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Please check out our new Zotero group bibliography:https://www.zotero.org/groups/2363141/international_archival_affairs_bibliographyIf you are interested in contributing to the bibliography, please contact Katharina Hering or one of the IAAS steering committee members.
Dear IAAS members: It is my great pleasure to officially announce the 2019-2020 International Archival Affairs Section Steering Committee. Many congratulations to Margarita Vargas-Betancourt (the incoming Junior co-Chair) and to Brad Bauer (the new steering committee member at-large). Tewodros (Teddy) Abebe has rotated in as our new Senior co-Chair. Here is the updated steering committee roster: * Tewodros Abebe, Senior Co-Chair (Senior Archivist, Howard University) * Margarita Vargas-...
  The Archival History Section is pleased to award the 2019 Article Award to Heather Wolfe and Peter Stallybrass’s “The Material Culture of Record-Keeping in Early Modem England,” which was printed in Archives and Information in the Early Modern World, edited by Kate Peters, Alexandra Walsham, and Liesbeth Corens. Judges praised the piece for filling an important gap in the archival literature both topically and temporally, for its interdisciplinary approach, for its keen reading of material...
Aug 21, 2019   Archival History Section
Regional Archival Associations Consortium (RAAC) Annual Meeting Minutes August 4, 2019 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. JW Marriott Austin, Room Grand Salon 7 (level 4) Introductions Mary Rubin and Philip Skroska introduced themselves as the co-chairs. Incoming and Outgoing Steering Committee Phillip Skroska - Advocacy (continuing) Whitney Miller - Disaster Planning and Recovery (came on in April, replaced Liz Francis) Michael Law - Education (came on in January, replaced Vin Novaro) Karen Trivette - Grant...
Electronic Records Steering Committee The ERS Steering Committee is excited to announce our new officers for the 2019-2023 term! They are: Vice Chair/Chair ElectAnnalise Berdini, she/her, Digital Archivist (Princeton University) Steering CommitteeAndrea Belair, Archives and Special Collections Librarian (Union College)Elizabeth Carron, she/her, Archivist for Records Management, Bentley Historical Library (University of Michigan) Continuing their service on the ERS Steering Committee in the...
Aug 19, 2019   Electronic Records Section
We're extremely excited to launch the new SAA Early Career Member program this year in the BAS. We received applications from three great candidates... so we decided to keep them all! The Early Career Member position is intended for individuals starting out in the field to have an opportunity to be mentored by section leaders and expand their leadership skills and resources. Please take a few minutes to learn about these great new additions to the BAS Steering Committee! Heidi Charles Heidi...
Aug 9, 2019   Business Archives Section
We're ramping up for another edition of the Business Archives Section Quarterly (BASQ)! This time we'll be dealing with the ways in which corporate archives engage with those outside of their businesses. Creating meaningful connections with external audiences is a major way for business archives to increase their profile and continue to prove the importance of their role in the company. How do you interact with external audiences? We want to hear about it! Some examples could include: Archives/...
Aug 9, 2019   Business Archives Section
Recently, the BAS Steering Committee put out a survey to solicit the section's opinions on a salary requirement for job postings on various SAA outlets. This was a much talked about topic at this year's SAA Annual Meeting in Austin. As the conversation moves forward, we consider it paramount that any potential statement by the BAS accurately reflect the opinions of its members. We would like to share the results of this survey. Due to the prevalence of this topic at the 2019 Annual Meeting, we...
Aug 8, 2019   Business Archives Section
The Web Archiving Section is excited to announce the new leadership for the 2019-2020 Steering Committee!  The leadership roster is as follows: Chair: Emily WardVice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Tori MachesEducation Coordinator: Julia CorrinCommunications Manager: Nichole GreenhouseSecretary: Kelsey O'ConnellStudent Member: Lydia Andeskie Congratulations and best of luck to those newly elected!
Jul 31, 2019   Web Archiving Section
The Public Library Archives and Special Collections Section is pleased to announce our election results and incoming 2019-2020 leadership team: Chair - Angela Stanley, Georgia HomePlace Vice-Chair - Derek Mosley, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History Secretary - Dylan Gaffney, Forbes Library At-Large - Johanna Russ, Chicago Public Library At-Large - Heather Lanctot, Yolo County Archives - Yolo County Library At-Large - Patricia Delara, Daly City Public Library...
The 2019 issue of Archival Elements, the official newsletter of the STHC section, is now available here:https://www2.archivists.org/sites/all/files/aelements2019_0.pdfSpecial thanks to all contributors and the newsletter committee!
The Performing Arts Section Meeting Agenda for SAA 2019 is as follows. The meeting is from 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. and will be held in Grand Salon 2 (level 4). 1. Election Results will be announced. Thank you to everyone who participated and voted. 2. Meeting Program: Gabryel Smith from the New York Philharmonic Archives will offer a presentation on scrapbook digitization and Tom Clareson of the Lyrasis Performing Arts Readiness Project will discuss disaster preparedness. There will be...
Jul 26, 2019   Performing Arts Section
The 2019 Privacy and Confidentiality elections have been concluded and the section leadership is pleased to announce the results: Lydia Tang will begin her term as Chair at the upcoming Section meeting. Rachel Gattermeyer was elected Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect. DiAnna Hemsath was elected to the Steering Committee (2 year seat). Daniel McCormack was elected to the Steering Committee (1 year seat). The referendum question to approve changes to the Standing Rules passed 96.55 percent to 3.45 percent...
See the details below and if you are interested in Thursday’s tour of the Wittliff Collections, Friday dinner, Saturday lunch, or Sunday breakfast, please add your name, phone number and email address to the sign-in sheet found here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WXeW7yxGmbQhc3_hblA8vMdKyUhIVNoQ... Thursday, August 1 10:45 am -6:30 pm (tour 1:00 pm-4:00 pm) Special Collections Tour Join us for a tour of the Wittliff Collections whose mission is “to collect, preserve and share the...
It has come to our attention SAA changed its operating systems in April. Your settings for receiving emails from the BAS Listserv defaulted to 'Daily Digest'.  If you would like to change that to 'Real Time' or 'Weekly Digest' please visit: https://connect.archivists.org/network/members/profile/myaccount/my-settings?section=subscriptions
Jul 23, 2019   Business Archives Section
The Archival Spirit, July 2019 Contents (see PDF attachment): Letter from the Chair --- Elizabeth B. Scott, Archivist, Saint Michael's College, Colchester, VT Boston College Establishes Catholic Religious Archives Repository --- Michael J. Burns, Special Assistant for Jesuit and Catholic Collections, Boston College Archives, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts  Boston College Conference Working Paper Committee Named --- Malachy McCarthy, Claretian Missionaries Archives, Chicago, Illinois...
Thank you to all of our excellent candidates for standing in the 2019 Manuscript Repositories Section election. Please take some time to review their candidate statements and get to know them so you can make an informed choice. You will be voting for: One Vice Chair/Chair-Elect (or Co-chair), for a two-year term; and Three (3) Steering Committee members (three-year terms).  Ballots will be managed by SAA staff through Survey Monkey; keep an eye on your inbox for when the ballot...
The Performing Arts Section is pleased to offer a special tour of the Harry Ransom Center with Eric Colleary, Cline Curator of Theater and Performing Arts. This tour will take place on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 1:00 PM. Our entire visit will last approximately 2 hours, and will include a tour of the gallery spaces, followed by time to look at some highlights of the performing arts collections and have a group discussion in one of the Center's classrooms. Transportation to and from the hotel...
Jul 9, 2019   Performing Arts Section
Vice Chair/Chair-Elect Justin Kovar is the Audio and Moving Image Archivist for the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin and has been at the Center since 2011.  Previous to that he was a Graduate Research Assistant for the University's Historical Music Recordings Collections and intern for the Texas Archive of the Moving Image.  Justin earned his MSIS Degree from the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin, and is an ACA certified...
Apologies for cross-posting: We are in need of a new Digital Archivist here to manage our DSpace repository, as well as support our other technology needs. Here is a piece of the job description:  Reporting to the Director of Archives & Records Management, the Digital Archivist holds primary responsibility for the implementation and maintenance of all in-house programs and databases used by the Arthur H. Aufses, Jr., MD Archives, including the DSpace digital repository and the Inmagic DB...
  We are in need of a new Digital Archivist here to manage our DSpace repository, as well as support our other technology needs. Here is a piece of the job description:  Reporting to the Director of Archives & Records Management, the Digital Archivist holds primary responsibility for the implementation and maintenance of all in-house programs and databases used by the Arthur H. Aufses, Jr., MD Archives, including the DSpace digital repository and the Inmagic DB/TextWorks image database. The...
On Saturday, August 3 11:30-12:45, RAO will host its Section Meeting and 7th Annual Marketplace of Ideas at the SAA Annual Meeting in Austin, TX. Please join us for our Business Meeting followed by the Marketplace!   Saturday, August 3rd from 11:30-12:45 Business meeting Committee Reports PSAC (Public Services Assessment Committee) TPS (Teaching With Primary Sources) E2 (Events and Exhibits) Accessibility Chair update  “Interested in contributing to RAO?” Marketplace “pitches” 2...
Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: Term 2019-2022 Justin Gardner Special Collections & Cataloging Librarian, Resource Services/Migel Collection American Printing House, Louisville, KY I have been the Special Collections Librarian for the M.C. Migel Memorial Collection at the American Printing House for the Blind since November of 2011.  The Migel Collection is believed to be the world’s largest collection of non-medical materials related to visual impairment in the world.  As the collection’s lone...
Jul 1, 2019   Lone Arrangers Section