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The Accessibility & Disability Section has launched a refreshed and revamped website with resources, information about the section, and the ADS blog. Find the new ADS site at saadisabilityarchivists.wordpress.com.
Thank you to all who considered standing as a candidate for standing in the special 2022-2023 Military Archives Section election for the 2022-2023 cycle. Due to a rules matter for section officials, the Military Archives Section is holding a special election for the 2022-2023 cycle for one candidate for the position of Secretary. This position will serve for two years from 2022-2024. We previously had former MARS secretary Amy Mondt filling in as Secretary until we resolved a matter...
Dec 1, 2022   Military Archives Section
Thank you to all who considered standing as a candidate for standing in the special 2022-2023 Military Archives Section election for the 2022-2023 cycle. Due to a rules matter for section officials, the Military Archives Section is holding a special election for the 2022-2023 cycle for one candidate for the position of Secretary. This position will serve for two years from 2022-2024. We previously had former MARS secretary Amy Mondt filling in as Secretary until we resolved a matter...
Nov 29, 2022   Military Archives Section
In this new guest blog post, you can read about the purpose, tools, and goals of the Portuguese web archive Arquivo.pt! https://webarchivingrt.wordpress.com/2022/11/18/archiving-the-web-as-public-service/
Nov 18, 2022   Web Archiving Section
A reminder that the Society of American Archivists' (SAA) Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards (TS-EAS), in collaboration with the Encoded Archival Standards Section Steering Committee, will be hosting a webinar in November 2022 to introduce the new version of the EAC-CPF standard.   Encoded Archival Context - Corporate bodies, Persons, and Families (EAC-CPF) is an international standard maintained by SAA for encoding contextual information about persons, corporate bodies, and...
We need your help to make SAA’s Lone Arrangers Section the best it can be for its members. LAS leadership is working to better know its members, the landscape of our profession as solo archivists, and what you want out of this section. After electing the members of the steering committee to specific roles, we have been working to revitalize the SOLO newsletter, web resources,  the regional representatives program, and the events program. But we need your input. Broken down into six sections (...
Oct 26, 2022   Lone Arrangers Section
The Museum Archives Section is hosting a series of pop-up presentations starting this fall 2022. Please join us on one or both dates to learn more about what colleagues are working on in museum archive settings. RSVP for each individual event using the links below. Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 1pm-2pm CTStarted From The Middle, Now We're Here: Making A Game Plan For Metadata Justice At The Dickinson Research Center Lulu Zilinskas, Kera Newby, Samantha SchaferNational Cowboy & Western...
Oct 18, 2022   Museum Archives Section
Happy Archives Month! We miss you! Join us for updates from your Lone Arrangers Section committee and an informal conversation between members. Bring your questions and let's discuss! UnBOXed: LAS Community Exchange Thursday, October 27 2pm Eastern / 1pm Central / 11am Pacific RSVP for meeting! https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtf-GurTwiHNKWl5K0TJoDJuCm-mrA1ewY This is a free event open to all. RSVP required for Zoom security.
Oct 18, 2022   Lone Arrangers Section
Dear members of the Encoded Archival Standards community: TS EAS is seeking to fill three international and four SAA based vacancies in TS EAS during the fall of 2022. 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...
The Society of American Archivists' (SAA) Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards (TS-EAS), in collaboration with the Encoded Archival Standards Section Steering Committee, will be hosting a webinar in November 2022 to introduce the new version of the EAC-CPF standard. Encoded Archival Context - Corporate bodies, Persons, and Families (EAC-CPF) is an international standard maintained by SAA for encoding contextual information about persons, corporate bodies, and families related to...
The annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists’ Archival History Section continued the trend from the last two years, being held virtually on August 8, 2022. In addition to our business meeting and reports of work during 2021-2022, the meeting featured two speakers from the Boston area, thus acknowledging that the overall annual meeting would soon take place in this city. These speakers were by Petrina Jackson, Lia Gelin Poorvu Executive Director of the Schlesinger Library, Harvard...
Sep 22, 2022   Archival History Section
Get to know your VMS Steering Committee members! We will share a little about ourselves and give you updates on ongoing projects, with time for questions and discussion. Tuesday, October 4 at 12pm central. This is a free event open to all. RSVP required for Zoom security. Register here. 
Sep 22, 2022   Visual Materials Section
The Web Archiving Section's ballot is now open until Sept. 23. Please vote for this year's nominees! Ballot Page: https://mysaa.archivists.org/myballots
Sep 20, 2022   Web Archiving Section
Thank you to all who considered standing as a candidate for standing in the 2022 Military Archives Section election for the 2022-2023 cycle. We are providing the candidate's statement through our SAA MARS microsite page here, for you to review prior to any voting. Please take some time to review the candidate(s) statements and get to know them so you can make an informed choice. You will be voting for:     One Vice Chair/Chair-Elect for a two-year term The new chair of the MARS Section is...
Sep 19, 2022   Military Archives Section
The Fall 2022 issue of SOLO, the newsletter of the Lone Arrangers Section of the Society of American Archivists, is now available. This issue includes highlights and updates from LAS members as well as four articles on digitizing a large audiovisual collection, rethinking digitization standards, preserving World War II–era correspondence, and organizing records for a columbarium. Read all past issues of SOLO on our Newsletter page. Have an experience or idea you would like to share with your...
Sep 1, 2022   Lone Arrangers Section
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us at the SAA 2022 Annual Meeting for the conversation lounge. Here are the slides -- which include links to the google form for your feedback on the beta version of the Research and Innovation Roadmap.
The SAA Committee on Ethics and Professional Conduct (CEPC) seeks case studies engaging with the principles set forth in the current SAA Core Values and Code of Ethics, which was recently revised by the CEPC and approved by the SAA Council in August 2020. The goal is to develop a series of writings that address archival ethics in actionable, approachable language so that the resulting case studies can be used both as pedagogical tools and as practical resources in the workplace. Suggested...
Nominees for Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect Corinne Chatnik I recently began my position as Digital Collections and Preservation Librarian at Union College in Schenectady, NY and was previously a professional archivist specializing in digital archiving for five years at the New York State Archives. I have always pushed to embrace the age of technology and the new formats that will shape the archival record going forward. Websites are so integral to documenting daily life, technological advancements and...
Aug 12, 2022   Web Archiving Section
      Here’s our slate of candidates and their information:  Vice Chair / Chair Elect:  (Select One) William Coates       I work as a freelance archivist in Los Angeles and around the country, specializing in the collections of writers, artists, musicians, and filmmakers. I am completing 2 years service as an at-large member of the Independent Archivists Section steering committee.             Candidate Statement: Throughout my term in the Chair positions, I would like to make the...
Congratulations and welcome to our newly-elected Steering Committee Members! Vice Chair/ Chair Elect: Julie Yamashita Events Coordinator: Rebecca Leung Regional Rep: Hilary Swett Web Liaison: Shaun Kirkpatrick
Aug 9, 2022   Lone Arrangers Section
Thanks to everyone who attended the joint annual meeting of the Encoded Archival Standards (EAS) Section and the Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards (TS-EAS) on August 3, 2022. A recording of the meeting is available at the Society of American Archivists' events site: https://www.pathlms.com/saa/events/2923/event_sections/12433/video_presentations/240039 This year's meeting featured a moderated panel and discussion on encoded archival standards in the context of aggregators of...
Melissa Lawton Archivist for Collections Management, Special Collections & Archives, Cline Library, Northern Arizona University   Bio:  I am currently the Archivist for Collections Management at Northern Arizona University, where I oversee and coordinate donor relations, acquisitions, appraisal, deaccessions, loans, rights management, environmental controls, and space management. Prior to joining the NAU Special Collections and Archives team in March 2022, I was the Archivist, Librarian,...
Check out the C&UA annual meeting agenda and register for the meeting! We'll see you on Friday, August 12 at 1pm CDT.
Attached are the Section Elections results
The Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards is pleased to release Encoded Archival Context – Corporate bodies, Persons, Families (EAC-CPF) 2.0.   The process for a major revision for EAC-CPF started in 2017, following the 2015 merger of the Technical Subcommittees on EAD and EAC-CPF and the Schema Development Team into the Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards (TS-EAS) and was finalized in early 2022.    The main updates to the standard are  changes to...