For Archives Month 2018, AHA! members came together for two events:
On October 15th members gathered at the Julia Ideson Building to view the Society of American Archivists (SAA) webinar, Introduction to Processing Digital Records and Manuscripts. This class is one of the core classes for both the DAS and Arrangement and Description (A&D) Certificate programs.
On October 26th , archivists got a behind the scenes tour of the Menil Library and Archives.
Thanks to all who came out, and to our host institutions!
The SAA Spotlight Award Subcommittee invites nominations for the 2018 Spotlight Award. This award “recognizes the contributions of individuals who work for the good of the archives profession and of archival collections, and whose work would not typically receive public recognition.” Nominees do not have to be members of SAA. Please share this message as you think appropriate. I hope you will consider recognizing a colleague (or yourself!) in this way. Additional information about the criteria and process is found below.
Purpose and Criteria for Selection: Established in 2005, the Spotlight Award recognizes the contributions of individuals who work for the good of the archives profession and of archival collections, and whose work would not typically receive public recognition. The nominee(s) should have achieved distinction in one or more of the following ways:
* Participating in special projects.
* Exhibiting tireless committee or advocacy work.
* Responding effectively to an unforeseen or pressing need or emergency.
* Contributing innovative or creative ideas to the profession.
* Performing extraordinary volunteerism.
* Quietly but effectively promoting the profession.
Eligibility: Awarded to an individual archivist or a group of up to five archivists who have collaborated on a project. Preference is given to archivists working in smaller repositories, especially those without institutional support for professional activities.
Prize: A certificate and complimentary registration for the individual recipient or group (of up to five individuals) to the SAA Annual Meeting occurring in the year in which the award is presented.
Submission Deadline and Nomination Form: Deadline: February 28, 2018. Please complete the nomination form (https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/45541-Society-Of-American-Archivists).
SAA Spotlight Award Subcommittee
Save the Date!
Personal Digital Archiving 2018 #pda18
April 23-25 2018 in Houston, TX
Hosted by the University of Houston Libraries
PDA is the only conference focused on the personal digital archive, including projects and presentations from both individuals and organizations. Personal Digital Archiving 2018 invites proposals on a variety of relevant topics, including:
- Examples of successful projects or learning experiences related to personal digital archives
- Why personal digital archives matter to individuals, communities, and organizations
- Distinctions between personal information management and the archive
- Key threats to personal digital archives, including cost, disaster, technology change, and social threats
- Applying selection criteria or other management tools for personal digital archives
- The digital archive during a person’s life and after death
- Management tools and techniques for personal digital archives
PDA is a 2-day, single-track conference featuring shorter sessions and panel discussion, followed by a day of in-depth workshops and events. Early registration (opening soon) will be just $60 for students / $90 for non-students. More information about the conference will be posted at the event website as it becomes available.
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CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Deadline for submission of proposals: December 22, 2017
Notification of acceptance: Mid-January 2018
For PDA 2018, we seek to create a balanced mix of personal information management and personal digital archiving, in addition to a showcase for exciting and innovative projects and programs. We strongly encourage proposals from a wide-range of people and organizations. These may include but are not limited to: community organizations focused on gathering oral histories or other local collections, academia, graduate students of all levels in all related disciplines, those preserving familial material, activist groups, hobbyists, tool developers, and information professionals such as archivists, librarians, and curators. For proposals focusing on sharing practice, please note that we are not seeking “perfect” archiving solutions and strongly encourage proposals discussing “good enough” preservation and challenges or roadblocks to archiving this content.
Submit your proposal here
How to Help
Donate to the Society of American Archivists’ National Disaster Recovery Fund.
Donate to the AASLH Hurricane Harvey Cultural Relief Fund.
Resources For Archives & Archivists
Call for Presenters!
Managing Expectations in (and outside) the Archives
SAA Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon, July 23-29, 2017
Lone Arrangers Section Meeting: Wednesday July 26, 2:30-3:45pm
At the Annual Meeting this year, the Lone Arrangers Section would like to focus some of our allotted time on a discussion of managing expectations: the expectations of volunteers, of the community, and of the institution you collect for. Ideally we will have three people on the panel to speak about instances or projects that they have led which were case studies in managing expectations.
Following the presentations, we’d like to have a Q&A or breakout sessions to discuss what we’ve just heard and what ideas it sparks in us, and how we might put these ideas to work.
If you have a project you’ve done, no matter how small or how large, and you will be at SAA, we’d love to have you present! Please contact Melissa Torres (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Julia Corrin (email@example.com) if you are interested.