Welcome to the new CAR website!

The CAR steering committee would like to announce a new web presence for CAR. We hope that the blog format will allow us to do a few things better and easier than our former traditional website.

  • First, we would like to use the blog to promote communication and cooperation between archives and archivists in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. We would like to include profiles of area archives so we all know who is out there and who has what kind of resources. This way we can better assist researchers and donors by recommending other collections. This isn’t a completely new idea; the long-time members will remember that CAR published “A Guide to Archives in Northeastern Ohio” in 1998. We think that it is time for an update, and in an easy access format. A future CAR meeting will kick off this idea. Stay tuned.
  • Speaking of staying tuned, the blog will also provide an easy means of communication for announcements of CAR events – sign up for the RSS feed. We will also try to include posts on other archives-related events and workshops in the Northeast Ohio.
  • We all know that there are workshops and meetings that we would like to attend, but for whatever reason are unable. But maybe someone else has, and could post a summary for the members, and it could even grow into a discussion or dialog.
  • Finally, pose a question or comment to CAR, again promoting communication, discussion, and collegiality among us.

We hope that you will find the new site more useful, with fresh content. Have any questions… leave a comment or see the Membership/Contact page for an email contact.

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2 comments

  1. I think an updated CAR Guide is a good idea. I still have the electronic files for the 2 earlier editions. I haven’t looked at them in a long time, but I can take a look to see if they’re still readable, pdf them, and post them here if you think it is a good idea. Would I have permission to upload such files? Helen Conger, CWRU Archives

  2. I think that booklet is old enough that we should update it and then maybe post it separately. We have some archival institution links on this blog page, but the booklet’s number may overwhelm this display.

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