Category Archives: AHA!

Upcoming Board Meeting and Happy Hour!

We’d like to invite you all out to a happy hour Tuesday, March 14 at 6pm at 8th Wonder Brewery. We hope you’re able to drop by and socialize with friends and colleagues.

The board will have a short meeting at 5:30 to discuss plans for the year, including the Archives Bazaar. Anyone interested in joining those conversations is welcome to come early!

Austin Archives Bazaar

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!

Volunteer

There are a number of available volunteer positions available. Check them out here and contact Anna Reznik (anna.m.reznik@gmail.com) 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!

Upcoming Local DAS Course: Command Line Interface

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.

Course Description
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.

Call for Content – Archiving Houston

The next the Archiving Houston will be released on Monday, 4/25.
 
If you have any announcements, archives related publications or news, or requests for assistance for Archiving Houston, please submit them either directly to me or through the submission form on the AHA! website.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Sign-up for Archiving Houston: http://tinyletter.com/houstonarchivists

Membership dues reminder

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:

Sandra Yates
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 (syates@library.tmc.edu), 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.

 

Call for RAO Session Proposals for SAA16

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:

  • Access to Born Digital Collections – This could be a policy discussion regarding privacy or confidentiality, as well as access policy and procedural issues, or the technology and manpower needed to make it happen.
  • Assessment – What stats do you keep? What’s important? How do you track these stats? How do you use these at your institution?
  • Archival Outreach on a Shoestring – Do you use any project planning tools for outreach? What do you need to commit to outreach at a minimum level?
  • Designing Assignments – How to design/help design an archival research assignment or program that incorporates faculty and their students?
  • Lone Arrangers and Advocacy 101 – How to educate your host institution or non-archivist colleagues about what an archives is, what you/the archives does, and why it’s so darn important?

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!