicentennial celebration and a desire to capture the voices of our own community’s forefathers. Since then, with changes in technology, we have seen an evolution in the way we record, archive and disseminate the voices of our community. A...
Aug 10, 2018   Oral History Section
Earlier this year, the Public Library Archives / Special Collections Section (PLASC) conducted a survey to gather information from former, current, and prospective PLASC section members to determine member needs and how PLASC can best serve its section.  The survey report, questions, and raw data can now be accessed via Google Drive. The PLASC steering committee will lead a discussion of the survey results during the annual section meeting on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. 
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 The 2018-19 roster is as follows: Chair, 2018-19 Sarah Cunningham (shcunningham@gmail.com)   Incoming Chair, 2019-20 Patrick Midtlyng (pmid@loc.gov)   Web/Media Liaison Calvin Rydbom (crydbom@pursueposterity.com)   Newsletter Editor Kelly Applegate (applegate.kj@gmail.com)   Steering Committee – -      Judy Chou (Judy.Chou@disney.com) -      Laura Starratt (laura.starratt@emory.edu) -      Shannon Erb (serb@rockhall.org) -      JA Pryse (japryse1@gmail.com)   Congratulations to all who were on...
Online Launch of the Craft & Folk Art Museum Oral History Project Joan Benedetti, formerly Librarian-Cataloger at the L.A. County Museum of Art Library and Museum Librarian at the Craft and Folk Art Museum  The Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) Oral History Project provides a window into the history of an institution that is considered by many a cultural icon in Los Angeles, and into my own introduction to working with oral histories. Two years after CAFAM held a grand re-opening...
Aug 7, 2018   Oral History Section
Mary Alice Harper (Ransom Center, UT Austin) will be our new Chair-elect 2018-19! Patrick Cullom (Wilson Library, UNC Chapel Hill) has been elected Member-at-Large to serve 2018-2021. Jessica Tai (Library Special Collections, UCLA) was runner-up in the Member-at-Large race and has been appointed to serve the remainder of the term (through 2020) recently vacated by the resignation of Alexis Peregoy. AND… The proposed revisions to the Standing Rules were overwhelmingly approved!
Aug 6, 2018   Visual Materials Section
Performing Arts Section Agenda, Wednesday August 15, 2:30-3:45 p.m., Washington 6 Call to Order Business Meeting (2:30-3:00) Updates from Council Rep PAR Updates/Election Announcement Member Updates Presentation and discussion (3:00-3:45): "Preserving Dance in Living Archives: Tools and Programs for the Community," given by Genie Guerard, Curator, UCLA Library Special Collections and Trustee, Dance/USA Adjournment (3:45)
Aug 6, 2018   Performing Arts Section
In conjunction with the 2018 SAA annual meeting in Washington, D.C., there will be a special PAR Section tour of the U.S. Marine Band Library and Archives, led by Jane Cross, Master Gunnery Sergeant, USMC and Chief of the Library.  The tour will occur Wednesday, August 15th at 10:30 a.m.  The Library is located at the corner of 7th Street and Virginia Avenue, Southeast, and there are many good options for lunch in the area.  Several spots remain, so if you would like to attend, please RSVP...
Aug 6, 2018   Performing Arts Section
By Hathaway Hester, Archivist & Digital Preservation Librarian, National Association of REALTORS® Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is the largest trade organization in the United States, with over 1.3 million members. The association’s mission is to “help its members become more profitable and successful” through professional development, research and education, public awareness campaigns, and political advocacy.   NAR Logo, 1923-1973.   Prior...
Aug 5, 2018   Business Archives Section