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As part of the major revision of the Encoded Archival Description (EAD), the Society of American Archivists' (SAA) Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards (TS-EAS), in collaboration with the Encoded Archival Standards (EAS) Section Steering Committee, will be hosting a webinar in March to introduce the main aspects of the revision and the process to getting to a new version. We invite everyone who works with archival description in whichever format and context to join us and to be...
This project gathers data about the current state of institutional web-available histories of Special Collections and University Archives. As a result of this data collection, the Archival History Section will be able to promote the writing of online archival histories of research and academic institutions, including archives and special collections in college and university libraries. Please visit Achival History News for more information.
Feb 10, 2022   Archival History Section
Read the most recent issue of the Museum Archivist Newsletter--Winter 2021! Contents include: A message from our MAS Chair member Katrina O'Brien A report from the MAS Standards and Best Practices Committee submitted by co-chairs Rachel Chatalbash and Megan Schwenke Meet your fellow archivist – Anastasia Karel and Rachel Hancock from the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields A new digital archive dedicated to the Kress Collection at the National Gallery of Art submitted by Shannon Morelli...
Feb 10, 2022   Museum Archives Section
Did you write a preservation-themed article or book that you are proud of or know someone who did? Nominate yourself or someone else for an awesome Preservation Publication Award. The deadline for submission is February 28, 2022.
Feb 2, 2022   Preservation Section
Did you write a preservation-themed article or book that you are proud of or know someone who did? Nominate yourself or someone else for an awesome Preservation Publication Award. The deadline for submission is February 28, 2022.
Feb 2, 2022   Preservation Section
The EAC-CPF Tag Library of the current Schema version EAC-CPF 2010 revised 2018 is now available in Chinese language as a Website and as a PDF document, along with English, Spanish and French. TS-EAS sends its thanks to the Special Collections Librarian/Archivist Yanlin Li, Librarian Xinxin Hou, Librarian Qing Miao and Librarian Wei Xue at Fudan University Library, for this translation. EAC-CPF 2010 revised 2018 is currently undergoing the revision to the next version. A draft for the new...
The Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards (TS-EAS) wishes you all a happy new year and hopes you have had a good start into 2022!    Tapping into the spirit of new starts, we would like to pick up on the call for comments to improve the Encoded Archival Description (EAD) that we initiated at the end of last year. TS-EAS wants to hear from you in more detail what you are missing in the current version of EAD and what you would like to see in a future version of the standard. We...
Thank you to our excellent candidates for standing in the 2021-2022 Audio and Moving Image Section election. Please take some time to get to know the candidates so you can make an informed choice. You will be voting for: One Chair for a one-year term and one Vice Chair/Chair-Elect (or Co-chair), for a two-year term. Ballots will be managed by SAA staff through Survey Monkey; keep an eye on your inbox for when the ballot opens!  Chair: Patrick Midtlyng Patrick Midtlyng is the Head of Archival...
  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...