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The results of the Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Heritage Archives Roundtable 2015 elections are in. Welcome to our incoming Co-Chair George Apodaca and our Online Communication Liaison Lauren B. Goodley.
August 19, 20155-7 PMCleveland, OhioSAA Joint meeting between International Archival Affairs (IAA) Roundtable and Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Heritage Archives (LACCHA) Roundtable Agenda 5:00 Welcome and Introductions (Natalie Baur and Christian Kelleher) 5:10 Introduction to the Itinerant Archivist idea, model, and project (Natalie Baur, Christian Kelleher, Francine Snyder) 5:15 Presentations by Jorge Yepez and Judy Blankenship on archives and archivology in Ecuador (English...
Congratulations to our election winners: Jeremy Brett, Vice Chair/Chair-Elect Judith Wiener, Steering Committee member They will take office following the roundtable's annual meeting in Cleveland on Friday, August 21, at 4:30 pm. Many thanks to all of the candidates for their willingness to be a part of the roundtable's leadership. We look forward to seeing you in Cleveland!
The message below was sent by Sarah Quigley to the Issues & Advocacy listserv on Friday, July 24, 2015 Members, I’m pleased to share the results of our recent election. Christine George has been elected Vice-Chair.  Jeremy Brett and Alison Stankrauff have both been re-elected to the Steering Committee and they’ll be joined by new members Laurel Bowen and Tara Kelley.  They’ll be working closely with next year’s chair, Wendy Hagenmaier.  This is a great group of professionals and I’m...
Jul 27, 2015   Issues and Advocacy Section
Dear STHC Roundtable Members, Get involved and make new connections at this year’s Science, Technology, and Healthcare (STHC) Roundtable meeting at the SAA Annual Meeting at the Cleveland Convention Center. As your calendar fills up with tours of Cleveland’s many wonderful museums, libraries, and archives, be sure to leave room on Friday afternoon to attend the STHC roundtable meeting! The STHC Roundtable will meet on Friday, August 21st, from 4:30 to 6:00 (check the final on-site program...
Hello Records Management Roundtable! Are you going to be at SAA in August? Do you have a records management question or a topic you would like to share with the roundtable? For the Annual Meeting in August, the roundtable meeting (Friday 8/21, 4:30-6:00) is collecting presentation ideas for lightning talks (about 5 minutes) after the business meeting. Along those lines, are there pressing issues, exciting developments, or otherwise unaddressed topics you’d like to discuss during the meeting?...
Jul 23, 2015   Records Management Section
The Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting in Cleveland will provide an opportunity for attendees to ask questions of and learn about the work of the three joint SAA-ACRL/RBMS Joint Task Forces on Public Services Measures, Holdings Counts and Measures, and Primary Source Literacy. The lunch forum scheduled to begin at 12:15pm on Thursday, August 20th will include a brief background on the creation of the task forces and an overview of each task force before opening to attendees for...
RAAC members -- please be aware of this new threat to the NHPRC and know that we will follow up with a specific call to action once this bill hits of the House floor (might be weeks or months from now). SAA's current news alert: SAA learned this morning from the National Coalition for History that the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which oversees NARA, will take up a bill tomorrow morning to address the recent data breach at the Office of Personnel Management. Committee...
CPR members are encouraged to send comments about the draft documents to CPR leadership (rob.spindler@asu.edu) or directly to CAPP, as you prefer.  The documents will also be discussed at the CPR business meeting during the SAA Annual Conference.
RAAC Steering Committee meeting minutes from the June 29, 2015 meeting are available online at: Meeting Minutes
Jennifer MotszkoJennifer graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee with Master's degrees in History and Library and Information Science.  Since 2008, she has worked as the Manuscript Archivist for The University of North Carolina at Greensboro's Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives.  As Manuscript Archivist, Jennifer collects materials that document the historical, political, and cultural landscape of the Piedmont Triad region and support the...
Jul 14, 2015   Performing Arts Section
Message from the Chair I am very pleased to share the news with you that SAA Council has approved our request to change our name and scope. We are now officially the Collection Management Tools Roundtable (CMTRT). Thanks to all of you for your feedback and conversations around this issue. Special thanks to past chair Sasha Griffin and past Council liaison Bill Landis, to current and past Steering Committee members, and to our new Council liaison Rachel Vagts who all put their energy behind this...
The Rockefeller Archive Center is pleased to announce the community release of ATReference, an extension of the source core code of the Archivists’ Toolkit™ that supports the management of reference related activities in an archival setting, including registering patrons, recording visits and topics of research, and tracking researcher statistics and research products. Priority One of the project is now available for download, and work on Priority Two is already underway. To download the...
Meet the Candidates for the 2015 CMTRT Election
Frank Boles of SAA's Committee on Archives and Public Policy (CAPP) seeks feedback from the roundtable on a positon statement regarding how personal privacy should be defined. Please attend our annual meeting in Cleveland on August 21 to join the discussion. If you cannot attend, write directly to Amy Fitch, P&C chair, at afitch@rockarch.org to share your thoughts.
The Summer 2015 issue of Descriptive Notes is now available here.
Jul 6, 2015   Description Section
CANDIDATE FOR VICE-CHAIR/CHAIR-ELECT Bethany Anderson Biography: Bethany Anderson is a Visiting Archival Operations and Reference Specialist in the University Archives at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she manages the processing of digital content and the records of the College of Engineering and science programs. She holds a master’s degree in Archives and Records Management from the University of Texas at Austin, a master’s in Near Eastern Art and Archaeology from the...
Lisa Calahan I am the Head of Archival Processing at the University of Minnesota (2014-Present) and previously worked for the Black Metropolis Research Consortium at the University of Chicago (2009-2014). I hold an MLIS from Dominican University and a Master’s degree in Public History from Loyola University Chicago. I’ve been a member of SAA since 2009 and a Roundtable member of LAGAR, AACR, and WAR. In addition to my SAA and Roundtable membership, I served one term on the Cultural Heritage...
Here is a Preview of the Porposed MART Events in Cleveland as part of the 2015 Annual Meeting: August 18, Tuesday   A MART Sponsered Bus Tour of Military Sites in Northeast Ohio, including a tour of the Coast Guard Cutter, CGC Neah Bay, one of the few icebreakers on duty in the Great Lakes see the ship in action at  http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/02/video_breaking_ice_on_l... August 19, Wednesday, MART Meeting 5:00-7:00 pm, followed by Happy Hour More Activites are planned,...
Jun 25, 2015   Military Archives Section
The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Gallery One blends art, technology, and interpretation. It includes real works from the museum’s collection as well as interactive, technology-based activities and games. For example, Global Influences presents visitors with an artwork and asks them to guess which two countries on the map influenced the work in question; and crowd favorite Strike a Pose asks visitors to imitate the pose of a sculpture and invites them to save and share the resulting photograph.
Jun 23, 2015   Electronic Records Section
Vice-Chair/Chair Elect candidates:   Frances Harrell   Statement   I'm excited to continue serving the preservation field and my colleagues by bringing my professional skills and dedication to the Preservation Section leadership, especially as opportunities arise to collaborate with our allied professionals.   Biography   Frances Harrell is a Preservation Specialist at NEDCC, where she provides preservation assistance to small and medium-sized cultural heritage institutions through assessments...
Jun 22, 2015   Preservation Section
SOCIETY OF AMERICAN ARCHIVISITS Archival History Round Table Election of Officers 2015-2016   The election of new officers for the Archival History Roundtable will be held for the following positions: Vice Chair/Chair-Elect and Steering Committee (3 available positions). We also will vote on a propsed change to the Round Table's bylaws. Each candidate was invited to submit a brief background statement of experience and interest in the Archival History Roundtable. Candidate for Vice Chair/Chair-...
Jun 22, 2015   Archival History Section
 NAAR 2015 Elections: Candidate Biographies and Statements ***Voting is NOW open! Members will receive an email from SAA with voting instructions. Voting is open until July 14.**** Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect Colleen Cook Archives Coordinator Aqua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indian Palm Springs, California Bio: I am the Archives Coordinator for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Tribal Historic Preservation Office.  In this role I manage a Cultural Register of the tribe, a reference archive...
Dear LAGAR Membership,   The Lesbian and Gay Archives Roundtable of SAA is extending the call for nominations for our female self-identified co-chair to serve the Roundtable, 2015-2017.  As per our bylaws, the current female self-identified co-chair must step down at the close of our annual business meeting, 2015; and we hope to replace her with someone of similar fine skills! This new co-chair will work with the current male self-identified co-chair in organizing meetings, sub-committees and...