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Basics of Managing Electronic records DAS webinar – Wednesday, Dec. 18

Posted by rebruss on December 13, 2013

Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library is hosting an upcoming DAS (Digital Archives Specialist) webinar:

Basics of Managing Electronic Records — Getting You Started!

This DAS Foundational course will provide attendees the basics they need to know in order to start solving their electronic records problems.  Topics include identifying preservation formats, appraising, accessioning, and preserving electronic records, and working with records creators.

 A full course description is available at:

http://www2.archivists.org/prof-education/course-catalog/f-basics-of-managing-electronic-records-getting-you-started-das

 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Julia Ideson Building | Norma Meldrum Room
550 McKinney | Houston, TX 77002

Parking is available in the Central Library’s Parking Garage for a fee.
(Downtown Houston Parking Information)

 The course is provided to participants at no cost but preregistration is required.

 To register send your name and email address to Elizabeth Sargent at elizabeth.sargent@houstontx.gov

 

This webinar is one of five being offered through collaboration between:

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library
McGovern Historical Collections, Texas Medical Center Library
Rice University
University of Houston Libraries

 

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Outside the Lines exhibit opens tonight at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Posted by rebruss on October 31, 2013

Outside the Lines exhibit opens tonight at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston on the occasion of its 65th anniversary. The six-part exhibition, “conceived as an evolving dialogue on contemporary abstraction”, draws from the CAMH’s archive. (The CAMH archive is maintained by the MFAH Archives).

There is an opening reception this evening from 6-11 pm. The exhibition runs through March 23, 2014. For additional information, visit http://camh.org/exhibitions/outside-lines#.UnKLTRCaI6g

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Electronic Records DAS webinar at University of Houston, October 29

Posted by rebruss on October 23, 2013

University of Houston Libraries is hosting an upcoming webinar in the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) curriculum.

Electronic Records—the Next Step! (Webinar)

Date: Tuesday, October 29
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: University of Houston, M.D. Anderson Library, room 10-F (basement)

This course is focused on systems that any archives must put in place to ensure it can manage electronic records, and it will cover how to prepare for and address a still uncertain future concerning the management of electronic records. http://www2.archivists.org/prof-education/course-catalog/tst-electronic-records-the-next-step-das

This webinar is the third of five being offered through a collaboration between The University of Houston Libraries; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library; McGovern Historical Collections; and Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

The course is provided to participants at no cost but preregistration is required. For more information and to register, send your name and email address to Mary Manning at mmmanning@uh.edu

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Local archival repositories seek undergraduate volunteers

Posted by rebruss on October 15, 2013

Harris County Archives, Houston Symphony Archives, Incarnate Word Convent Archives, Museum of Fine Arts Archives, and River Oaks Baptist School are seeking undergraduate student volunteers.

See flyer for more info! UNDERGRADUATE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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RSVP for Torch Collection tour by September 27!

Posted by rebruss on September 24, 2013

Don’t forget to RSVP for the first event of Archives month!

October 2, 2013, 6.30 pm-Tour J.P. Bryan’s Vision of the West Collection, considered the world’s largest private collection of Texana. Torch Energy Advisors, Inc., 1331 Lamar Ave., Suite 1450.  Map and parking information available to all who make reservations by Sept. 27.  Contact Lee Pecht at pecht@rice.edu.

Check out some of the collection online: http://www.teai.com/page/gallery

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Go behind the scenes at the Houston Symphony!

Posted by rebruss on September 17, 2013

In recognition of the Symphony’s Centennial Season, Rice University’s Glasscock School for Continuing Studies will offer a six session class on the cornerstone of Houston’s performing arts scene. Join several musicians from the Symphony and a panel of guest speakers as they explore different topics of the Symphony’s Centennial.

Topics include: the search process for the Symphony’s incoming Music Director, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, important moments in the Symphony’s 100 year history and the upcoming presentation of Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand.

 
The course will be hosted by Symphony Archivist, Ginny Garrett, and will include access to a Jones Hall dress rehearsal, backstage tour and two pairs of concert tickets for performances in the Centennial Season.
 
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October is Archives month!

Posted by rebruss on September 16, 2013

Join AHA! at the following events to celebrate the nationwide Archives Month in October.

October 2, 2013, 6.30 pm-Tour J.P. Bryan’s Vision of the West Collection, considered the world’s largest private collection of Texana. Torch Energy Advisors, Inc., 1331 Lamar Ave., Suite 1450.  Map and parking information available to all who make reservations by Sept. 27.  Contact Lee Pecht at pecht@rice.edu.

October 8, 2013, 6.00 pm-Dinner and brief meeting at Café Express,  1422 W. Gray. Meet with fellow AHA-ers and learn about upcoming events and opportunities.

October 10, 2013, 6.30 pm-Preserving Our History in the Archives, presentation on how archival repositories operate, how to preserve historical items, and what items repositories want donated. Bellaire Historical Society, Bellaire Civic Center, 7008 South Rice Ave.  Contact Dara Flinn at dflinn@rice.edu.

October 15, 2013, 8.30 am – 3.00 pm-Parish Archives: Preserving Generations of Faith, a practical one-day workshop for those who work with historical records, but are not trained archivists.  AHA members are encouraged to attend all or part of the day to support the lectures, discussions, hands-on activities and question period.  Contact Sarah Jackson at sjxn@yahoo.com or Lisa May at lmay@archgh.org.

October 19, 2013, 10.30 am-Tour Fine Tuning: Celebrating 100 Years of the Houston Symphony, Julia Ideson Building, 550 McKinney.  Hear and see how Miss Ima Hogg and local café orchestra leader Julien Paul Blitz  developed a dream into reality for a symphony for Houston.  Contact Terry Brown or Ginny Garrett at archives@houstonsymphony.org

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Rescheduled Archives Workshop to be held Tuesday, October 15 during Archives Month!

Posted by rebruss on September 6, 2013

AHA! is hosting “Parish Archives: Preserving Generations of Faith,” on Tuesday, October 15 from 8.30-3.00 at the Church of St. John the Divine.

The workshop will be an introduction to the basic elements of archives will assist attendees in gaining control over their parish records.  Presented by St. John the Divine with support from the Archivists of the Houston Area and taught by professional archivists, the workshop will include lecture, discussion, hands-on activities, and the opportunity to ask questions of people who have experience with church records and archives.

The cost is $30 and includes all workshop materials and lunch. For more information please visit http://www.sjd.org/event/470975-2013-10-15-parish-archives-workshop/ and submit the registration form below! Contact: Sarah Canby Jackson at sjxn@yahoo.com or Lisa May at lmay@archgh.org

Parish Archives workshop

 

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Rice University to host DAS workshop August 21

Posted by rebruss on August 16, 2013

Rice University’s Fondren Library will host a foundational course in the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate Program:

Thinking Digital: A Practical Session to Help You Get Started

Explore basic concepts, models, and workflows for creating and curating digital objects and collections.

Wednesday August 21

2:00 PM -3:30 PM

Kyle Morrow Room
3rd Floor, Fondren Library
Rice University
(Campus Map)
(Parking at Rice University)

If you intend to pursue the Certificate, you’ll need to pass the examination for this course. Please follow “Procedures for DAS webinars” to access the exam information. For more information on the DAS Curriculum and Certificate visit http://www2.archivists.org/prof-education/das

To register send your name and email address to Dara Flinn at dflinn@rice.edu

Additional webinars in the series will be offered by:

Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library
McGovern Historical Collections
The Museum of Fine Arts,  Houston Archives
University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

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Rice’s LGBT oral history project to be celebrated Aug. 17

Posted by rebruss on August 12, 2013

Rice University’s Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality (CSWGS) is collaborating with Houston Public Library (HPL) to host “Who Will Tell Our Stories? Celebrating Houston’s LGBTQI Oral Histories” from 10:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 17 at the downtown library’s Julia Ideson Building, 550 McKinney St.

The event celebrates a student-led CSWGS community research project that has been collecting the oral histories of Houston lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community members. Since the project’s inception in 2007, more than 100 oral histories have been recorded and are in the process of being archived in the Woodson Research Center at the university’s Fondren Library.

The program will consist of a reception and remarks by Caroline Castillo, oral history and outreach librarian with HPL’s Houston Metropolitan Research Center; Arden Eversmeyer, founder and director of the Houston-based Old Lesbian Oral Herstory Project; Brian Riedel, Rice professor in the practice of humanities and CSWGS assistant director; and Rice junior Cristell Perez, a summer oral-history intern with the Houston Area Rainbow Collective History (ARCH) consortium, of which CSWGS is a founding member. Perez will show a short film she created this summer on the oral history project. The event will conclude with an audience discussion on the future of the project.

For more information about ARCH and CSWGS’s community research project, visit http://houstonarch.pbworks.com.

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