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Wednesday, August 19
 

8:00am

Museum Archives Section Standards and Best Practices Working Group Symposium
Please join the Museum Archives Section Standards and Best Practices Working Group for a symposium focusing on museum archives, advocacy, and collaboration. The symposium will consider the role of museum archivists at their institutions, how they can advocate for their repositories, and how they can contribute to current discussions on the convergence of libraries, museums, and archives.

Schedule

8:00-8:15 Introduction

Rachel Chatalbash,  Senior Archivist, Yale Center for British Art

 

8:15-9:15 An Archivist, a Registrar, and a Curator Walk into a Bar and...: Shared Challenges of Archivists and Other Museum Professionals

Heather Kajic, Collections Manager, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Jun Francisco, Director of Collections, Rock and Rock Hall of Fame

Jeanine Head Miller, Curator of Domestic Life, The Henry Ford

Margaret Burzynski Bays, Curator of Manuscripts, Western Reserve Historical Society

Sean Martin, Associate Curator for Jewish History, Western Reserve Historical Society

Erin Byrne, Cataloger, Andy Warhol Museum

Vic Fleischer, Head, Archival Services, University of Akron

Moderator: Brad Bauer, Chief Archivist, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

 

9:15-10:15 ALA/SAA/AAM Joint Committee on Archives, Libraries, and Museums (CALM) and Primary Sources and Digital Curation in Education

Introduction to CALM: Rachel Vagts, Head of Special Collections & Archives, Berea College

Presenter: Jennifer Gunter King, Director of the Library, Hampshire College

Presenter: Joyce Ray, Faculty and Program Coordinator, Digital Curation in Museum Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Moderator: Lorraine Stuart, Chief of Archives, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

 

10:15-10:30 Break



10:30-10:45  Coalition to Advance Learning in Archives, Libraries, and Museums

Donna McCrea, Head of Archives and Special Collections, University of Montana-Missoula

Amanda Focke, Assistant Head of Special Collections, Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Moderator: Brian Wilson, Digital Access and Preservation Archivist, The Henry Ford



10:45-11:15 Reflections on Cross-Disciplinary Knowledge for Museum Archivists

Maygene Daniels, Chief of Gallery Archives, National Gallery of Art

Moderator: Christiana Dobrzynski, Archivist, Dedalus Foundation



11:15-11:45 We Are What We Share, or Making the Case for Museum Archives

Kathleen Williams, Executive Director, National Historical Publications and Records Commission



11:45-12:00 Conclusion

Susan Hernandez, Digital Archivist and Systems Librarian, Cleveland Museum of Art



Questions? Please email Museum Archives Section Standards and Best Practices Co-Chairs Rachel Chatalbash (rachel.chatalbash@yale.edu) or Susan Hernandez (shernandez@clevelandart.org)



Wednesday August 19, 2015 8:00am - 12:00pm
Room 20 Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

9:30am

RAO Section: Teaching with Primary Sources Workshops and Unconference
An informative and fun day, featuring a variety of workshops in the morning and an afternoon full of attendee-driven conversations, covering all aspects of teaching with primary sources.

Join your colleagues from SAA, RBMS, and across allied professions. This event is hosted by SAA’s Reference, Access, and Outreach Section and the wonderful folks at Cleveland Public Library, which is a 5-minute walk from the Cleveland Convention Center. For details, visit www.bitly.com/SAA15TPS

Wednesday August 19, 2015 9:30am - 4:00pm
Cleveland Public Library Cleveland Public Library, 325 Superior Ave., N.E., Cleveland, OH 44114

1:00pm

Business Archives Section Colloquium
Join SAA’s Business Archives Section for in-depth presentations and discussion of topics pertinent to business archivists. You need not be a business archivist to attend. For more details, see the Section’s website, http://www2.archivists.org/groups/business-archives-section.

Wednesday August 19, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 16 Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114
 
Thursday, August 20
 

3:00pm

Description Section
Following our business meeting, join us for several interesting presentations. Hear about the description of functions work that TS-EAC is involved in, get a report on the survey of descriptive practices conducted by the section late last year, and receive an update on the eARD project out of Sweden.

Thursday August 20, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 21 Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

3:00pm

Electronic Records Section
The Electronic Records Section hosts a panel discussion on implementing digital preservation tools and systems. Archivists, product managers, and technologists lead a lively conversation on lessons learned through the planning, development, testing, and production of digital preservation applications, followed by time for questions and answers.

Thursday August 20, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 23 Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

3:00pm

Acquisitions and Appraisal Section
Following the annual business meeting and brief presentations, the membership discusses the ethical and other complexities involved with purchasing collections, donor requirements and restrictions, and transparency with the collecting process.  Join us!

Thursday August 20, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 25AB Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

3:00pm

Oral History Section
Please join us for the Oral History Section's annual business meeting. Following the meeting, we hold an open discussion. Attendees may bring questions or share their expertise and experience collecting, preserving, and providing access to oral history collections.

Thursday August 20, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 25C Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

3:00pm

Preservation Section
An update on the 2015 Heritage Health Index survey from Heritage Preservation President Tom Clareson follows the section’s business meeting. The main program is a lightning session on housings for non-standard archival objects, with presenters from various institutions showing a quick series of slides describing their objects, space and budget constraints, and housing solutions. 

Thursday August 20, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 26AB Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

3:00pm

Reference, Access and Outreach Section
Following a brief business meeting, the RAO Section hosts its fourth annual Marketplace of Ideas!  Participants can browse and shop at a selection of market stalls, each with different discussions and demonstrations that address key issues, approaches, and strategies of current relevance to RAO archivists today. For more information, including a list of the marketplace vendors and goods, please see the RAO website: http://www2.archivists.org/groups/reference-access-and-outreach-section.

Thursday August 20, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 22 Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

3:00pm

Visual Materials Section
The VM Section brings together anyone interested in photographs, films, maps, posters, and other visual collections. In addition to VM business, such as ongoing initiatives and committee reports, the meeting incorporates a program on visual materials topics or breakout sessions on relevant issues. For information, visit the section website: http://www2.archivists.org/groups/visual-materials-section.

Thursday August 20, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 26C Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114
 
Friday, August 21
 

1:00pm

College and University Archives Section
Please join the College and University Archives Section for our annual meeting, which includes small group discussions about emerging and current issues in the field of academic archives, as well as a business meeting announcing election results and reports from our section leaders.

Friday August 21, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 23 Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

1:00pm

Government Records Section
The Government Records Section is open to anyone interested in issues related to public records from all levels of government.  Join us for a discussion of challenges faced by government repositories, why public archives matter, and what role the GRS can play, as well as an update on the Local Government Archives Survey.

Friday August 21, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 25AB Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

1:00pm

Archivists of Religious Collections Section
The topic, “Data Driven Decision Making for Selecting Digitization Projects,” examines how archivists are looking for new ways to identify materials to digitize in ways that meet the needs of their patrons. In his case study, Ryan K. Lee examines efforts to improve digitization selection choices in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University. He describes data-driven digitization, discusses the sources of data used to drive those decisions, and looks ahead to the next steps.

Friday August 21, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 26AB Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

1:00pm

Business Archives Section
The Business Archives Section meeting is open to anyone interested in archiving business records. Members review Section business, discuss new opportunities, and announce section election results. Join us for some great networking opportunities, as well as some inspired dialogue on the current business environment.

Friday August 21, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 25C Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

1:00pm

Manuscript Repositories Section
The section continues its exploration of born-digital records with a lightning round of reports by Jump In 3 participants, updates from Jump In 1 and 2 alumni, and questions and answers. In the second half of the meeting, hear presentations geared toward section interests from topics identified by section members.

Friday August 21, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 26C Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

1:00pm

Museum Archives Section
The meeting is an opportunity to network and to engage in section activities. It includes reports, officers’ introductions, and an address from the incoming chair followed by discussion of the goals, session proposals, and activities of the two working groups, Standards and Best Practices and Museum and Archives Advocacy.

Friday August 21, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 21 Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114