CHWG Meeting Agenda 2015

Cultural Heritage Working Group Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, August 18, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
Renaissance Hotel (Doan Room)
Cleveland, Ohio


Welcome (Jennifer O'Neal, Chair)

Introductions (CHWG Members and attendees)

Report from SAA Council (Helen Wong Smith)

Review CHWG charge/purpose and strategic planning assigned

  • Established February 2010, the Cultural Heritage Working Group will take the lead in fostering discussion, clarifying issues, and   investigating a range of alternative approaches to managing, preserving, and providing access to cultural heritage, given the rights and responsibilities of cultural groups and stakeholders and archivists' interest in providing equal and open access to all.

         This group will:

  • Advise the SAA Council, officers, staff, and members concerning cultural heritage and cultural sensitivity issues;
  • Prepare draft statements for SAA to issue;
  • Develop positions for SAA concerning cultural heritage and cultural sensitivity issues;
  • Represent SAA on cultural heritage and cultural sensitivity issues at meetings and in professional discussions; and
  • Communicate and collaborate with all relevant SAA and external (ALA, AAM, etc.) groups.

Current and Ongoing Projects

  • 2014 Annual Report
  • Educational Initiative Mission: Membership Survey -- Strategic Planning

          Link to Archival Outlook article Winter 2014 "A Call to Action"

          Link to draft survey

  • Case Studies (Diversity or Ethics portal submissions)
  • Bibliography
  • Communications and Outreach
  • Collaboration with Affiliated Groups (RBMS, ATALM, etc.)
  • Policy and/or Statement Development

New Proposed Projects and Requests for Input

  • SAA 2016 Session Ideas

Individual Activity Reports and Discussion

Other Business and Announcements