In order to better understand the way technology is used in the South Carolina archival community and to gather suggestions on what type of training and information sessions we can offer in the future, we invite everyone to take this survey.
We encourage everyone to participate, regardless of whether a co-worker has already filled it out as we are looking for individual responses, not institutional responses.
Anniversaries are significant milestones in our lives and in the lives of our organizations. They are times to celebrate, reflect, and look forward. SAA has one of those big milestones this year – our Diamond Jubilee – marking 75 years of supporting, promoting, and advocating for the archives profession. So let’s get together and celebrate!
At ARCHIVES 360˚ you’ll have a chance to experience SAA’s hometown with colleagues from across the country (and around the world) who share your interests, your concerns, your on-the-job challenges. It’s the perfect opportunity to benefit from our diversity of ideas, methods, and experience – and it’s our chance to learn from you.
If you’ve attended SAA Annual Meetings before, you know the excitement that comes from hearing about innovative approaches to archival activities, from exploring new ideas, and from meeting colleagues and renewing friendships. If you’ve never attended an Annual Meeting – or haven’t joined us in recent years – you’ll find a broad array of opportunities to learn, explore, collaborate, and celebrate the world of archives, including:
- In-depth pre-conference workshops and provocative plenary sessions that give you direct access to experts in the field and voices from beyond our professional circles.
- Exciting program sessions (choose from 70 of them!) that deliver the latest ideas and techniques in an environment in which you’ll feel comfortable asking questions. In honor of our 75th Anniversary, one program track will provide perspectives on SAA’s past – and its future! (See complete session descriptions at: www.archivists.org/conference.)
Section and roundtable meetings that put you in touch with colleagues who share your specific interests and concerns.
The THINK BIG! Expo, which provides an unparalleled opportunity to talk with our industry partners, express your ideas and opinions, and learn what’s new in the field. (Many thanks to our preliminary program advertisers: Atlas Systems, Cuadra Associates, Eloquent Systems, Gaylord Brothers, Hollinger Metal Edge, Northeast Document Conservation Center, and Selago Design. See the full preliminary program at: www.archivists.org/conference.)
And because we don’t believe in “all work and no play,” the Host Committee has lined up a wonderful itinerary of repository tours, open houses, and on-your-own explorations and the All-Attendee Reception will celebrate SAA’s Diamond Jubilee in one of Chicago’s landmark venues!
Whether you’re an experienced archives professional, a newcomer to the field, or somewhere in between, you’re sure to find ARCHIVES 360˚ to be a rewarding and intellectually stimulating experience. I look forward to celebrating our past, present, and future with you in Chicago!
Helen R. Tibbo
SAA President, 2010-2011
SAVE THE DATE!!!!
The next SGA Annual meeting, "Leveraging Technology" will be held at the Georgia Archives and NARA Southeast in Morrow, Georgia on November 3-4, 2011.
This year's meeting will feature sessions focused on Web 2.0, Digital Project Management, Digital Preservation, Archivist's Toolkit/Archon, Arrangement and Description, Preservation, Reference Services and Access, and Donor Relations.
South Carolina Public Records Association (Coastal Region)
“Taking the Kinks Out of Record Keeping”
Friday, May 20, 2011
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Wannamaker County Park
8888 University Blvd.
North Charleston, SC
(Lunch will be provided)
Please RSVP to Karen Greene
843-436-7100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The South Carolina Public Records Association (SCPRA) was organized as a means to provide a network of people for the advancement and improvement of records and information management in the public sector.
SCPRA’s members total more than 350 professionals in the State of South Carolina and include records and information professionals from the public and private sector including state agencies, county and municipal agencies, public safety, court systems, local school systems, colleges and universities and special purpose districts. Within these environments, SCPRA members work in a variety of positions from entry level to top executives.
Record keeping is vital to every organization. The goals of the SCPRA are to establish sound principles of records and information management, and provide record managers with solutions to problems, concerns and technological advances.
Please make plans to attend this meeting and get involved with the Coastal Region SCPRA.
On Friday, June 3, SCAA will be visiting the new Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. The Hollings Library is accessed through USC’s Thomas Cooper Library via a walkway from the main floor. The 50,000-square-foot Hollings Library is home to three divisions of USC’s University Libraries: South Carolina Political Collections, The Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, and Digital Collections.
The day will begin with networking and lunch at the Hunter-Gatherer Brewery and Alehouse, located at 900 Main Street in Columbia. After lunch, we will walk to the library for the tours. We will be touring the reading room, exhibit galleries, public seminar and program rooms, as well as taking a behind-the-scenes look at the staff workspaces, digitization center, Rare Books’ treasure vault, and the stacks. Staff from all three divisions will be on hand to help with the tour and answer questions. If you are unable to join us for lunch, we'll be meeting in front of the Hollings Library at 1:00 p.m.
Click here for registration!
This event is the fundraiser for the SCAA's scholarship program. Proceeds from the day will benefit the Darrick L. Hart Endowment Fund Award. Darrick Hart was a charter member of the South Carolina Archival Association and was very active in the organization. He was employed as a Conservation Specialist from the University of South Carolina Conservation Laboratory in Columbia, SC. Hart was a dedicated professional and trained many graduate assistants and interns in Public History and Library Science. Darrick Hart passed away in 2002.