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Category Archives: Advocacy
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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