Section Meetings II

Aug 26, 2011
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM


Each of SAA’s 13 Sections meets at ARCHIVES 360° to conduct business and share information. You must be an SAA member to belong to a Section. (For additional Section meetings, see Thursday, August 25, 3:30 – 5:30 pm.)

Acquisition and Appraisal (Columbus C/D)
Jennifer Graham presents the results of a recently conducted survey that sought to learn more about the characteristics of our Sections membership, the challenges they face, and what they would like to see in terms of future programs.  Come prepared to discuss the results and provide your own input.

Description (Grand B)
Please join the membership of SAA's Description Section for its annual meeting, including reports from Section leaders, committees, liaisons, and related groups; special announcements; office elections; and a topical program of interest to Section members. Enjoy a great opportunity for networking!

Electronic Records (Columbus E/F)
The Electronic Records Section hosts Mark Conrad and Nancy McGovern as speakers to the group. Mark discusses the ISO Standards for Certifying Trustworthy Digital Repositories, and Nancy addresses the history of the ERS.

Oral History (Columbus K/L)
The Oral History Section meeting features a presentation by students and teachers from Chicago's Catherine Cook School highlighting their 8th grade digital oral history project. David Harris, Justin Sheehan, and former students share video examples of student-conducted interviews with Vietnam War veterans.

Preservation (Columbus I/J)
This year's Preservation Section program meeting explores holdings protection and balancing access to holdings with safeguarding them, emphasizing strategies that are scalable for custodial institutions of all sizes.  A panel of security experts and archivists discuss best practices, training, and the development of holdings protection programs. 

Reference, Access, and Outreach (Columbus G/H)
Open to all, the RAO meeting includes updates from current working groups (National History Day, Reference/Processing Collaboration, Reference Skills Survey, Teaching with Primaries, and 23 Things for Archivists), as well as their future plans. The program also features a panel discussion regarding strategies for teaching different audiences about primary sources.

Visual Materials (Grand C/D North)
The first part of this meeting addresses business items and initiatives of the past 12 months, proposed amendments to by-laws, and the announcement of election results of Section officers. The second part features a guest speaker presenting on expertise and involvement with a specific aspect of visual materials management.


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