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A.R.T. Discussion Group: Working With Community Archives, 12/19/2013

  • Thursday, December 19, 2013
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • TBD
The Discussion Groups Subcommittee of the A.R.T. Programming Committee is pleased to announce the next installment in a series of informal, focused discussion groups led by A.R.T. membership:


Join colleagues for the next A.R.T. Discussion Group!  On Thursday, December 19, 2013, A.R.T. members will gather to talk about working with community archives.

Participants will be asked to read four articles in advance of the discussion.  As you consider these articles, please think about 1 or 2 questions or issues that you would like to discuss with the group.  We will be emailing everyone closer to the date to compile these ideas for discussion.

Participants will discuss issues such as the following:
  • Outreach and documentation strategies for connecting with under-represented communities
  • The relationships between traditional archives/archivists, community archives, and identity
  • Use of community archives materials in exhibitions, in public programs, and online
  • Rights issues pertaining to community archives materials
  • Creating community archives with sustainable strategies for preservation and access
Copies of the readings will be provided to registrants upon RSVP.

In this open setting, we are free to compare strategies, pose questions, contextualize decisions, and offer suggestions, without criticism or judgment. We guarantee that you will leave the session armed with at least one new tip, idea, or approach. Above all: Come ready to talk!

PLEASE NOTE:  Attendance is limited to 15 participants. Attendees will be admitted on a first-come first-served basis and will be notified of the location prior to the date of the session.

Date: Thursday, December 19, 2013
Time: 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Location: TBD
Register: To register, email 
Cost: Free to all A.R.T. members

Discussion Groups in General

Our goal is to create a space where archivists can engage in focused and relevant conversation around a specific problem derived from archival work and to explore the strategies archivists employ in response to practical challenges in their everyday practice. The size of each group will be small, to encourage discussion among all attendees. Unless noted otherwise, each session will be designed for archivists at similar levels of experience.

Looking forward to an engaging discussion!
Katherine Meyers & Tamar Zeffren

Questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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