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THERESA POLK MLS Student, University of Maryland I am a second-year MLS student at the University of Maryland, specializing in Archives, Records, and Information Management. My background is in Latin American studies, with a focus on human rights and gender issues. Before enrolling at Maryland, I worked for several years in the public policy arena in Washington DC, as well as working internationally on human rights issues in Guatemala. This experience -- particularly supporting families of the...
In a “Joint Letter on the National Library and Archives of Grenada,” the Archivists and Archives of Color Roundtable and the Issues & Advocacy Roundtable of SAA applaud the newly elected Minister for Education and Human Resource Development, the Honorable Anthony Boatswain for his “efforts to reopen and restore the Sheila Buckmire Memorial Library,” which serves as the national library and national archives center. It has been closed to the people of Grenada since July 2011. To read the...
Aug 29, 2013   Issues and Advocacy Section
House Bill Would Slash NEH Funding by 49%–Contact Congress Today! Monday, July 22nd, 2013 The House of Representatives Appropriations Committee just released its FY 2014 Interior and Environment Appropriations draft bill with a 49 percent ($71 million) cut for the National Endowment for the Humanities. Click here to send a message today to urge your Representative to vote against these devastating cuts.
Aug 29, 2013   Issues and Advocacy Section
A discussion of the plan's highlights as well as a link to the plan can be found here.
Preservation Section Business Meeting and Program, Friday August 16 12:30pm - 2:30pm in the Grand Salon 7/10   The Preservation Section will host a panel on Preservation in the Cloud, an examination of what “digital preservation” means in a cloud computing environment. This panel discussion will ask hard questions about the difference between “storage” and “preservation” when it comes to the cloud and consider real-life implementation and planning that goes into working in the cloud. Speakers...
Aug 9, 2013   Preservation Section
The results of the Privacy and Confidentiality Roundtable 2013 election are as follow: Vice Chair/Chair Elect: Amy Fitch Steering Committee Member: Nancy Kaiser Referendum to determine whether the bylaws of the Roundtable are to be adopted: Approved Thanks to everyone who participated!
Meeting Date(s):  August 16, 2013 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm Program Presentations, 4:00-5:00 Jennifer HeadBlessed Virgin Mary Congregation ArchivistJennifer will discuss pioneering religious women in science and will present on several sisters who were influential in the field of science, including: Sister Mary Kenneth Keller, BVM, who is believed to be the first American woman to receive a Ph.D. in computer science and worked on the creation of BASIC, as well as formed the computer science...
Aug 9, 2013   Women Archivists Section
At the CoSA and SAA Joint Annual Meeting in New Orleans, the Preservation Section of SAA will be selling Grab 'n Go Disaster Bags *at the registration area* to benefit the National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives.  The bag will contain:       Flashlight       Disaster Wheel       Tyvek envelopes for pocket response plans       List of useful emergency numbers      List of other supplies to fill the bag The cost is $20, and the bags will only be available for sale on site.  Get them while...
Aug 9, 2013   Preservation Section
So, the Annual Meeting Task Force submitted its final report (http://www2.archivists.org/sites/all/files/0513-V-B-AMTF-Final.pdf) to Council in May.  Council has reviewed the report and President, Jackie Dooley’s report prioritizing the report’s recommendations (http://www2.archivists.org/sites/all/files/0813-1-III-A-1-AnnMtgPriorities.pdf) will be discussed by Council at the annual meeting. But wait, there’s more!  On Thursday, August 15 at noon, the Task Force is hosting a forum to learn your...
The Technical Subcommittee for Encoded Archival Description (TS-EAD) and the Schema Development Team welcome comments on the beta release of the revised EAD schema. The beta release is a completely re-written Relax NG schema. A W3C schema version is also available for testing. This version addresses most of the feedback received during the alpha comment period. A few unresolved issues remain, all of which can be reviewed on the project's GitHub repository issue tracker. The schema versions...
Make new friends, reconnect with old ones, and generally have a good time by attending the Science, Technology, and Healthcare (STHC) Roundtable this year at the Society of American Archivists Annual Conference at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. We are having a joint meeting this year with the Women Archivists Roundtable and departing from our normal sequence will start the meeting with a program celebrating the memory of Joan Warnow-Blewett. The meeting takes place from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. on...
Vice Chair/Chair Elect - Melissa Gonzales Secretary - Susan Kline Steering Committee - Steve Ammidown, Lisa Huntsha, Caitlin Wells
Congratulations to NAAR's newly elected leadership members! Vice-Char/Chair-Elect (2013-2015) Gina RappaportHead Archivist/PhotoArchivistNational Anthropological ArchivesSmithsonian Institution Bio: Gina Rappaport is the head archivist and archivist for photograph collections at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Anthropological Archives (NAA), a position she has held since 2009. In this position she is responsible for all aspects of the management of the NAA’s photograph collections,...
Many thanks to those of you who have already taken the (short) survey--your feedback is greatly appreciated!  If you haven't taken the survey, we invite you to contribute your comments and ideas. The survey is located here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tiAEL0-7dp7tPNQuJFWtgcFOsBtm-QpqGtYsMYPtI7M/viewform. Many thanks!
Jul 24, 2013   Women Archivists Section
The new WCRT co-chairs are Stephanie Bayless and Leslie Fields. Congratulations Stephanie and Leslie!  Thank you to all the candidates who ran in the recent election.    Also, the WCRT proposed by-laws passed unanimously by those members who voted in the election! 
Jul 17, 2013   Women's Collections Section
The Metadata and Digital Object Roundtable is excited to announce the appointment of our new MDOR Intern, Julie Seifert, whose term will run from August 2013-July 2014.  Julie is a graduate student in Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, concentrating in Archives and Records management and pursuing the Digital Curation certificate. Among her reasons for applying to the MDOR internship, Julie cited her interest in getting involved in SAA governance and her desire...
Society of American Archivists’ (SAA) Oral History Section Live Web Chat: Lessons Learned from Boston College and the Belfast Case    Wednesday, July 17, 2013 @ 2pm Eastern Featuring guest panelists Clifford Kuhn and Elena Danielson   Learn more          
Jul 10, 2013   Oral History Section
The Nominations Committee this year includes: Kimberly Anderson Adriana Cuervo Jaimie Quaglino   A call for nominations was sent to the section membership in May with June 1 as the response deadline.  The section’s by-laws stipulate that all nominees, including self-nominations, are entitled to run for office. The Chair Elect (write-in candidate) will serve as Section Chair in 2014-2015 and Past Chair in 2015-2016.  Two seats for the section’s steering committee will be filled for the 2013...
We are pleased to present the 2013-2014 slate of candidates for the Preservation Section leadership:   Chair/Chair-Elect  Cathy Martyniak:  Cathy was named the Audiovisual and Image Archivist at the University of Florida (UF) Special and Area Studies Collection Department in August of 2012. Previously, she was the Preservation Officer for the UF Libraries for 14 years. She chaired numerous groups in the Preservation and Reformatting Section of the American Libraries Association including the...
Jul 5, 2013   Preservation Section
The Research Libraries Roundtable is holding its 2013 election for the position of Vice Chair/Chair-Elect. The Vice Chair/Chair Elect shall be elected annually for a two-year term, serving in year one as Vice Chair and in year two as Chair.   Candidates for the 2013 Election Benjamin Goldman Digital Records ArchivistThe Pennsylvania State University Stephanie L. KaysArchivist for Collections ManagementUniversity of Oregon   Information About...
The results of the 2014 election are in. Our new Vice Chair/Chair Elect is Cynthia Ghering.  The new members of our Steering Committee are Carrie Daniels and Benn Joseph.  Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who ran for office. Bio: Cynthia Ghering is director of the Content and Collaboration Teams in central IT Services and director of the University Archives & Historical Collections at Michigan State University, a position she has held since January of 2008....