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Candidate for Vice Chair/Chair/Immediate Past Chair (1 position):  Jennifer Mitchell Biography:  Jennifer Mitchell is Head of Manuscripts Processing at the Louisiana State University’s Hill Memorial Library. Jennifer supervises the processing of manuscripts collections and for the last year has been working on a project to improve the documentation and description of hidden collections in advance of the implementation of ArchivesSpace. Prior to coming to LSU, Jennifer worked as an Archives...
Jun 12, 2014   Description Section
The Visual Materials Cataloging and Access Roundtable will be holding elections electionically and outide of the annual meeting at SAA.  Nomiees are currents members of SAA and VMCAR and must be present at the annual meeting in August.  Cathy Martyniak will take over the chair from Wendy Pflug at the annual meeting in August 2014.   Vice-Chair/ Chair-Elect Candidate: Shannon Erb, Moving Image Digitization Specialist at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (Nashville, TN) About Shannon: I...
  Rachel Appel Biography I am the Digital Collections Librarian at Bryn Mawr College in the Special Collections department within the libraries. Prior to this position, I worked for two years as the Digital Asset Manager at UT Austin where I also received my master's in information studies with a specialization in digital archives and preservation. I received my BA from Smith College in film studies with a minor in history. I have been an SAA member since 2010. As the Digital Collections...
Jun 12, 2014   Women's Collections Section
The SAA Metadata and Digital Objects Roundtable (MDOR) is now accepting applications for its annual Roundtable Internship. The internship begins August 2014 and runs through July 2015. The intern will assist the co-chairs and steering committee of this large and dynamic group in a variety of tasks and initiatives to promote discussion, education and collaboration in MDOR's work to foster access, management, and preservation of archival digitization and digital objects. The estimated...
We have one candidate for EAD Roundtable Co-Chair this year and three candidates for one Steering Committee Member position. Please read the following candidate statements and don't forget to cast your votes once the electronic ballots go out!   Co-Chair candidate: Ruth Kitchin Tillman Metadata Librarian, NASA Goddard Library (Cadence Group) Education and Experience:  Ruth Kitchin Tillman earned her MLS with a focus in archives from the University of Maryland in December...
This year we are electing a junior Co-Chair and two steering committee members,  Click Here to learn more about each nominee. 
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Jun 3, 2014   Women Archivists Section
Agenda: 1. Subcommittee reports 2. Final version of 3-year plan 3. Archival Outlook article draft 4. Discussion of RAAC activities at SAA in August 5. How to handle new membership year and required subcommittee participation
The Human Rights Archives Roundtable is seeking nominations for the positions of Co-Chair and Web Liaison, both 2 year terms. Help us plan for the coming year, engage members, manage our web presence, and organize our participation in the annual meeting. If you are interested, please submit a brief bio and candidate statement to Theresa Polk at tepolk@gmail.com by Friday, May 30. For more information about the Human Rights Archives Roundtable, visit our Wordpress blog or our Twitter account, @...
The Research Libraries Roundtable is requesting nominations for Vice Chair/Chair Elect! The Vice Chair/Chair Elect serves a two-year term, serving in year one as Vice Chair and in year two as Chair. The mission of the RLRT is to promote discussion and collaboration on initiatives and research projects that affect archivists working in a research library context. Here’s the information we need for each nomination: candidate name brief bio statement of interest photo (optional...
May 28, 2014   Research Libraries Section
The Archival History Roundtable invites nominations for individuals to help lead the Roundtable's activities for 2014-2015. We are seeking candidates for the following positions: Vice Chair Steering Committee member (three positions available) The Vice Chair/Chair elect serves a one year term as Vice Chair (2014-2015) and then will serve as Chair for 2015-2016. Steering Committee members serve a one year term. Candidates must be members of SAA and the Archival History Roundtable. This is a...
May 27, 2014   Archival History Section
Want to make a difference?  Want some great networking opportunities while you're at it?  This is the second call for nominations!  The deadline is May 30th, less than a week away. We have  a 3-year opening and one single year opening on the MDOR steering committee, and a 2-year opening for the Co-Chair position (with a possible 3rd year on the steering committee).  Who's interested?  Feel free to nominate yourself.  If you nominate someone else, please be sure they are amenable to serving.  ...
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May 21, 2014   Women Archivists Section
Serving on the Government Records Steering Committee is a great way to learn more about how SAA works, network with other government archivists, and contribute to your profession. The GRS Nominating and Elections Committee encourages you to nominate yourself or another Section member. We have four openings this year and terms run from August 2014 to August 2016.  Steering Committee members must remain SAA members in good standing for the duration of their terms.   Steering Committee...
May 12, 2014   Government Records Section
In honor of Preservation Week this week, the Section's Poster is now available. Please download and share!
Apr 28, 2014   Preservation Section
  How to deny scholars access to historical archives in the digital age China's Foreign Ministry curtails access to declassified historic archives China restricts academic access to historical archives    
Apr 17, 2014   Issues and Advocacy Section
RAAC Steering Committee meeting minutes from the April 8, 2014 meeting are available online at: Meeting Minutes    
Agenda:   1. Updates on obtaining volunteers/ which subcommittees still need volunteers? (5 minutes)   2. Subcommittee reports required one week prior to call for all future conference calls (5 minutes)   3. Updates from Subcommittees re: contacting SAA component groups (10 minutes)   4. Updates from chairs re: Archival Outlook, SAA Conference RAAC meeting, Steering Committee meeting at SAA (5 minutes)   5. Discussion of what to do with survey data (5 minutes)    6. Discussion of 3-year...
The Technical Subcommittee for Encoded Archival Description (TS-EAD) and the Schema Development Team welcome comments on the gamma release of the EAD3 schema.  This will be the final draft release prior to the official release of EAD3 this spring. The gamma release includes a significantly revised and improved Relax NG schema. A W3C schema version is also available for testing. New to this release is a separate schema that does not include the <relations> element, available as both Relax...
The Regional Archival Associations Consortium (RAAC) Subcommittees are looking for volunteers for their first projects!       To volunteer, please contact the Subcommittee Chair listed after each Subcommittee description.       For any other questions regarding the RAAC, please contact the RAAC Co-Chairs Rachel Chatalbash (rachel.chatalbash@yale.edu) and Amanda Focke (afocke@rice.edu).    Advocacy Subcommittee (Tessa Beers, New England Archivists, chair)   Description: The role of the...
The Winter 2014 issue of Descriptive Notes, the newsletter of the Description Section, is now available online.
Jan 22, 2014   Description Section
  Find the Local Government Archive Contest – Win $150 in prizes Send in the names of any institution that holds the archival record of local government that is not already on the list (attached).   For each institution you get a point. The person with the most points wins.    The prize is $100 worth of books from the SAA book shop for the most points.   There is also a $50 worth of books prize for the most interesting additions, to be voted on by SAA members from a short list. The gift...
Jan 15, 2014   Government Records Section
View the map Create partnerships to bring educational opportunities to your area. Start a local mentoring program. Participate in a consortium for enhanced purchasing power. Establish a local or regional speaker’s bureau. Develop local or regional mini-conferences. Find travel and carpooling companions, as well as roommates, for conferences, workshops and other events. Share venues and presenters for public programming. Cooperate on collecting a particular historical topic, especially one that...