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  • Wednesday, December 07, 2016 2:05 PM | Anonymous


    The Society of American Archivists is currently seeking nominations for the 2017 J. Franklin Archival Advocacy Award.  See details below.

    Established in 1989, this award honors an individual, institution, or organization that promotes greater public awareness, appreciation, or support of archival activities or programs.  The individual's or institution's contributions may take the form of advocacy, publicity, legislation, financial support, or a similar action that fosters archival work or raises public consciousness of the importance of archival work.  Contributions should have broad, long-term impact at the regional level or beyond. Up to three awards may be given each year.

     

    Recent Winners:

    2016: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ron Chernow

    2015: Adrena Ifill Blagburn

    2014: LGBT Center of Central PA History Project

                           National History Day

    2013:  Dr. Warren Stewart

    2012:  Eve Kahn, Bebe Miller, Phillip Stewart

    2011:  “Who Do You Think You Are?” (NBC)

    2010:  The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

    2009:  Ross King (Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board)

    2008:  Data-Intensive Cyber Environments (DICE)

     

    Eligibility: Nominees must be from outside the archives profession.  Individuals directly involved in archival work, either as paid or volunteer staff, or institutions or organizations directly responsible for an archival program are not eligible for this award.

     

    Mailed materials must be postmarked by February 28, 2017 and should be sent to:

     

    J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award Committee

    Society of American Archivists

    17 North State Street, Suite 1425

    Chicago, IL 60602-4061

     

    Nominations may be submitted electronically; please see the nomination form for details.  For more information on SAA awards and the nominations process, please go to: http://www.archivists.org/recognition/index.asp

     


  • Saturday, November 19, 2016 12:42 PM | Anonymous


    Fantastic funding opportunity offered by the Documentary Heritage Program (DHP)! They have a grant program for institutions that hold, collect, and make available New York's historical records.  


    For more information visit DHP's Grants & Awards page.


  • Saturday, November 19, 2016 9:40 AM | Anonymous


    Session proposals for the 2017 New York Archives Conference are due by December 5, 2016.  


    For more information visit NYAC.  

  • Thursday, October 27, 2016 2:09 PM | Anonymous
    Please view our Awards Ceremony Journal here.
  • Wednesday, October 05, 2016 6:24 PM | Anonymous

    It's not too late to apply for free planning and assessment services provided by Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York (DHPSNY).  New York based institutions that are interested, have until Friday, October 14, 2016 to submit their applications. 

    DHPSNY is offering free services in three main areas: archival needs assessmentspreservation and conservation surveys, and strategic planning assistance

    Contact DHPSNY Program Coordinator Anastasia Matijkiw for assistance, questions about eligibility, or additional information at (215) 545-0613 or amatijkiw@dhpsny.org

  • Wednesday, October 05, 2016 4:32 PM | Anonymous

    Please see the Archivists Round Table calendar for all events during New York Archives Week, October 19-27.

  • Sunday, October 02, 2016 3:05 PM | Anonymous

    Whether we think about them or not electronic records have become an intrinsic part of our lives. Managing these records presents a critical challenge for all of us, whether we are records managers, archivists or just records users. To bring greater awareness to this issue The Council of State Archivists will once again sponsor Electronic Records Day on October 10, 2016 during the annual celebration of American Archives Month. We encourage you to make use of this opportunity to reach out to your colleagues and constituents to raise awareness of the opportunities and issues relating to electronic information, what they can do, and how you can help them.

    Now is the time to start planning for your Electronic Records Day event, and CoSA has a variety of helpful resources to get you started. Feel free to take any of the information provided and change or adapt it so it is relevant to your organization or group.


    Resources can be found at:  https://www.statearchivists.org/programs/state-electronic-records-initiative/electronic-records-day/electronic-records-day-promotional-materials/


    Comments, questions or suggestions? Contact us at info@statearchivists.org.

     


  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016 2:04 PM | Anonymous

    The NGO Muckrock, launched a project recently to help users navigate government records laws.  The intent of the project is to capture excuses given by state agencies for denying public records requests. They have already cataloged 22,000 requests, and are employing crowdsourcing to document more.  

    "Morisy [Muckrock’s cofounder] says the debate surrounding the disclosure of police body camera footage is partially what inspired him to embark on the project."

    Go to the Columbia Journal Review to read more.

  • Monday, September 19, 2016 8:37 PM | Anonymous

    The Library of Congress Sound Recording and Film Preservation Programs Reauthorization Act of 2016 became law July 29, 2016.  

    Establishment by Congress, both the National Film Preservation Board and Foundation and the National Recording Preservation Board and Foundation have enabled the Library of Congress to provide critical leadership in research of preservation technologies. The programs have provided critical funding to archives and cultural institutions in all 50 states to ensure the survival, conservation and accessibility of America's film and sound heritage. Films and recordings preserved as a result of these programs not only include artistically and culturally significant works, but also materials that document the nation’s scientific and educational heritage as well as recordings of historically significant events.

    The reauthorization of the Library of Congress film and sound recording preservation programs through 2026 guarantees their continued impact on the historical and cultural heritage of our country. 

    For more information: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/2893

  • Wednesday, September 07, 2016 12:03 PM | Anonymous

    The 14th Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, will be sworn in on September 14th at 12PM EST.  The ceremony, which will take place in the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, will be live-streamed on LOC's YouTube Channel.  

    To learn more about this historic swearing-in ceremony, checkout the LOC blog post published on September 2nd.

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