2022 Electronic Records Section + Oral History Section Joint Section Meeting Call for Speakers

Greetings OHS Members!

This year, the Electronic Records Section (ERS) and Oral History Section (OHS) will host a joint section meeting in early August during SAA's 2022 hybrid conference. In hosting a joint session, our goal is to encourage dialogue between our members and to reflect on our shared interests and challenges, particularly in the ways that our work has been impacted by a remote working environment and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

All section meetings are virtual this year, and do not require registering for the conference, set to take place August 24, 2022 - August 27, 2022. 

If you are interested in participating in this session, please fill out this form with your proposal  for a 10-15 minute presentation.  We are welcoming either live presentations or pre-recorded videos, to be followed by a live moderated Q+A session and/or open discussion, as time allows.

Potential themes can include, but are not limited to:

- The impact of COVID-19 and remote work on the creation and management of born-digital content, including oral history projects
- Managing changes in the process of creating and preserving oral histories remotely 
- Strategic planning and long-term goal setting for digital objects created with oral histories
- Archival labor and management of oral history and digital archiving projects
- Underrepresented communities as focus of oral histories and born-digital collections
- Post-custodial approaches and projects for oral histories and born-digital content
- Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility as core functions of our work
- Lessons learned from projects completed during the COVID-19 pandemic

We hope to hear from you soon! 


You may fill out the response on our Google form or reach out to our section Chair, Lindsay Hiltunen, at lehalkol@mtu.edu if you have any questions. Thanks so much!