This post serves as the official notice to members of the proposed changes to the Archivists of the Houston Area! bylaws. These changes will be voted on in the December 2016 meeting.
Read the proposed changes here.
October 16th is the Austin Archives Bazaar, 2-6pm at Saengerrunde Hall, Austin, TX.
There are two fantastic opportunities for AHA! members to check out the Bazaar as we start working planning the 2017 Houston Archives Fair!
There are a number of available volunteer positions available. Check them out here and contact Anna Reznik (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more! This is your chance to work behind-the-scenes at the Bazaar.
AHA! Road Trip
Several members of AHA! have offered to drive to Austin to attend the Bazaar. Sign up here if you’d like to join the road trip! Departure and arrival times will be coordinated by each car group.
Join the Houston Archives Bazaar Committee
Sign up here!
Rice/WRC is sponsoring a DAS course at the Fondren Library on October the 7th. It’s an all -day class on Command Line Interface. Folks who are working toward DAS certification or who need post-certification courses should attend. Click here to learn more about this course.
In this course you will learn hands-on skills for working with digital archival objects at the most basic levels: files, data, and the computer operating systems in which they live. These basics establish manual and automated capacities for protecting the bits, automating/extracting metadata, and preparing for the next steps of building and managing digital archives.
A reminder for all who haven’t yet paid your membership dues this year. Dues are $10.00. You can send a check (made out to Archivists of the Houston Area or AHA!) to:
Texas Medical Center Library
1133 John Freeman Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030
If you’re not sure if you’ve paid this year, send Sandra an an email (email@example.com), and she’ll let you know.
If any one needs to change their contact information, please complete a new application form and email/mail it to above contact.
Sell It to Us!
Present at the RAO Annual Meeting!
The 2016 RAO Program Committee seeks Hot Topics and Cool Demonstrations for provocative conversation and deep thinking at the SAA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA. On Friday, August 5, from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, RAO will host its fifth annual Marketplace of Ideas and seeks purveyors of hot topics and cool demonstrations to sell their wares to a savvy audience of RAO archivists. Vendors are asked to present a brief (3-4 minute) infomercial to all meeting attendees, before dividing into separate market stalls—we’ll have 3 rounds of shopping!
The 2016 RAO Program Committee is especially interested in hearing from vendors who’d like to present on the following topics or themes:
To submit an application, simply complete the application at http://bit.ly/1N0UTpr byMay 10th, 2016.
The RAO Program Committee will notify all applicants about the status of their proposal by May 30, 2016.
Thank you, and see you in Atlanta!
Now that the AHA! Yahoo Listserv has been officially retired due to significant usage drop-off, AHA! is testing a new potential medium for member communication.
The Web Committee has started a newsletter using the distribution service TinyLetter. The overall goal for the newsletter is to allow AHA! members to get help, share information, and have a chance to share accomplishments, big and small.
Things you could share include:
You can sign-up for the AHA! TinyLetter newsletter and see the test back issues here: http://tinyletter.com/houstonarchivists.
This newsletter is not self-service like the Yahoo group where you directly post a question or comment, nor is it a listserv like the SAA lists, which allow you to send an email and have it get automatically distributed to members.
To get something on the TinyLetter newsletter, you would communicate with the administrator (currently the Web Committee) and they would post your content to the newsletter.
The newsletter could go out at whatever frequency works best for members. Some options include:
Please use this form to share your thoughts and general feedback concerning the newsletter: http://goo.gl/forms/f6M8498FlQ.