Archival Outlook Survey Feedback + May/June 2021 Issue

Thank you to those who filled out SAA's four-question survey in mid-April on how and why you read Archival Outlook. Of the 391 respondents, 52.19% prefer the print edition with another 26.22% indicating they prefer both print and digital editions. Further, 84.50% would be on board if Archival Outlook transitioned from a bimonthly magazine to a quarterly magazine, so long as there is the same amount of high-quality content. Among the reasons respondents cited for reading Archival Outlook, the top three were learning from articles on archival projects relevant to work (87.79%), learning about archival colleagues’ experiences in their workplaces (79.74%), and staying up-to-date on SAA news in general (71.17%). Your responses and thoughtful comments will inform Archival Outlook's content, frequency, and format as we plan for fiscal year 2022, which begins July 1. 

In the meantime, the May/June 2021 Archival Outlook is now available! It is the final issue of fiscal year 2021 and is digital-only. Tressa Graves shares tips from doing a comprehensive assessment of audiovisual materials at Ohio State University Libraries; Matthew Golebiewski navigates donor relations and issues of access to historic photographs of the Adirondacks (like the one featured on this issue's cover!), and Andrew Bullen delves into the archives of a Chicago neighborhood to help commemorate the community’s military casualties. In addition, get acquainted with SAA’s newly elected vice president/president-elect, treasurer, Council members, and 2022 Nominating Committee, and hear from Nancy Beaumont in her final column as SAA's executive director. Read on for more!

Pro tip: When reading the digital edition of Archival Outlook, click on the title of an article in a double-page spread to read an html version of the article in a pop-up window.

Table of Contents | Archival Outlook | May/June 2021
This issue is sponsored by Atlas SystemsScene Savers, and Lucidea.