Good news since NYPL, BPL, & QPL include some awesome archives and special collections:
As first announced at the A.R.T. Annual Business Meeting, we are pleased to announce the newly elected A.R.T. Board members:
Vice President/President Elect - Kerri Anne Burke
Secretary - Rachel Greer
Treasurer - Michael Andrec
Director of the Advocacy Committee - Dennis Riley
Director of the Communications Committee - Laura DeMuro
Director of the Education Committee - Rachel Harrison
Director of the Programming Committee - Alexandra Lederman
The newly elected Board members will be joining the rest of the Board fulfilling their second year of volunteer service:
President - Janet Bunde
Director of the Membership Committee - Tamar Zeffren
Director of the Outreach Committee - Tiffany Nixon
Congratulations to all!
A Tuesday letter from the Washington, D.C.-based American Historical Association directed to Gov. Terry Branstad and several officials with the Department of Cultural Affairs expresses a “grave concern” about reductions in resources at the state society.
The letter from AHA President Vicki Ruiz and Executive Director James Grossman details the value of historic preservation, but also the repercussions of losing historic state records.
Since the United States joined the Open Government Partnership in 2011, U.S. agencies have been working alongside civil society to develop and implement commitments to increase transparency, improve participation, and curb corruption.
Consistent with the commitment to the Open Government Partnership, later this year the United States plans to publish a third Open Government National Action Plan (NAP) including new and expanded open government initiatives to pursue in the next two years
Please share any NAP suggestions with us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us at@OpenGov. You can also contribute ideas to a publicly available Hackpad — an open, collaborative platform — that the General Services Administration is helping coordinate.
For full details see:
From SAA's Issues & Advocacy Roundtable, a new initiative to discuss critical issues affecting the archives profession:
We’re not even halfway through 2015 yet, but it appears to be a rather dramatic year for archives. From records management issues in universities to questionable email practices of public officials to laws that appear to be throwbacks to the early twentieth-century, there’s a lot going on that can affect both archives and archivists. With that in mind, the Issues & Advocacy Roundtable is launching a blog series called Archivists on the Issues and are looking for contributors.
Entries should discuss how a particular issue in the news affected or could potentially affect you as an archivist and/or your collections. Unless contributors indicate otherwise, each post will be published anonymously. Institutional information will be limited to broad identifiers, i.e. college/university, government, corporate, etc. Please limit submissions to 500 words. We encourage multiple entries on the same topic, as well as rebuttals, and hope to generate a rich conversation about the issues confronting our profession.
Please send your submissions to email@example.com. We are also happy to receive ideas for posts and provide feedback.
Join the celebration of International Archives Day 2015 and promote your archive service!
All around the world archivists will unite on 9th June 2015 to celebrate the significance and achievements of our profession. Send us a copy of a document drawn from your collections which shows the locality served by your archive service; tell us about the image and, if you wish, provide us with a short message and the web address of your archive. The section for local, municipal and territorial archives of the International Council on Archives has prepared a site to display all the images and messages sent to us
To participate, please send a jpeg image (max 800x800 px) of your chosen document, together with a short description of it in your own language by the 30th May 2015 to: firstname.lastname@example.org . If you offered an image in 2014, why not add a second one for 2015 – the website will accommodate a growing number of images over the years to come?
Like our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/ICA-Section-Local-Municipal-and-Territorial-Archives/183455228363014. Follow us@ICArchiv #IAD15
We look forward to sharing your treasures with colleagues everywhere in the world.
Happy International Archives Day!
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