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  SAA's Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards (TS-EAS) will host a webinar on December 13, 2021 to provide an update on work on the Records in Contexts (RiC) model. Two members of the International Council on Archives Experts Group on Archival Description (EGAD) will present a brief overview of the archival description standard RiC followed by Q&A discussion. The presentation will cover both the Conceptual Model (RiC-CM) and Ontology (RiC-O).   Time/Date This 60-minute...
Heading into the new SAA year after the Annual Meeting in August, the Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards (TS-EAS) has finalised two minor revisions of EAD3 (Tag Library) and EAD 2002 (Schema), which the Standards Committee approved before the summer break. With this, TS-EAS also would like to kick off the major revision of EAD, asking for the community’s comments to get us started.    Minor revisions - EAD3 Tag Library and EAD 2002 schema As a precursor to the major revision,...
The 2021-2022 Steering Committee met for the first time in September to discuss our goals for the upcoming year, and we are looking forward to continuing with our Coffee Chats and publishing some great content in the form of blog and Twitter posts. We would also love for people in our section to get involved and share their ideas, so we invite you to participate by submitting news, announcements, and topics of interest. We also welcome guest contributors to the blog, so please feel free to...
Nov 10, 2021   Web Archiving Section
  Event: UnBOXed: LAS Community Exchange    Date/time: Nov 8 @ 12P/3E Register: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pdeqhpzkvG9EU99-HFZT5HlrN0IwUe8sm Bring your UnBOXed Lone Arranger questions to get community input! Join us on November 8 at 12pm Pacific / 3pm Eastern to get to know your LAS Steering Committee and participate in discussions with your LAS colleagues about topics such as the Regional Reps program, professional growth as a Lone Arranger, and time management. 
Nov 1, 2021   Lone Arrangers Section
The Privacy and Confidentiality Section is delighted to announce a 2021-22 webinar series, Digital Tools for Privacy and Confidentiality. To start us off, digital preservationist and software developer Tessa Walsh will present a demo of Bulk Reviewer, an application that supports the identification, review, and removal of sensitive digital files. The demo will be followed by a Q&A session; attendees are welcome to submit questions, or share tips from their own experience with the tool,...
Dear members of the Encoded Archival Standards community,   TS EAS is seeking to fill two international and two SAA based vacancies in TS EAS during the fall of 2021. We seek new members through open calls and will evaluate all applications. There might be an on-line call performed after we have gone through the applications.    TS EAS meets four times a year (committee members must attend at least two of these) and also has smaller teams working with specific tasks like the maintenance of the...
Thank you to all of our excellent candidates for standing in the 2021 Human Rights Archives 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 two 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 opens!  The following candidates are running for the section steering committee: Katherine...
The recording of the 2021 Lone Arrangers Section meeting, held virtually in July, is now available.  Watch the meeting recording.
Sep 28, 2021   Lone Arrangers Section
The Working Group is pleased to make available for reference a PDF copy of the active survey collecting public feedback related to the current "Guidelines for College and University Archives" for those who would like to review the questions before completing the survey.
The SAA Preservation Section congratulates our 2021 electees: Kimberly Hoffman, Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, and Kat Trammel, Member-at-Large. We were thrilled to have a such a great slate of qualified and enthusiastic candidates. Thank you to everyone who participated!  
Aug 29, 2021   Preservation Section
In case you missed our February Coffee Chat with the SNAP Section "Meet and Greet Preservation Professionals," the recording is now live on YouTube! Click here for the YouTube link.
Aug 29, 2021   Preservation Section
Here is the most recent issue of the Museum Archivist Newsletter, Summer 2021! Contents include:Letters from Chair Sharad Shah and Incoming Chair Katrina O'BrienKatrina O'Brien - Dissolving a Museum and a CollectionJulie Rockwell - Reflections on Graduate Study Research: Born-Digital Collections Access and User Studies in Libraries, Archives and MuseumsInternship Profile - Cassandra Linder at the Ingalls Library & Museum Archives, Cleveland Museum of ArtAnna Rimel - Joseph Cornell Study...
Aug 26, 2021   Museum Archives Section
Open Positions Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect – 3-year term, September 2021 – August 2024Steering Committee Member (2 seats) – 3-year term, September 2021 – August 2024 Candidates Vice Chair/Chair Elect Lourdes Johnson Steering Committee Member (2 seats) Wendy Guerra Catie Heitz Heather Jager Kendra Meyer Kathryn Slover Statements to Voters and Biographies Vice Chair/Chair Elect Lourdes Johnson Greetings! My name is Lourdes Johnson. I am submitting my application to nominate myself as Vice-Chair...
Aug 23, 2021   Electronic Records Section
Ballot choices Vice-chair/chair-elect (one vacancy): Ryan Leimkuehler University Records Manager and Assistant Professor at Kansas State University  Biography: As the records manager for KSU for the past 4 years he has focused on training, outreach, and records retention guidance for the university community. Ryan is a member of the Midwest Archives Conference, Kansas City Area Archivist, and the Society of American Archivists and serves as a steering committee member for the Records Management...
Aug 20, 2021   Records Management Section
Please find below the slides for Deborah Hakes's presentation and a link to the partial recording of the meeting.
Issues and Advocacy Section 2021 Ballot      Vice Chair/Chair-Elect (vote for one) Andrea Belair   Biographical Information and Candidate Statement:    At present, I am the Librarian for Archives and Special Collections at Union College, where I have been for three years. Prior to my current position, I was the Archivist at the Office of the President at Yale University for six years. My prior experience in the archival profession as well as outside of it has led me to develop a keen...
Aug 18, 2021   Issues and Advocacy Section
Thank you to all of our excellent candidates for standing in the 2021 Encoded Archival Standards (EAS) Section election. The EAS Section has three open positions for the 2021 election and three candidates running unopposed. Please take some time to review each candidate statement below. You will be voting for: One Junior Co-chair, for a two-year term, serving in year one as Junior Co-chair and in year two as Senior Co-chair; and Two Steering Committee members, for two-year terms. SAA staff...
If you missed the event, or you attended and did not have a chance to look at and contribute to the shared document created by the TS-GRD, please do so! The document will be open until September 30, 2021.
Congratulations and welcome to our newly-elected Steering Committee Members!Vice Chair - Micaela TerronezNewsletter Editor - Katy SternbergerRegional Representatives Lead - Julie Yamashita.
Aug 6, 2021   Lone Arrangers Section
The results of the 2021 MARS election are in! Please join me in congratulating our new steering committee members Cara McCormick (Archives Manager at the Rand Corporation and MARS Vice Chair/Chair-Elect) and Matthew Peek (Military Collection Archivist at the State Archives of North Carolina and MARS Communication Liaison). Together with Andrew Hinton (Head of Collection Development at the Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive, Texas Tech University and MARS Chair) and Amy Mondt (Associate Director of the...
Aug 5, 2021   Military Archives Section
STHC Section Jr. Co-Chair Jennifer Langford Archivist/Special Collections Librarian University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center Memphis, TN STHC Section Steering Committee Member 2019; Web Liason DiAnna Hemsath McGoogan Library, University of Nebraska Medical Center Archivist
Junior Co-chair:  Gabrielle Barr Archivist Office of NIH History and Stetten Museum National Institute of Health Member-at-Large:  Brandon T. Pieczko Digital and Special Collections Librarian Ruth Lilly Medical Library Indiana University School of Medicine 
Junior Co-Chair: Brandon Pieczko Steering Committee Members at Large:Nicole TopichEdith EscobedoTali HanJulia Pope Early Career Member: Anna Marie Lucas
This will be my last newsletter as Web Liasion/Newsletter Editor. I am happy to answer questions about the position and give lots of info to whomever is chosen to replace me. I can be contacted via hilary.h.barlow@gmail.com I am very grateful to current and previous chairs and steering committee members for making this an excellent section to be a part of! As I've mentioned before, I am stepping down for no other reason than it feels like time (I've been doing this for more than 4 years) and I...
Read the latest newsletter from the International Council on Archives Section on Archives and Human Rights here! The SAHR Newsletter is written and compiled by Trudy Huskamp Peterson.