Category Archives: Conferences

Did you know recordings of past SAA meeting sessions are now available online?

You did? Aren’t you clever! Apparently it happened last August and I missed the announcement or forgot about it. Sessions from 2006-2011 can be accessed on the SAA site via this announcement and there are also links for each year … Continue reading

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The Future of Archives is Participatory: Archives as Platform, or A New Mission for Archives

This is the talk I gave this morning—by phone rather than in person because of the Lufthansa pilots’ strike—at the Offene Archive 2.1 conference in Stuttgart. It’s also similar to the talk I gave in Oslo a few weeks ago … Continue reading

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Guest Post: CurateGear 2014

You never know what a tweet will lead to … one from Tanya Zanish-Belcher about her experience at CurateGear led to this great guest post by Tanya and two of her colleagues. I’m pleased to be able to share this … Continue reading

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“Now is what matters”: My first official appearance as an “agent provocateur” at the Canadian Archives Summit

I was very honored to have been invited to present as one a group of “Agents Provocateurs” at the Canadian Archives Summit last week. It was an exciting line-up of speakers, as you can see from the program. My remarks, … Continue reading

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Background papers available for Canadian Archives Summit

In case you missed the announcement, this event is taking place this week and several interesting papers from the “Thought Leaders” are available online: Representatives from l’Association des Archivistes du Quebec (AAQ), the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA), and the … Continue reading

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Sessions of possible interest for archivists at American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Jan. 2-5 in DC

I did a roundup yesterday on Twitter, but here collected in one place for your convenience is my attempt to list the sessions that seem to have a bearing on archives or special collections from the program of the annual … Continue reading

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Metadata is a foreign concept? Whaaaat?!? (Part Two) – A guest post by Greg Bak

[This is the second guest post by Greg Bak, Archival Studies, Department of History, University of Manitoba.] Thanks again to Kate for agreeing to publish my presentation on her blog. In Part One of this guest post I discuss some … Continue reading

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Metadata is a foreign concept? Whaaaat?!? (Part One) – A guest post by Greg Bak

[This is a guest post by Greg Bak, Archival Studies, Department of History, University of Manitoba. ] Thanks to Kate for agreeing to publish my recent SAA presentation on her blog. In Part One of this guest post I discuss … Continue reading

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Call for participation for ART Symposium: Disaster Planning for Archives and their Communities (October 7)

I was asked to help spread the word about this call for participation from the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York for their conference, “Disaster Planning for Archives and their Communities,” to be held on October 7 with a deadline … Continue reading

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Guest post: An archivist at THATCamp New Orleans

Thanks, Eira Tansey for this guest post about THATCamp: One of the perks of living in New Orleans (besides, of course, all the outlets for laissez les bons temps rouler) is the number of conferences coming through town. This brings many opportunities … Continue reading

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