International Archives and Archivists Weekly News Roundup – August 19, 2016

Thanks to all who came to the IAART meeting in Atlanta at the crack of dawn. Ryder Kouba, incoming Senior co-chair, announced the election results for the 2016 election, and welcomed Daniel Necas as the incoming Junior co-chair (2016-2018), and Margarita Vargas-Betancourt as the new Member-at-large (2016-2019). Danielle Scott Taylor, outgoing Senior co-chair, and the steering committee are currently working on the annual report for the SAA, and we will post it along with notes from our panel discussion on archivists working abroad soon. The agenda for the meeting is posted on our microsite.

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

Recent Publications and Resources of Interest

  • Victoria Lemieux (ed.), Building Trust in Information: Perspectives on the Frontiers of Provenance. New York: Springer, 2016.

Calls for Papers, conferences and registration deadlines:

  • The Flood in Florence, 1966: A Fifty-Year Retrospective:
  • On November 3rd and 4th, 2016 the University of Michigan will host a symposium recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Florence Flood and exploring its lingering significance. We invite you to plan on attending the symposium, which will take place in the Hatcher Graduate Library all day on Thursday, November 3 and Friday morning, November 4. The Flood in Florence, 1966: A Fifty-Year Retrospective symposium will focus on the transformative effects of this disaster on the preservation field, and in doing so examine the enduring lessons of a half-century of innovative materials research, professional practice, and education and training.
  • The Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science is actively soliciting for publication. The journal publishes research papers, scholarly opinion papers, reviews of research, brief communications, and reviews of books and other media. Papers are selected by a process of peer review, with double-blind review of each paper.Instructions for contributors are available at

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