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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