International Archives and Archivists Weekly News Roundup – October 16, 2015

Recent SAA News and Announcements (cross-posted from In the Loop)

  • 2016 Proposal Submission Form Now Live!
    The 2016 Program Committee invites submissions for sixty- or seventy-five-minute live sessions or poster presentations that reflect current issues in the archives profession. View the retooled submission form. Submission deadline: November 13.
  •  Interested in Collaborating on Session Ideas?
    The 2016 Program Committee has created a Google spreadsheet to connect individuals who are seeking ideas and/or collaboration on proposals. (This informal tool is not monitored by CoSA, SAA, or the Program Committee and is not part of the official submission process.)
  • ARCHIVES 2015 Conference Recordings on MP3
    Now you can have access to all 2015 recorded sessions until August 2016 for just $19.99 for SAA members, $29.99 for nonmembers. (Based on speaker preference, not all presentations were recorded.) Purchase in the SAA Bookstore.
  • 2015 Speakers: Share Your Presentation on the Conference Website!
    SAA encourages speakers to share their Annual Meeting abstracts, papers, handouts, and/or slides via the online schedule to make them publicly available. Upload your presentation files.

Our weekly roundup of archives-related news from around the globe

  • Trudy Huskamp Peterson, The Chair of ICA’s Human Rights Working Group, has published the HRWG September newsletter, a rich resource for news and resources relevant for international archivists, ICA_HRWG_News_2015_09
  • ” Questions raised over preserving sensitive Truth and Reconciliation testimony. Many survivors believed their confidential statements would be destroyed, not archived for posterity,” University Affairs, Canada, Oct. 7, 2015. (Thanks to Jeremy Brett for the reference!)

Recent Publications and Resources of Interest

  • The International Institute of Social History (IISG) in Amsterdam recently completed the digitization of the hundredth archive in its collections thanks to two ambitious digitization programs, namely the ‘Central’ and ‘Metamorfoze’: the editorial archive Sozialistische Monatshefte, in which correspondence of all the leaders of the international labor movement can be found: https://socialhistory.org/en/news/hundredth-archive-digitized
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