International Archives and Archivists Weekly News Roundup — February 26, 2016

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

Publications and Resources of Interest

Upcoming Conferences, Events, and Workshops

  • The Software Preservation Network (SPN) 2016 Forum will be Monday, August 1st, 2016 on the Georgia State University campus in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The SPN 2016 Forum theme,“Action Research: Empowering the Cultural Heritage Community and Mapping Out Next Steps for Software Preservation” reflects the mission of the Software Preservation Network (SPN) to solicit community input and build consensus around next steps for preserving software at scale – in the larger effort to ensure long-term access to digital objects.
    Community participation is key to success – Be a part of the SPN 2016 Forum program!
    Registration will be free but space is limited!
  • Important Dates:
    April 4: Deadline for forum proposal submissions
    April 5: Registration opens
    April 18: Notification of acceptance
    May 31: Registration closes
    More information about the forum, the call for proposals, and registration is available on the the Software Preservation Network website, http://www.softwarepreservationnetwork.org/
  • The School of Information and Library Science and the Odum Institute at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the MANTRA team at the University of Edinburgh are pleased to announce the forthcoming Coursera MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), Research Data Management and Sharing.
    This is a collaboration of the UNC-CH CRADLE team (Curating Research Assets and Data Using Lifecycle Education) and MANTRA.
    CRADLE has been funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to develop training for both researchers and library professionals. MANTRA was designed as a prime resource for postgraduate training in research data management skills and is used by learners worldwide.
    The MOOC uses the Coursera on-demand format to provide short, video-based lessons and assessments across a five-week period, but learners can proceed at their own pace. Although no formal credit is assigned for the MOOC, Statements of Accomplishment will be available to any learner who completes a course for a small fee.
    The Research Data Management and Sharing MOOC will launch 1st March, 2016.
    The course is open to enrollment now, and will ‘go live’ on 1st March.
    https://www.coursera.org/learn/research-data-management-and-sharing
    Hashtag: #RDMSmooc
    A preview of one of the supplementary videos is now available on Youtube:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhVqImna7cU
  • Les Archives de l’Université catholique de Louvain en collaboration avec le Centre de Recherche Histoire, Son et Images de l’Université de Namur vous invitent aux 16e Journées des archives qui se tiendront les 9 et 10 mai 2016 à Louvain-la-Neuve.
    Commentaires, textes, photos et vidéos postés et relayés sur les médias sociaux : l’archiviste se retrouve aujourd’hui confronté à une forme volatile du document.
    Sous le titre Pérenniser l’éphémère : Archivage et médias sociaux, cette 16e édition des Journées des archives se concentrera sur la question de la collecte et de l’archivage de ces nouvelles formes d’expression.
    Résolument tourné vers un public de chercheurs et de praticiens du secteur des archives et de la gestion documentaire, le colloque, suivi d’une demi-journée de formation, a pour ambition de démythifier ce nouvel avatar, en comprendre les mécanismes de diffusion, mais aussi envisager les stratégies de collecte et de pérennisation de cet éphémère.
    Le programme des Journées est placé en annexe.
    L’inscription peut se faire via les formulaires en ligne ou papier qui se trouvent sur le site des Archives de l’Université catholique de Louvain : https://www.uclouvain.be/326676.html
  • ICA is accepting applications for the New Professionals Bursary to attend ICA 2016 in Seoul.
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International Archives and Archivists Weekly News Roundup — February 19, 2016

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

Publications and Resources of Interest

Upcoming Conferences, Events, and Workshops

  • Research Data, Records and Archives: Breaking the Boundaries
    University of Edinburgh, Playfair Library, 18 April 2016, 10am – 3pmWe are offering a free one-day workshop to discuss the challenge of managing research data in relation to records management and archives.  The University of Edinburgh takes a proactive and practical cross-disciplinary approach to the management of data, records, archives and other collections.  This is an opportunity to explore with other professionals the new issues we are facing at a time of rapid change.

    Anyone working in the sector is invited to attend – please come prepared to speak briefly about your area of work and current issues.  Space is limited so early registration is recommended via the EventBrite page.
    http://www.eventbrite.com/e/research-data-records-and-archives-breaking-the-boundaries-tickets-21618046158?aff=rluk

  • The University of Edinburgh Library and Collections division is delighted to announce its first Knowledge Exchange Week to take place 20th June -24th June 2016 in the city of Edinburgh.  The programme is aimed at Library and Cultural Heritage Professionals from all backgrounds and career stages and we would invite applications from the Erasmus partner universities and other academic institutions across Europe.  This exciting summer programme will provide a unique opportunity to learn from speakers from across Library and Collections and gain a hands on insight into the work that we do. If you would like to discover more about the University of Edinburgh’s library and collections and share your own experiences with international colleagues then please follow the link below for further information. http://www.ed.ac.uk/is/kew2016

 

International Archives and Archivists Weekly News Roundup – February 12, 2016

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Upcoming Conferences, Events, and Workshops

  • The International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA)
    announces that its 2016 annual conference will be hosted 24 through 29
    September by the Library of Congress in Washington DC, USA. Call for papers will be issued soon. Call for papers will be issued imminently. Visit the IASA conference website for details as they develop at: http://2016.iasa-web.org

  • Konf: The Authenticity of Collections. An international and interdisciplinary symposium on authenticity, recording and digitization of collections – Marburg 03/16, more information at H Soz-Kult, http://www.hsozkult.de/event/id/termine-30112

 

 

International Archives and Archivists Weekly News Roundup – February 5, 2016

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Call for Papers and Announcements