The Society of Ohio Archivists’ invites you to attend the 2014 Annual

Spring Conference to be held on Friday May 16 at the OCLC Lakeside

Conference Center in Dublin, Ohio.


This year’s theme, *Building Capacity: Discovering Archival Collections in

the 21st Century*, will explore user interactions with rare and unique

materials in our technology driven society. We are excited to announce that

the plenary speaker is Chris Prom, Ph.D., Assistant University Archivist

and Associate Professor of Library Administration at the University of

Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Prom is a recognized expert in digital



Panel sessions and posters will feature topics on community outreach

through mobile digitization and behind-the-scenes tours, digital repository

migration, local grants programs, descriptive workflows, and more. This

year’s silent auction will feature a Bowe Bell and Howell Sidekick scanner,

valued at over $1,000 and tickets to Zoombezi Bay in Columbus, Ohio.


To register and pay online, please visit <

http://www.ohiohistorystore.com/workshops/soa-conference-2014.aspx> or

visit our website <http://ohioarchivists.org> for a printable registration

form to mail with your payment. The registration fee is $40 for members,

$60 for non-members, and $30 for students.  Lunch is included in the cost

of the conference but advanced registration is necessary to guarantee lunch

the day of conference.

For more conference information, visit <



For directions to OCLC  visit <


Summer 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives Internships Available – Deadline February 15.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Library and Archives offers opportunities for intern experiences to graduate students preparing for careers in libraries and archives. Interns must schedule their work Monday through Friday during regular business hours. Interns work under the supervision and guidance of one of the Rock Hall’s librarians and archivists, depending on the nature of the practicum. Internships are done on a volunteer basis.

Internships are offered in the following areas:

Archival Arrangement, Preservation, and Description
Participate in archival processing and preservation work, such as inventorying, arranging and describing archival collections, entering data into an archival management system, and performing basic preservation work on document-based collections.

Cataloging and Metadata
Work on projects to create and enhance bibliographic records in a library catalog and/or create metadata for digital collections. Such work may entail assigning subject and name access points, preparing descriptive summaries, and reviewing catalog records for accuracy.

Collection Development
Participate in collection development activities in a music research library. Such work includes evaluating current materials and making recommendations for future additions to the collection. The student will gain an understanding of library users’ needs, the constraints of physical space, various resources and tools used in collection development, and the budgetary considerations required of such decisions.

Digital Projects
Support initiatives to increase access to collections through digitization and website access. Possible assignments include scanning, entering and editing metadata in a digital asset management system, preparing technical and administrative documentation, testing digitization workflows, and assisting with interface design, usability studies, and related web development activities.

This internship provides the opportunity for a SLIS student to support the archivists and librarians on staff in response to research requests. Such work may include searching the online catalog, research databases, print reference sources, and archival collections for researchers at a distance, as well as staffing the Information Desk or Archives Reading Room to assist researchers in person.

How to Apply:

Interested individuals may send a cover letter and resume (including full contact information and e-mail address), a personal statement or one-page document describing what they hope to bring to the internship and gain from the experience, and a letter of recommendation from a professor (may be sent separately) to:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Attn: Human Resources Department
1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44114
email: hkosalko@rockhall.org

Deadline to Apply:

February 15

See more at: http://rockhall.com/internships/library-and-archives-intern/

The Shaker Heights Public Library and the City of Shaker Heights Landmark Commission together have received two statewide preservation awards, the Public Education and Awareness Award from the Ohio Historic Preservation Office, and the Archives Achievement Award from the Ohio Historic Records Advisory Board, for the creation of HistoricShaker.com, a publicly accessible digital record of building history in Shaker Heights. Congratulations to project coordinators Meghan Hays, Local History Librarian at the Shaker Heights Public Library and Ann Klavora, senior planner in the City of Shaker Heights Planning Department!

The Greater Cleveland History Digital Library Consortium / Cleveland Archival Roundtable will hold a joint meeting on January 21st, at 6:30 p.m. at the Shaker Heights Public Library to learn about how this project came to be and what Meghan and Ann learned from it that might be of utility for those of us with paper-based records we would like to put on-line in this fashion.

The event will be held at the Shaker Heights Main Library, 16500 Van Aken Boulevard, Shaker Heights. Parking is accessed from Lee Road or Chagrin Boulevard.

If you know you can come, please RSVP to Bill Barrow at w.barrow@csuohio.edu.   But whatever you said or didn’t, feel free to attend in any event.

Cleveland Archivists – You are invited!

WHAT: Cleveland Archival Roundtable Holiday Gathering

WHERE: Tower City’s Greenbrier Suite

WHEN: Wednesday, December 18th from 5:30-7:00PM

Please join us for a Cleveland Archival Roundtable holiday get together in Tower City’s Greenbrier Suite.  The 1920s Greenbrier Suite was a private living and hospitality suite for the Van Sweringen brothers (developers of Shaker Heights and Tower City Center) and their business clients.

We are limited to 35 people at this event.  Please RSVP to Drew Rolik of the Tower City Archives by December 17th at drewrolik@forestcity.net.  Tower City’s security requires us to have a list of names of all attendees.  After you RSVP Drew will send you additional details, and you can contact him if you have any questions.  Note that the Greenbrier Suite is NOT handicap accessible.  We have the space reserved from 5:30 to 7:00 on Wednesday, December 18th, and since this is a social event and not a meeting you can arrive (and leave) at any time. There will be light refreshments.  If the weather is very bad, please check your e-mail around 3:00 the day of the event to see if we have cancelled and will reschedule.  Also, Downtown is decorated for the holidays, including Tower City and the adjacent casino, and Public Square, too.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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Spring Conference 2014

Building Capacity: Discovering Archival Collections in the 21st Century

Friday, May 16, 2014, at the OCLC Conference Center in Dublin, Ohio.

Call for Proposals

The SOA 2014 Program Committee is seeking a broad array of creative proposals related to archival work today and into the future. Possible ideas include, but are not limited to:

  • Tools for Archival Discovery, Maintenance, and/or Marketing
  • Innovative Outreach and Instruction efforts
  • Funding for Archival Projects or Archival Facilities
  • Unique Collection Development Ventures
  • Preservation, Description, and Access to Traditional, Born-digital, or Hybrid Collections

Other topics/proposals will be considered for acceptance as well. Proposals with both traditional panel sessions and alternative formats such as lightening rounds are welcome.

To submit a proposal, please see the Proposal Submission Form. The deadline for proposal submission is December 2, 2013.


Cleveland Archival Roundtable Workshop

“Thinking Digital”

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

6:00 to 9:00 pm

Cleveland Clinic Archives

Cleveland Clinic Administrative Campus

3050 Science Park Drive, Building 3

Beachwood,  OH  44122

Please join the Cleveland Archival Roundtable for our fall educational session, “Thinking Digital”, a webinar from the Society of American Archivists. This program provides archival recertification, ICRM certification, and DAS foundation credits. This webinar is being sponsored by CAR, there is no cost to participants. Complete information can be found at:


Workshop Description

Adapt your current archival knowledge and skills to today’s digital landscape by exploring basic concepts, models, and workflows for creating and curating digital objects and collections. Use the knowledge gained to inform local choices and practices.

Upon completion of this course you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the components of sustainable digital collection stewardship,
  • Conceptualize digital objects,
  • Recognize quality choices,
  • Understand basic metadata choices,
  • Identify management choices,
  • Consider storage choices, and;
  • Explore discovery, access, and use choices.

Who Should Attend? Archivists and others who are responsible for planning and implementing digitization projects at the beginning and intermediate level.

This course is one of the Foundational Courses in the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate Program! If you intend to pursue the Certificate, you’ll need to pass the examination for this course. Please follow “Procedures for DAS webinars” to access the exam information.


Gregory C. Colati 
Jessica Branco Colati, MLIS 

Archival Recertification Credits-ARCs: 1
DAS Foundational Tier: 1
ICRM Certification Maintenance Program: 1.5

*****Please RSVP to Leslie Cade at lcade@clevelandart.org or 216-707-2492*****

Rock Hall’s Library and Archives hosts Author Series with Bill Janovitz

celebrating 50 tracks that tell the story of the Rolling Stones

Part of the 2013 Annual Music Masters tribute to the Rolling Stones


AUTHOR SERIES WITH BILL JANOVITZ, author of Rocks Off:  50 Tracks That Tell the Story of the Rolling Stones.  Following the program, Janovitz will participate in a book signing


Tuesday, October 22, 2013  7pm

[To see the full Annual Music Masters schedule, visit http://rockhall.com/events/american-music-masters/]


Black Box Theatre of the Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) (2809 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland)


This event is free with a reservation. Seating is limited.  Reservations can be made through the Rock Hall online ticketing website<https://tickets.rockhall.com/public/loader.asp?target=hall.asp?event=11521>.


“Rocks Off is an intense pleasure—a series of love letters plus a few notes of despair—and almost as good as the music it celebrates.” —Wall Street Journal

“A book that will have you dusting off your LPs (or turning on your iPod) with a new appreciation for the iconic band.” —Parade Magazine

“[Janovitz] is an astute observer of the Stones’ remarkable canon of songs, offering fresh and insightful analyses and exploring numerous “underappreciated album gems.” His vibrant description of “Gimme Shelter” alone is worth the price of the book…a must for Stones fans everywhere.” —Booklist Review

“A book about 50 significant Stones recordings could have practically written itself. But it wouldn’t have written itself nearly as well as Janovitz has; close listening and an ear for detail distinguish his analyses.” —Kirkus Review


The Library and Archives is at 2809 Woodland Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio. The facility is at the corner of Woodland Avenue and East 30th Street, in a shared building with the Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C). This is approximately two miles southeast of the Museum.


Metered parking spaces are available on the street in front of the building or around the block. From there, walk in the building’s main entrance, enter the lobby, and the entrance to the Library and

Archives will be immediately on the right. There is also a Visitor Parking area in Lot 6 of the parking garage. These spaces should be paid for at meter stations located nearby. From the garage, enter the

building’s back entrance, take the elevator on the left to the first floor, enter the lobby, and look for the entrance to the Library and Archives on the left.  For a map of the Tri-C Metro Campus, click


Please visit www.rockhall.com<http://www.rockhall.com/> for up-to-date information about streamed events, the tribute concert and weeklong series of events


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