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Arel Lucas BIO: Arel Lucas is the Metadata & Digital Collections Specialist for the San Diego State University Library in their Information and Digital Technologies Department.  Prior to her 5-1/2 years at SDSU, Arel worked for United Airlines as their administrator for the digital asset management system containing their engineering drawings, and before that for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as Special Collections librarian and manager of their Aviation Safety and Security Archives...
SAA I&A Steering Committee Meeting, 2018-12-05 11:00am-12:00pm PST Call-in Number: (641) 715-0700 Access Code: 767350 Present: Courtney, Steve, Rachel, Summer Not Present: Sara, Kristin, Samantha Notetaker: Rachel Agenda Introductions Ruth - next time Kristin- next time Check-in on ongoing projects: Outreach Social Media (Facebook, Twitter): Samantha Things are going swimmingly Blog master: Summer Needs to post: Rachel’s Steering Share Sara’s Steering Share Survey...
Hi ERS, long time listener, first time caller! I am re-working some sections of our Collections Management Policy and considering ways to address born-digital records in this traditional document. Has anyone done this?
Something important to you missing from this newsletter? Send a submission my way and let me know what you would like to see.Please submit newsletter items about archives and human rights (writ broadly) to hilary.h.barlow@gmail.com. These can be recent publications, upcoming events or exhibitions, opportunities and scholarships, or something else entirely as long as it connects to archives and human rights. For the January newsletter, please send you submission by January 24, 2019.
Oberlin is currently one of eight sanctuary cities in Ohio. The city’s history is one of commitment to social justice, even when in conflict with federal law. Oberlin College is proud of the city’s history, and the college’s archives holds significant collections that document the city’s history of antislavery, abolitionism, coeducation, black education, and feminism, to name a few movements. Just after the 2016 presidential election—amid discourse about immigrants, Muslims, and people of...
The Museum will remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The focus of the celebration is community service and social and economic justice.  Activities include daylong performances, youth-centered edutainment, a healthy community pavilion and the museum experience.  In the spirit of service, the Museum will hold its annual Mid-South Food Bank Drive and Lifeblood Drive, and serve as a center for community resources and engagement. Read more here.
The following is a translation of the first few paragraphs. View the entire article in Spanish here. The Ministries of Culture and Foreign Affairs of El Salvador, in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Museum of Memory and Human Rights of Chile, recently announced the creation of a virtual space of historical memory for The Savior. The project "Social Strengthening of a Memory Space for El Salvador" was presented by the Director of the Museum of the Memory of...
The Museum of Black Civilisations opened on 6 December in Dakar to a flourish of dance, drums and acrobatics, and its curator, Senegalese Babacar Mbow, claims it "incomparable to anything in the world."  Its 14,000 square metres of floor space and capacity for 18,000 exhibits puts it in league with the National Museum of African American History in Washington. Its range of exhibits is, however, more far-reaching. The high-ceilinged exhibition halls include Africa Now, showcasing contemporary...
The National Security Archive mourns the passing of Lyudmila Mikhailovna Alexeyeva, our dear friend, colleague and inspiration for all our work documenting human rights abuses globally. She passed away on December 8 at the age of 91.The self-described “Grandmother” of Russian human rights, Lyudmila Mikhailovna was a fearless opponent of authoritarianism in her homeland, facing the constant threat of retribution from her early days as a protestor and publisher of samizdat in the Soviet 1960s to...
After the 1915 Armenian Genocide, Krikor Guerguerian, a priest and genocide survivor, traveled the world collecting evidence to document the atrocities. Taner Akçam, the Robert Aram and Marianne Kaloosdian and Stephen and Marian Mugar Professor in Armenian Genocide Studies at Clark University’s Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, recently collaborated with Turkish experts and graduate students on a digital repository that makes Guerguerian’s vast collection of incriminating...
The UNICEF Internship Programme offers qualified and eligible students at both Headquarters (HQ) and Country Offices (CO) the unique opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF's work and the United Nations system under the direct supervision of experienced UNICEF staff.To be considered for an internship with UNICEF, applicants must meet the following requirements:-Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree programme (or recent graduate);-Be proficient in English,...
The HRA Section blog is very fortunate to have not one but two excellent posts this month. Tabitha Cary wrote about archives in Maryland collaborating to make the history of slavery more accessible online. This post summarized the MARAC Fall session "Promoting Transparency in the Legacy of Slavery" and can be read here.Itza Carbajal attended the Community Informatics Research Network conference in Prato, Italy and illuminated this innovative event. Topics included empowering communities through...
  Overview In August 2018, the SAA Council issued a statement endorsing the Protocols for Native American Archival Materials as an external standard of the organization.  The Protocols establish best practices for the culturally responsive care and use of Native American archival materials, particularly materials that are housed in non-tribal institutions. This series of case studies, sponsored by the Native American Archivists Section (NAAS) of SAA, is intended to help archivists, librarians,...
The Students and New Archives Professionals (SNAP) Section is seeking nominations for the appointed ex-officio positions of New Professionals Blog Editor, Student Blog Editor, Senior Social Media Coordinator, Junior Social Media Coordinator, and Student Chapter Coordinator (see descriptions below). Ex-officio positions are open to all SNAP members. The term for each office is one year, beginning on December 1, 2018 and ending on December 1, 2019. A second year may optionally be considered after...
  This is a new position at the National Gallery of Art.  The Media Archivist is responsible for supporting the Gallery Archives program in managing physical (analog) and digital time-based media objects, consisting of a large collection of institutional, unaccessioned audio and moving image materials. The incumbent spearheads the Gallery Archives’ development and implementation of A/V media retention policies; metadata standards for A/V materials; preservation  storage of the media collection...
This is a new position at the National Gallery of Art. The Media Archivist is responsible for supporting the Gallery Archives program in managing physical (analog) and digital time-based media objects, consisting of a large collection of institutional, unaccessioned audio and moving image materials. The incumbent spearheads the Gallery Archives’ development and implementation of A/V media retention policies; metadata standards for A/V materials; preservation  storage of the media collection;...
  This is a new position at the National Gallery of Art. The Media Archivist is responsible for supporting the Gallery Archives program in managing physical (analog) and digital time-based media objects, consisting of a large collection of institutional, unaccessioned audio and moving image materials. The incumbent spearheads the Gallery Archives’ development and implementation of A/V media retention policies; metadata standards for A/V materials; preservation  storage of the media collection;...
About  Business Archives Publication Quarterly is an online quarterly publication of the Business Archives Section of the Society of American Archivists that seeks to provide a forum for a variety of relevant issues in the field of corporate and business archives and share important news, findings, and highlights with members of the Business Archives section. Submission Guidelines The Business Archives Publication Quarterly welcomes feature articles of any length exploring the theme-related...
Oct 2, 2018   Business Archives Section
RAAC joined the National Coalition for History (NCH) in 2017 and continued its membership into 2018. Below are the reports that were compiled and written by our RAAC-NCH Representative Jan Zastrow for the 2018 year. Reports will be added as they become available.  
RAAC joined the National Coalition for History (NCH) in 2017. Below are the reports that were compiled and written by our RAAC-NCH Representative Jan Zastrow for the 2017 year.
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....