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The Donald Peterson Student Travel Award Subcommittee invites applications from archival science students and recent graduates of archival programs. The award subsidizes travel to the SAA Annual Meeting for students presenting research or actively participating in an SAA-sponsored committee, section, or roundtable.
Award and application information follow below. The application deadline is February 28, 2017. If you have any questions regarding the award or the application process, please contact Rachel Howard, Donald Peterson Student Travel Award Committee Chair, at email@example.com.
Purpose and Criteria for Selection
Established in 2005, this award supports students and recent graduates from graduate archival programs within North America to attend SAA’s Annual Meeting. The goal of the scholarship is to stimulate greater participation in the activities of the Association by students and recent graduates. This participation must include either a presentation of research during the Annual Meeting or active participation in an SAA-sponsored committee, section, or roundtable.
Awarded to an SAA member in good standing who is currently enrolled in an archival education program or who graduated from an archival education program in the previous calendar year. Applications are evaluated based on the merits of the applicant’s essay and letters of recommendation.
Sponsor and Funding
The Society of American Archivists, in honor of Donald Peterson (1908-1999), New York lawyer and philatelist, whose deep appreciation of world history and preservation developed early through his stamp collecting and held true throughout his life.
Up to $1,000 in support of registration, travel, and accommodation expenses associated with the SAA Annual Meeting.
Application Form and Documentation
Submit three copies of the following to the address on the application form:
- A 500-word essay describing the applicant’s career goals and potential impact on the archival profession.
- Unofficial transcript to verify student status or copy of graduate diploma.
- Two letters of recommendation from individuals having definite knowledge of the applicant’s qualifications.
- Application form
February 28, 2017
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The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board announces the availability of grants between $500 and $5,000 to archival institutions to fund projects to preserve and/or provide access to Ohio’s historical records. The grants are funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), an arm of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) through their State Board Programming Grants. Projects eligible for funding in 2017 include:
- Assessment and Strategic Planning: hiring consultants to identify needs and priorities for improving the organization, description, preservation and access to collections.
- Access, Arrangement and Description: identifying, organizing, and improving access to historical records.
- Preservation: purchasing archival file folders, archival boxes, dehumidifiers, humidifiers, hygrothermographs, or HEPA vacuum cleaners.
- Website Development: Adding collections to online catalog, developing virtual archives, or creating an on-line database. Websites designed to support access to researchers (e.g., online catalogs, finding aids, and digitized collections, rather than curated web exhibits) will receive preference in funding.
Grant applications are due February 28, 2017. More information on the grants, including the application packet, is available here. (http://www.ohrab.org/grants/regrant/)
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Is reducing your processing backlog at the top of your to-do list? Need help implementing “concrete strategies” for robust processing rates? Then save the date and sign up now for the SAA MPLP workshop coming to Cleveland in January, 2017
Registration is now open for the SAA Workshop: “Implementing “More Product, Less Process”
When: January 13, 2017
Where: Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University
Early-Bird Registration deadline: December 13, 2016
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Please join us for the fall meeting of the Cleveland Archival Roundtable from 6:00-8:00 PM on Tuesday November 15th at the Northeast Ohio Broadcast Archive on the campus of John Carroll University. We will begin with a brief business meeting to bring you up to date on the steering committee’s plans for the next couple of years followed by a tour of the archive. Look for details about the meeting location and parking shortly.
You can now access information about CAR and local and national archival events on our new Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ClevelandArchivalRoundtable ! Like the page and feel free to post your archives’ programs and events, discussion topics about archives, questions about archives, and basically anything about archives. The page is in addition to our blog and email blasts. Enjoy!
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The Ingalls Library at the Cleveland Museum of Art is excited to announce the launch of its book digitization program, which will allow anyone with internet access to use its collections. The library is focusing initial digitization efforts on its holdings of rare and unique lace and armor books in the public domain. Over 100 volumes are currently online and accessible through the Internet Archive. The library also submits metadata records to the Getty Research Portal, which is an authoritative, worldwide resource that provides one-stop multilingual access to art history texts, rare books, and related literature without restriction. The Portal currently has over 20 contributors including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gallica – Bibliothèque nationale de France, and the Smithsonian Libraries.
The library uses the i2S SupraScan Quartz A1 overhead book scanner to produce high resolution scans. PDF access copies are then uploaded to the Internet Archive, links are added to the local catalog, and MARC records are submitted to the Getty Portal.
The Ingalls Library and Museum Archives offers comprehensive access to art information and serves the general public, students from every school and degree level, independent researchers, and all museum departments. With more than 500,000 volumes of scholarly publications in many languages covering all periods and geographic areas of art history, and institutional records and manuscript collections, the library has been the museum’s foundation for research since opening in 1916. For more information and to search the catalogs visit library.clevelandart.org.
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The Ohio Library Council presents Ohio History Day 101: The Experience of History Day in Ohio Webinar. Ohio History Day is a year-long research project that engages students in grades 6-12 . The webinar will discuss the overall benefits and logistics of the program.
When: August 11, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
- Shoshanna Gross, State Coordinator, Ohio History Day, Ohio History Connection
- Deanna McDaniel, Media Specialist, Genoa Middle School Library, Westerville, OH
Sponsored by: OLC’s Subject and Special Collections Division
Register @ my OLC | Deadline to register August 4
Member: $20* | Non-Member: $40
*Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries
For more information visit: http://olc.org/event/ohio-history-day-101-experience-history-day-ohio-2/
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Please join the Ohio Digitization Interest Group on our July Field Trip to the Cleveland Public Library on Thursday, July 7, 2016.
Please register by Tuesday 7/5, 5pm. http://goo.gl/forms/8bnanx6kovLSrjAm2
Presentation: “Cleveland Digital Public Library: Digitization and Public Service”
Speaker: Chatham Ewing, Digital Library Strategist, Cleveland Public Library
Synopsis: Join us as we discuss the creation of the Cleveland Digital Public Library and how CPL offers digitization as a public service.
Includes tours of CPL’s TechCentral MakerSpace, Special Collections, Folger Shakespeare Library First Folio Exhibit, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives.
- Hosts: Rachel Senese & Chatham Ewing, Cleveland Public Library
- Food: Coffee & cookies will be offered at the start of the meeting. Lunch will be brown bag.
- Cost: There is no fee for attending, but we will be accepting donations for the coffee kitty.
THURS July 7 AGENDA
- 10:00-10:30 coffee social (coffee & cookies);
- 10:30-11:30 presentation and discussion on topic;
- 11:30-11:45 break;
- 11:45-1:00 brown bag lunch: all-attendee updates, “members” meeting, discussion;
- FULL – 1:00 optional: tour 1 Folger Library First Folio tour (limited to 16 people) – FULL;
- 1:30 optional: tour 2 Folger Library First Folio tour (limited to 16 people);
- 2:00 optional: tour 3 Folger Library First Folio tour (limited to 16 people);
- 1:00-3:00 optional: tours of CPL’s TechCentral and Special Collections (we will divide people up at that time)
FRI July 8 AGENDA
- 10:00 Rock Hall Library & Archives tour (limited to 30 people) (Note: offsite from the Museum)
See the Meetings page for more details on the tours: http://ohiodig.org/meetings.html
CPL MEETING SITE: The Digital Library, 325 Superior Ave, Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland.
Note: The 325 Superior building (white marble building) opens at 10–enter at the main entrance at 10 (preferred).
To enter before 10 you must enter through the Louis Stokes building, 525 Superior Ave (cylindrical building), and security or a staff member will have to let you in.
CPL MEETING PARKING:
- Huntington Building garage, across the street from library.
- Standard Parking garage, 300 St Clair Ave NE
- Standard Parking garage, right next to the 777 on Rockwell Ave
- IMG Building, 708 St Clair Ave NE (Valet lot–arrive before 9:30 $8; after 9:30 $12)
ROCK HALL TOUR SITE: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives, 2809 Woodland Avenue
- Directions & parking info: http://library.rockhall.com/home/visit
- The facility is at the corner of Woodland Avenue and East 30th St, in a shared building with the Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C). This is approx. two miles southeast of the Museum.
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