17 May 2009
The Swiss Federal Archives organise together with the International Council on Archives' (ICA) European Regional Branch (EURBICA) and the Section on Professional Associations (SPA) the 8th European Conference on Digital Archiving that takes place in Geneva, 28 - 30 April 2010.As of now it is possible to submit abstracts online at Abstract Submission...You find more information on the conference and details on the Call for Papers on our website www.bar.admin.ch/eca2010If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.Thank you very much for your help to promote the ECA 2010!Best regards,Mercedes MatasWissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
07 May 2009
05 March 2009
Found on the A&A listserv, posted by Lisa Grimm, a slideshare presentation called "When Archivists Twitter."
19 January 2009
When I launched Archives*Open back in early December, I was inspired and energized and greatly encouraged by the positive feedback and comments.Today, I still feel inspired and energized. But now, with a new job starting imminently, I wonder if I can honestly maintain energy levels.I hate to see a bright idea dim.So in an effort to keep things moving I am making Archives*Open more, well, open, leveraging tools, technologies and services that are freely available on the Web to push content to the blog - with some editorial assistance on my part.For example, I have started using a Twitter service called Twitterfeed, which takes RSS feeds (title and description fields only) and tweets them to a Twitter account. Regarding the Archives*Open twitter feed (@archivesopen), I am creating search parameters that encompass archives, access and Web 2.0 and saving them as RSS feeds and then running them through Twitterfeed to the @archivesopen Twitter account.I have done something similar with Delicious, the social bookmarking service. Every time I find a website that fits 'the Web 2.0/innovative access to archival materials' classification, I tag it with "archivesopen" (no quotation marks, natch) and in time the bookmark (short blurb and URL) will be tweeted.You can join in as well.If you have a Delicious account, you can tag websites with "archivesopen." Fingers crossed, the bookmark will be tweeted via the Archives*Open Twitter feed.
12 January 2009
Attention Archival Students,Call for Student Proposals – ACA Conference 2009New Ideas, New Voices: The Student SessionCalgary, Alberta - May 17-19, 2009Are you an archival studies student with an idea that you want to share with the archival community? Are you researching a paper and would like to take it to the next stage? Are you honing your public speaking skills, and looking for ways to enhance your CV? The ACA 2009 Program Committee wants to hear from you!!Proposals are now being accepted for the ACA Conference’s annual student session. Submissions relating to the conference theme, “Rights, Responsibilities, Trust: Archives and Public Affairs,” are encouraged, though proposals on other archival topics will also be considered. For more information about the conference theme, see the ACA conference website. All individuals who are presently enrolled in or will graduate from a Canadian archival studies program in the 2008-09 academic year are eligible to apply.The student session, “New Ideas, New Voices,” will be held on Friday, May 15th, 2009 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. Three student papers (15 to 20 minutes each) will be selected by the Program Committee, each by a student from a different institution.Thanks to the Association of Canadian Archivists Foundation (ACAF), the selected participants will receive a bursary which covers the cost of the registration fees as well as some assistance for the travel and accommodation expenses, through their schools. Students who meet the eligibility criteria (e.g. ACA member, Canadian, travel originating in Canada), may also apply for a travel subsidy through the ACA’s SSHRC travel fund, while the completed SSHRC travel form must be submitted directly to the ACA office.Please include the following in your submission:- Your name, telephone number, postal address, and email address- Name and address of the school/program that you attend- Title and abstract of your paper (max. 250 words)- A one-sentence statement indicating your commitment to attend the 2009 ACA Conference and to deliver your paper in person if selected by the CommitteeThe deadline for submissions is January 25, 2009.Questions and submissions should be sent to Crista Bradley, ACA 2009 Conference Program Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
08 January 2009
Slides from a presentation at the 2009 American Association for History and Computing (AAHC) an affiliate at the American Historical Association (AHA) meeting by Jean Root Green, Jessica Lacher-Feldman, Mark Matienzo, and Amy Schindler.
This week on Around the Web, I am highlighting several Web 2.0 archival projects that I found or were forwarded to me over the holidays.
A blog about the digitization and online presentation of archival materials in Dick J. Reavis Papers that are related to his book, The Ashes of Wace: An Investigation, about the 1993 raid, siege, and burning of the Mt. Carmel Center near Waco, Texas.
The aim of this project is to open up the wealth of 20th century audio and visual material that has been stored in the archives of the parties concerned. If nothing is done about it, this material will be lost forever. In this project the material will be restored, preserved, digitalised and made available. A total of 137.200 hours of video, 22.501 hours of film, 123.900 hours of audio and 2,9 million photos is involved.