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Electronic Records: Preservation Options of PDF - Web Seminar
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Encoded Archival Description
New York, NY

Becoming a Film-Friendly Archivist
Blue Bell, PA

Legal Aspects of Photography Rights, Archive Management, and Permissions (NEW)
Atlanta, GA

The Art of Processing Manuscript Collections
Charleston, SC

Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)
University Park, PA

Encoded Archival Description
Milwaukee, WI

Basic Electronic Records
Seattle, WA

Understanding Photographs: Introduction to Archival Principles and Practices
St. Meinrad, IN

Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)
Austin, TX

Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)
Birmingham, AL

Copyright: The Archivist and the Law
University Park, PA

Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)
Moscow, ID

Legal Aspects of Photography Rights, Archive Management, and Permissions (NEW)
Princeton, NJ

Describing Photographs in the Online Environment
Bloomington, IN

MARC According to DACS: Archival Cataloging to the New Descriptive Standard
University Park, PA

Understanding Photographs: Introduction to Archival Principles and Practices
Manalapan, NJ

Preserving Your Historical Records: An Archival Holdings Maintenance Workshop
Columbia, MO

Letter to Congress Regarding Smithsonian/Showtime Agreement

SAA has appealed to key members of Congress to continue working to “shed light on the secret contract between the Smithsonian Institution and Showtime to create a joint venture with some exclusive rights over use of the Smithsonian archives and staff.” Read the letter here.

Statement Deplores Destruction of Palestinian Cultural Property

The SAA Council has endorsed a July 21 statement by the International Committee of the Blue Shield that deplores the destruction of cultural property in the Middle East. The Council also voted to forward the ICBS statement to the Israeli Embassy in the US and to the Palestinian Authority, with a request that they investigate the veracity of articles indicating the destruction of the Nablus archives.

Nov./Dec. Archival Outlook Online

The latest Archival Outlook is available online for SAA members. Check out features on “How the SSA-SAA Emergency Disaster Assistance Grant Fund Has Helped Archives in Need” and “Breaking New Ground with IT, Ethnographic, and Heritage Preservation Programs,” as well as President Elizabeth Adkins's column on “Defining Diversity.” The print edition will be mailed to members at the end of November.

Greater New Orleans Archivists Thank SAA

In early October, the SAA office received a “Resolution of Commendation” from the Greater New Orleans Archivists to thank the Society for its efforts in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. [Read the Resolution.]

Get Involved! Help the Profession While You Build Your Skills...

Serving as a committee or task force member, or as an SAA representative to another organization, is one of the greatest benefits of your membership in the Society of American Archivists. To learn more or to submit an appointments application, click here.

Archival Continuing Education (ACE) Guidelines

Developed by the 2006 Committee on Education and revised following broad distribution for member comment, the ACE Guidelines, which were approved by Council this fall, encourage opportunities for lifelong learning within the archival community and will serve as a general toolkit for providers and users of archival continuing education.

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October Is American Archives Month!

With the practical tips and tools in the American Archives Month Public Relations Kit, you can help make your archives program more visible – and more appreciated! – throughout the year. Click here for information about how your colleagues “Celebrated the American Record” in October 2006.

Donate Now! Emergency Disaster Assistance Funds Awarded to 21 Repositories

The Society of Southwest Archivists and the Society of American Archivists have provided grants to 21 repositories affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Thank you for the support that has made these awards possible!

To apply for grant assistance or make a donation, click here.

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