Learn about the Advocacy Committee
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.
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
For more information visit DHP's Grants & Awards page.
For more information visit NYAC.
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 assessments, preservation 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 email@example.com
Please see the Archivists Round Table calendar for all events during New York Archives Week, October 19-27.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.