Improving Descriptive Practices for Born-Digital Material in an Archival ContextFriday, February 23, 2018
This workshop will ensure that practitioners leave with the skills and resources necessary to adequately express the quality, quantity, and usability of digital material in their collections. The workshop has broad applicability, and will accommodate participants who have minimal experience with processing digital material as well as those who have been working with born-digital materials for some time.
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On Thursday, February 22, the ART Advocacy Committee will host Investing In Archivists: Advocating as a Lone Arranger, a panel discussion at the New York City Municipal Archives between Lone Arrangers (archivists working alone or in very small staff situations) about their diverse collections and the particular challenges solo archivists face within their institutions. This event is free, and open to the public. Please register here until February 21.
Join New England Archivists (NEA) and the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York (ART) for a joint Spring 2018 Meeting, “Rise Up,” March 22-24 in New Haven, Connecticut.
At "Rise Up," we will explore the personal, professional, and political implications of archival advocacy, particularly with regard to social justice efforts, community engagement, economic challenges, activist tactics, and career sustainability for individuals in the archival field.
In addition to conference sessions, the schedule will include repository tours, a community work day, and the chance to meet up with colleagues from across New England and metropolitan New York.
Day of Service at two locations (New Haven Pride Center and New Haven Free Public Library)
Plenary speakers Matthew Connelly (Columbia University) and Emily Drabinski (Long Island University)
Tours of New Haven and Yale libraries and museums
Movie night! Dinner! Fair use game show!
Please contact the Program Committee co-chairs: Rachel Chatalbash at email@example.com and Bonnie Marie Sauer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about registration, please see our Registration FAQ or contact NEA's Registrar, Olivia Mandica-Hart, at email@example.com.
For questions or concerns about accessibility and/or disability accommodations that you would like addressed before registration, please contact NEA’s Inclusion and Diversity Coordinator co-chairs Rosemary Davis and Rose Oliveira at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
We are looking forward to seeing you in New Haven!
New York Archives Week Symposium 2018: The Uncomfortable Archive
Questionable subject matters. Overly restrictive deeds of gift. Hard-to-justify budgets. We all know any archive worth its salt will (perhaps should) make its stewards occasionally uneasy. And there are also archives that make people outside their administration uneasy–those holding systematic records of government abuses, say, or unintended documentation of objectionable behaviors–and those archives may face everything from purposeful neglect to physical attacks.
During the 2018 New York Archives Week Symposium, we want to make our colleagues shift in their seats. Bring your stories of quandaries, confrontations and sleepless nights, and make us all think about the ultimate question on personal and professional responsibility: “What would I do?”
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