2013 Message From the Co-Chairs

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 Friday August 16th, 2012 in Grand Salon 15/18. Of course be sure to check the final on-site program for any last minute location changes. This is also our first year holding online elections, so I hope you voted early and voted often (oh, wait, were not in Chicago this year). We will be instituting bylaws for the first time as well, so be sure to peruse the draft available on the STHC website.

STHC is a forum for archivists working at institutions in the natural and social sciences, technology, and the health sciences. The roundtable provides a means for its members to share problems, projects, and products that they have in common. Each year, the roundtable’s meeting provides opportunities for members to network, share experiences and successes, and discuss ways for archivists working within scientific, technology, or health care organizations to solve common challenges.

We are also pleased that our record of success endorsing proposals continues with P10 – “Evolution of a Digitization Project,” showcasing the evolution of the American Institute of Physics’ oral history digitization program. Check out the Professional Poster Session Thursday 3:00-3:30PM.

Step away from the Po Boys and hurricanes for what is sure to be an entertaining and informative Roundtable and Annual meeting!