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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...
  Our Annual Meeting is Tuesday August 9 1-2:30pm EST!  Join the Native American Archives Section (NAAS) for a recap of projects we've accomplished this year and a discussion on archival repatriation to guide the SAA’s new Archival Repatriation Committee. Our discussion will feature a roundtable with guest panelists Terry Baxter, Dominique Luster, Lylliam Posadas, & Trevor Reed!   Event is free, but you’ll need to register here.   Call for Repatriation Committee volunteers, open through...
Dear All, Remember please to register for our Annual Meeting, coming up soon.     https://connect.archivists.org/events/event-description?CalendarEventKey=2efc376c-3120-4d7b-b8e0-150715cb6ad7&Home=%2fhigherlogic%2focapi%2fadmin%2fevents%2fManageCalendarEvents%2fGetEventsForCalendar   That is for Mon, Aug. 8, 2022, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (CT) via Zoom.   We will be privileged to have two great speakers,     Petrina Jackson, Lia Gelin Poorvu Executive Director of the Schlesinger Library,...
Aug 2, 2022   Archival History Section
The Summer 2022 issue includes: Letters from the MAS outgoing and incoming Chairs Final letter from the Standards and Best Practices Committee A report on updating Emerging and Underrepresented Artists Name Authority Records in the Library of Congress from the Clark Art Institute Announcement highlighting the reprocessing of the Curt Valentin Papers at the Museum of Modern Art A report on processing scrapbooks at the Detroit Institute of Art A feature on Exhibiting War: What's in a Name? from...
Aug 1, 2022   Museum Archives Section
  View the Recording The Collection Management section meeting included a brief business meeting to review the work of the section this year as well as an update from the Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards. Following this we heard from three speakers from various institution types (university, business and museum) on their collections moves and lessons learned. Please see the abstracts below to learn more about these presentations.   Lynsey Allie, Allie Archival Consulting...
Congratulation to our new DRS leaders! Katie Twomey, Junior Co-Chair Kristin Bjork, Steering Committee Jade Snelling, Steering Committee We are also excited to announce that the Digital Design Records Task Force has transitioned to the Digital Design Records Committee. 
Aug 1, 2022   Design Records Section
Please join us for our annual section business meeting along with four guest speakers focused on cooperative projects (outlined below). This free event is open to all. Registration required for Zoom security. Presentations “The Power of Partnerships” Julie Varee, Community Outreach Archivist, Anchorage Museum, Alaska This presentation will highlight the discovery of how one museum’s archives benefited from an exhibition and related public programs. "An Artist Archive Supports an International...
Jul 27, 2022   Museum Archives Section
Please join us Tuesday, August 9 from 2-3:30pm Eastern / 1-2:30pm Central / 11am-12:30pm Pacific for the Lone Arrangers Annual Meeting! We will begin with a business meeting and introduction of the Steering Committee. Learn more about what the Lone Arrangers Section has to offer, from the Regional Representatives program, to the SOLO newsletter, and our Events program. The business meeting will be followed by a year-in-review roundtable participatory discussion led by our Steering Committee....
Jul 27, 2022   Lone Arrangers Section
The Electronic Records and Oral History sections invite you to attend their joint section meeting on August 2, 2022 at 12 pm Eastern/9 am Pacific. In hosting a joint session, our goal is to encourage dialogue between our members and to reflect on our shared interests and challenges, particularly in the ways that our work has been impacted by a remote working environment and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Our meeting will begin with 15 minutes of section business in breakout rooms before coming...
Jul 26, 2022   Oral History Section
The SAA Committee on Research, Data, and Assessment (CORDA) will be hosting our annual business meeting on Thursday, July 28th from 4:00-5:30 pm EST/3:00-4:30 pm CST/2:00-3:30 pm MST/1:00-2:30 PST.   VIDEO RECORDING HERE  https://www.pathlms.com/saa/events/2923/event_sections/12433/video_presentations/239422 CORDA is finishing an action-packed year and the year ahead looks to be equally ambitious.  Many of its early objectives are coming into fruition, and committee members are eager to...
Do you have a visual material-related resource that you’d like to share with members? If so, please fill out this form to add your recommendation to our list of resources!
Jul 20, 2022   Visual Materials Section
2022 Election: Candidate Statements   Thank you to all of our excellent candidates for standing in the 2022 Performing Arts 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 Co-chair, for a two-year term; and Two Steering Committee members (one for a one-year term, through 2023, and the other for a two-year term, through 2024)  The ballot is now open through August 12, 2022, and...
Jul 19, 2022   Performing Arts Section
You will be voting for a Vice Chair/Chair-Elect and At-Large Members. Please take the time to review the candidate statements and standing rules revisions here: 2022 GRS Election: Candidate Statements and Standing Rules Revision. Write-ins are welcome! Candidate Statements and Standing Rules Revisions: https://www2.archivists.org/groups/government-records-section/2022-grs-election-candidate-statements-and-standing-rules-revision Ballot Page: https://mysaa.archivists.org/myballots (SAA login...
Jul 18, 2022   Government Records 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. Please take some time to review the candidate 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 Cara McCormick, who was elected as the Vice Chair/Chair-Elect in 2021. The communication liaison for the coming year will continue...
Jul 18, 2022   Military Archives Section
The Archival History Section invites you to mark your calendars for our annual meeting.     The meeting will be held on Monday, Aug 8, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (CT) via Zoom. Please note that you must register to attend. That said, note that you do not need to be an SAA member, a Section member (here of the Archival History Section), or be registered for the conference. But, you must register for the online AHS meeting for Zoom security reasons. We look forward to seeing you.   At the...
Jul 18, 2022   Archival History Section
There is no cost to attend the Collection Management section meeting, but all interested participants are asked to register to assist with meeting logistics and keep the Zoom conference information secure.  Please register using the link below. The Collection Management section meeting will include a brief business meeting to review the work of the section this year as well as an update from the Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards. Following this we will hear from three...
Thank you to all of our excellent candidates for standing in the 2022 STHC 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 Junior Co-Chair (two-year term) Three At-Large Steering Committee Members (three-year terms) Ballots will be managed by SAA staff; keep an eye on your inbox for when the ballot opens! Junior Co-Chair Candidate Chiyong (Tali ) HanTechnical Services...