Category Archives: Advocacy

Next up for Archivists Reading Group: The Levy Report (if you don’t know what that is, you should)

I’m excited to say that the next reading over on the Archivists Reading Together blog will be a report commissioned by SAA and published in 1984, The Image of Archivists: Resource Allocaters’ Perceptions, commonly referred to as “The Levy Report.” It’s … Continue reading

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Advocacy for the Georgia State Archives needs your support

Copied from my friend Richard Peace-Moses on Facebook: The Friends of Georgia Archives and History (FOGAH) has contracted with a legislative affairs consulting firm to help build support for the Georgia Archives. We’ve already seen an enormous return: the Archives … Continue reading

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I approve this message: “Wake The F*ck Up!”

I’ve been considering this post for a while, but Samuel L. Jackson’s message hit home: There was a conversation on Facebook about this a few weeks ago. I know you can argue that Obama hasn’t been as good on many … Continue reading

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Great New York Times story today: Budget Cuts to Archives Put History Out of Reach

If you haven’t seen it already, please read and pass along this great story from today’s New York Times, Budget Cuts to Archives Put History Out of Reach. Note that it starts with the situation in Georgia, but expands to cover … Continue reading

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Some good news for Georgia State Archives, but bad news (that’s not really news) in a larger sense

As you’ve probably heard by now, the Governor of Georgia has said he is committed to keeping the state archives open. However, as far as I’ve heard, no plans have been made to rescind the firings of the 7 out of 10 … Continue reading

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Roundup of links regarding closing of public access to Georgia State Archives

Here is a quick roundup of links: an article posted today, “Supporters rally against Georgia Archives closure,” from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution  the website of the Friends of Georgia Archives & History (FOGAH) where you can learn more a Facebook group … Continue reading

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Please sign the petition to stop closing of public access to Georgia State Archives

I’m sure you’ve all seen the news by now that the Georgia State Archives is planning on discontinuing open public access to their collections. You can read the official statement here. SAA is developing an official response, but in the … Continue reading

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New York Archives Week 2012 Symposium: Archives & Activism

Wish I could go to this. If anyone who can wants to share a summary here on the blog, let me know. New York Archives Week 2012 Symposium: Archives & Activism Co-sponsored by the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New … Continue reading

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How about Education as a new Strategic Priority?

There’s has been some discussion on the SAA SNAP discussion list about the topic I threw open on a previous blog post: what should SAA’s updated strategic priorities be? I want to follow up on that in this forum and throw … Continue reading

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What should SAA’s Strategic Priorities be? Or, where should more money be spent?

Someone asked in regard to yesterday’s post what I would want to spend the money on if there were to be cost savings available from a change in how Archival Outlook is distributed. Without having given it extensive thought, my … Continue reading

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