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Society of Ohio Archivists, Columbus-Ohio

Society of Ohio Archivists, Columbus-Ohio

I was invited to give the keynote presentation at the 50th anniversary of the Society of Ohio Archivists annual meeting which was held last week in Columbus. As a native of Ohio and graduate of Wright State University’s Public History Program, I was pleased to return as President of the Society of American Archivists. My... more

BitCurator Workshop, April 27, 2018

What do archives and forensics techniques have in common? According to Simpson Garfinkel, a computer scientist and early proponent of the emerging field of digital forensics, computer crime investigations are far from the only instances in which forensics techniques are useful. I had the opportunity to learn about some of the intersections between archival practice... more

Stephanie at SNCA 2018

It was a whirlwind Society of NC Archivists meeting for me this year due to my responsibilities as Education Committee chair. In addition to organizing three workshops for SNCA’s traditional pre-conference workshop day and presenting one of our Education awards, I was also a member of the conference program committee. SNCA Education offered three workshops... more

Leslie at MLA 2018

This year’s meeting of  the Music Library Association was held in Portland, Oregon. A very busy conference for me, between session attendance and committee duties. Cataloging The Music OCLC Users Group (MOUG), which holds its annual meeting as a pre-conference to MLA, celebrated its 40th anniversary this year. We received updates on cataloging standards and... more

International Council on Archives–Mexico City, Mexico

The week after Thanksgiving, I was invited to speak at the International Council on Archives annual meeting in Mexico City, held jointly with the Asociación Latinoamericana de Archivos. The conference sessions were interesting (conducted in English, Spanish, and French with translation), and Mexico City was a fascinating and noisy mix of 22 million people, their... more

Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon

I recently returned from the week-long meeting of the Society of American Archivists meeting in Portland, Oregon. As Stephanie recently noted, this was not only our largest West Coast meeting, it was our 2nd highest attended meeting ever. All in all, it was a busy week in beautiful Oregon. The majority of my time was... more

SAA 2016, finally

I had an unusually busy Society of American Archivists meeting in Atlanta earlier this month, and I will blame the delay in writing this on all the other writing I’ve been doing after the meeting to advertise and inform fellow archivists about the meeting’s work. My whirlwind week went Monday through Saturday and included: Attending... more

Stephanie at the Midwest Archives Conference 2016

My time in Milwaukee for the Midwest Archives Conference was not quite as jam-packed as Tanya’s but I made the most of the trip! I was a member of a panel entitled “The Perfect Is the Enemy of the Good: Creative Solutions and Common Sense Approaches to Archival Problems.” My fellow presenters and I gave... more

Tanya @ MAC (Midwest Archives Conference), Milwaukee, WI

I recently attended the Midwest Archives Conference (MAC) annual meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. MAC is one of the largest regional archival organizations, and I have been an involved member since 1995. It was, however, a nasty shock to arrive in Milwaukee with the high only being 40—apparently, I am now completely acclimated to the NC... more

Stephanie at the Image Permanence Institute in Rochester, NY

In mid-October, I spent three days soaking up the science of image preservation and conservation at the Image Permanence Institute, located at the Rochester Institute of Technology in upstate New York. I am relatively science-minded (for an English major) and am fascinated by the work of IPI in general and the workshop specifically, which focused... more