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The Human Rights Archives Roundtable has been approached by three panels who are seeking endorsemsents. Since the Roundtable can endorse up to two panels, I would like Roundtable members to vote on the two panels that resonate the most with the membership's interests. Below are the panel names and abstracts with the full proposals attached. After reading the proposals, please click on the Survey Monkey link to vote on which panels you believe should receive the Roundtable's endorsement....
VOTE HERE: http://www2.archivists.org/groups/electionsNote: You must be an SAA member to vote.   TESSA FALLONWeb Curator, Columbia University I am a web collection curator at Columbia University Libraries and I am currently focused on building our Human Rights Web Archive.  In addition to my work at Columbia, I am currently the co-director of the International Council on Archives Human Rights Working Group archives directory project. I earned a MLIS  and a certificate in Archives and Records...
September 22, 2011 To fill the vacant Vice Chair/Chair Elect position, the Steering Committee appointed Jen Eidson.  With this shift in section leadership, the Newsletter Editor/Web Liaison position was then vacant and also needed to be filled.  The Steering Committee appointed Margaret Fraser to fulfill these section duties. These Steering Committee appointments were implemented in accordance with the Section Bylaws. Please contact Section Leadership if you have any questions or concerns...
Sep 30, 2011   Oral History Section
September 14, 2011 Unfortunately, this week Howard Levin, Oral History Section Chair, stepped down from his position as Chair.  The Steering Committee asked Vice Chair/Chair Elect Doug Boyd if he would be willing to step into the Chair position one year earlier than normal.   Doug Boyd agreed to do this and will serve as Section Chair for the 2011-2012 term. The Vice Chair/Chair Elect position is now vacant.  In accordance with the Section Bylaws, the Steering Committee will appoint a new...
Sep 15, 2011   Oral History Section
Proposal (see attachment below) In February 2009, the Acquisition and Appraisal Section Steering Committee presented a proposal to develop guidelines for reappraisal and deaccessioning to the Standards Committee. With the support of the Standards Committee and Council, the section leadership has begun moving forward with the effort. Since these guidelines will have broad professional application, interested professionals from across SAA, not just those who are members of the...
There are two ways to submit comments on the Guidelines for Reappraisal and Deaccessionng.   1. Review the attached PDF here and submit feedback to luglean@uwyo.edu. 2. Go to http://rddrt.forens.es/ and post your comments directly online.  Please note that comments posted here will be seen by anyone who visits the page.   Comments must be received by October 16, 2011.  The RD-DRT will discuss all comments after this date.
The following individuals were (re)elected to serve in AT/Archon Steering committee leadership roles.   Chair:    Cassie Schmitt Co-Chair:  Genie Guerard Web Liaison: Kat Stefko Member: Nancy Enneking Member: Kyle Rimkus Member: Rachel Wise Ex-officio: Scott Schwartz Ex-officio: Brad Westbrook   The AT/Archon RT steering committee recently announced the ballot of candidates for the upcoming election. The ballot is below, along with supplemental material submitted by the candidates.   CANDIDATES...
This year's business meeting will feature remarks from the David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, and a panel discussion that explores holdings protection -- balancing access to holdings with safeguarding them -- with an emphasis on strategies that are scaleable for custodial institutions of all sizes.  We are pleased to present a panel of security experts and archivists who will discuss best practices, training, and the development of holdings protection programs. Scheduled...
Aug 12, 2011   Preservation Section
The Technical Subcommittee for Encoded Archival Description (TS-EAD) issued a call for comments on the revision of EAD 2002 in October 2010.  The comment period ended on February 28, 2011.   One hundred and twenty-seven comments were received.  The submissions received during the comment period have been compiled into a spreadsheet and made available through the SAA standards portal EAD Revision page.  
The Steering Committee of the SAA Preservation Section invites all members to consider, confer and collaborate—and propose preservation-focused sessions for the SAA 2012 Annual Meeting, August 5-12, in San Diego, California. The 2012 theme “Beyond Borders” enables us to envision new opportunities beyond our institutions and specializations, to expand our perceptions of history, culture, memory, and recordkeeping to arrive at a more inclusive and holistic view of the great work of archives.  See...
Jul 27, 2011   Preservation Section
Roundtable Meetings II Aug 24, 2011 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM Archivists’ Toolkit ™ / Archon ™ To promote and facilitate support for users of archives management tools, ArchivesSpace developers and staff present an update of the AT/Archon integration. We will also learn how some repositories are using AT or Archon for managing digital objects and providing reference services. Please join us! BUSINESS3:15-3:30 Recap of AT/Archon RT 2010-11 activities, governance Tom Hyry: SAA Council and Liaison...