This year’s theme for the Society of Ohio Archivists American Archives Month poster is “Hometown Heroes: How the People of Ohio Made a Difference in their Communities.” The images featured on the poster were submitted from historical societies, libraries, and archives around the state, representing local individuals who made significant contributions in their region of Ohio and to state and national history.
The fall 2018 Ohio IR Day will take place 10:00am-2:00pm on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at the State Library of Ohio. Registration is now open.
Virginia Dressler, Digital Project Librarian at Kent State University will give the keynote presentation: Privacy Considerations for Digital Collections. The talk will focus on issues around privacy in digital collections; identifying private information and ethical considerations around less apparent privacy violations. Some case studies will be shared as well as some frameworks for practitioners to use to identify and assess privacy in digital projects.
The day also will include lightning-round presentations and birds-of-a-feather discussions. We are currently looking for Lightning Round speakers. Have you been working a cool project that you would like to demo? Do you have some tips/tricks you would like to share? Please indicate on the registration form if you would like to present. Presentations should be about 5-7 minutes long.
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) is hosting its spring 2019 meeting in Morgantown, WV, April 11-13, 2019, and we cordially invite our Ohio colleagues to join us!
We are looking for proposals that align with the theme of “Working Archives: A Labor of Love.” The proposal submission deadline has been extended to September 30, 2018. We will also be accepting individual proposals that the Program Committee may choose to assemble into panels of complementary presentations; however, we prefer submissions of a cohesive panel. If you submit an individual proposal, please indicate “Individual” in the type of submission.
You may use the following Google spreadsheet to identify speakers. We do not monitor this sheet; it is solely a tool to connect to other speakers: https://bit.ly/2xgfirf
See the CFP for full details and submission guidelines. All proposals must be submitted through the official form in the CFP: https://marac2019morgantown.wordpress.com/2018/08/02/call-for-proposals/
|Event Name:||Disaster Planning: Are You Prepared?|
|Description:||You never know when disaster will strike. It is important to be prepared and to plan for the unforeseen.
During this emergency preparedness workshop, we’ll explore various aspects of disaster planning to help you find a place to start. Learn from colleagues in public and academic libraries in Ohio as we share stories of lessons learned, familiarize yourself with different types of disaster planning resources, and identify key aspects of disaster planning development that you can implement today.Learning Objectives:
Holly Prochaska, Preservation Librarian and co-manager of the Preservation Lab, a collaborative hybrid lab of The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and the University of Cincinnati Libraries. Holly has worked at the University of Cincinnati Libraries since 1999 and has been the Preservation Librarian since 2006. Prior to heading Preservation, Holly coordinated University of Cincinnati Libraries’ renovation projects and facilities maintenance for the 10 library facilities. She has been an active member in the Ohio Preservation Council, serving as Chair from 2016 – 2017.
Ashleigh Schieszer, holds an MA in Art Conservation from Buffalo State College and is the conservator of special collections and co-manager of the Preservation Lab. Ashleigh has managed special collections treatment at the Preservation Lab since 2013 and is currently serving as Education and Programs Chair for the Ohio Preservation Council.
|Event Time:||09:30 AM – 03:30 PM Eastern|
Click HERE for more information and to register
|Cleveland Heights-University Heights Library
2345 Lee Rd
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118Registration:
GEO Cost: $160
There is an additional $15 surcharge for facility use and amenities.
We encourage you to register a minimum of three (3) days in advance for this event in order to ensure that we can accommodate your full participation in terms of seating, hand-outs, food, etc.
Get ready for #AskAnArchivist Day on Wednesday, October 3, when archivists around the country will answer questions about archives. Find ideas for promoting the day among your users and developing a plan with your colleagues to respond to tweets. Follow other #AskAnArchivist Day participants, and email Abigail Christian with your institution’s handle to join the list.
Source: Society of American Archivists, In the Loop for Wednesday, September 12, 2018
What Is #AskAnArchivist Day? (Source: https://www2.archivists.org/initiatives/askanarchivist-day )
It’s an opportunity to:
- Break down the barriers that make archivists seem inaccessible.
- Talk directly to the public—via Twitter—about what you do, why it’s important and, of course, the interesting records with which you work.
- Join with archivists around the country and the world to make an impact on the public’s understanding of archives while celebrating American Archives Month!
- Interact with users, supporters, and prospective supporters about the value of archives.
- Hear directly from the public about what they’re most interested in learning about from archives and archivists.
Fall Meeting 2018
Join the Society of Ohio Archivists and the Ohio Local History Alliance for the 2018 joint meeting and conference: The Past is Present
October 5-6, 2018 – Crown Plaza, Dublin, Ohio
It is OLHA’s annual meeting (packed with great sessions) with the addition of a SOA track on Friday (day 1), serving as SOA’s fall conference. Come for SOA’s sessions or come for the entire conference!
- Member (SOA/OLHA) $85; Nonmember $105; Student $51
- Also single day rates and preconference workshop available. See registration link.
- Register online by September 21 at http://www.ohiohistorystore.com/Product_Min.aspx?ProductId=9209
Accommodations: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Crowne Plaza in Dublin (800.309.0989). Ask for the event code OLH or register online using this link to receive the discounted conference room rate of $101.00 + tax per night. Be sure to book your reservation by September 20; after September 20, the block of rooms will be released and the hotel may charge higher rates. Parking is free.
For more information on the full program see http://www.ohiolha.org/what-we-do/alliance-annual-meeting/ or download the program brochure.
SOA TRACK – Friday Oct 5
9-9:50am – Basics of Finding Aids
Writing finding aids for your collections can feel daunting if you don’t know where to start. This session is intended for individuals who have little or no prior experience writing finding aids, and will focus on just the basics: what information does a finding aid absolutely need to include to meet archival best practices, and how can you get there simply.
Cate Putirskis, special collection processing manager, The Ohio State University Libraries
10:10-11:00am – Project STAND
This year’s SOA Merit Award winner will highlight and discuss Project STAND (Student Activism Now Documented), which unifies historical materials documenting student activism from a variety of academic institutions.
Lae’l Hughes-Watkins, university archivist, assistant professor, Kent State University Libraries
11:20-12:10pm – Grant Opportunities for Preservation and Access
Representatives from the Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board and the Ohio Preservation Council will discuss grant opportunities relating to preserving and providing access to historical materials offered by their respective organizations.
Ashleigh Schieszer, OPC & Ron Davidson, OHRAB
2:00-2:50pm – Ask an Archivist
Archivists from different sized institutions and with a variety of job descriptions will be ready to discuss a variety of archival issues including donor relations, digital projects, archival best practices, and more. Come ready with archives questions!
Robin Heise, records manager/archivist, Greene County Records Center and Archives; Nancy Horlacher, local history specialist, Dayton Metro Library; Amy McCrory, head, Digital Imaging Unit, The Ohio State University Libraries; Collette McDonough, archivist and library manager, Kettering Foundation; Adam Wanter, digital and special collections archivist, MidPointe Library System.
3:10-4:00pm – Bertie’s Journals: The Dawes Arboretum Digitization Project
In late 2016, The Dawes Arboretum History Department began to prepare for the digitization of its entire archival collection. The starting point of this project would be to digitize Arboretum co-founder Bertie Dawes’s journals. This presentation, using the journals as a case study, will outline the steps small institutions can take to begin mass digitization projects that have an online presence.
Sarah Aisenbrey, archivist, The Dawes Arboretum
Vice President | Liaison to Educational Programming Committee
Society of Ohio Archivists
Introduction to Archives (Online Course)
Enroll Here: https://preservethis.org/p/intro-to-archives
This course provides an overview of sound archival practices and the long-term care of permanent records. Participants will learn how to determine what records should be archived and how to connect preservation efforts to the processing and storage of collections. Basic physical processing of archival collections — proper ways to identify, prepare, and store materials — as well as evaluating the records for preservation concerns will be covered The importance of maintaining intellectual control of materials, including the creation of finding aids, will be emphasized. Quizzes and homework will allow participants to put their new-found knowledge to use immediately.
- Describe the role of the archivist
- Learn how to make appraisal decisions
- Discover how to organize records
- Identify necessary actions that will prevent and slow down deterioration of records
- Create tools to help your users locate what they need from the collection
- Construct a finding aid
- Compose a reference policy for access
Course Fee: $225.00
When does the course start and finish?
This course starts on Sep 17, 2018. It is an asynchronous online course designed to be completed in 6 weeks. Participants will spend approximately 2 hours each week on viewing lectures, answering quizzes and completing discussion, reading, and homework assignments. It is recommended that you complete each week’s work within that week to stay in sync with other learners.
When is the last day for enrollment?
Sep 14, 2018
For more info or to enroll: https://preservethis.org/p/intro-to-archives
To pay by invoice please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For a list of all courses: https://preservethis.org/courses
On November 1-2, 2018, Kelvin Smith Library will be hosting “The Digital and Democracy” Digital Scholarship Colloquium bringing together the vanguard of professionals using digital tools to advance democracy. The colloquium will delve into how research can be used for the advocacy of communities experiencing disruption and inequality and in all the points that touch a person’s life, including, healthcare, housing, environment, social justice. The program will feature the country’s top scholarly work and digital tools used to scale the heights of democratic power and influence.
More Information: http://library.case.edu/dsc2018/
Student, academic, and nonprofit rates available! Purchase your tickets today: https://community.case.edu/KSL/rsvp_boot?id=388357
See you in Cleveland!
Preservation Management and Collections Care – A two-day, In-person Workshop
When: Sept. 24 & 25, 2018, 9am – 4pm CDT
Where: John James Audubon Museum and Nature Center, Henderson, Kentucky
About the Program: This two day workshop provides a basic introduction to the concepts and standards used to build an effective preservation program. The curriculum covers preservation policies, environmental and storage conditions, care and handling of collection materials, reformatting, emergency preparedness, and program assessment. The instructor will discuss realistic approaches to preservation at small and medium sized organizations, and small group work will encourage participants to discuss their own preservation goals together.
Instructor: Danielle Spalenka, NEDCC Preservation Specialist
Fee: $80 registration fee for 2 day workshop This special low-cost program is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
To Register: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.nedcc.org_preservation-2Dtraining_training-2Dcurrentlist&d=DwIGaQ&c=3buyMx9JlH1z22L_G5pM28wz_Ru6WjhVHwo-vpeS0Gk&r=9I05oyw0RwVBI_pEJfHVBAWd6vtf3lclRVa_chs7tCg&m=TVKCKhP3ciO_jNPD1e08qANcQtykGQ8CyTdVHvesMdg&s=WzkdcsUBRHnIENP7z5p5baHD0HU6-bFDHSIxEvWqsvs&e=
Registration deadline: September 20
Questions? Contact: Preservation Specialist Danielle Spalenka, dspalenka at nedcc dot org
NEDCC | Northeast Document Conservation Center Preserving Collections Nationwide – www.nedcc.org
The Digitization Unit at the Ohio History Connection is currently considering applicants for the position of Project Coordinator, National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio. This position will manage newspaper digitization projects, including overseeing selection, technical and administrative activities; assisting with design and development of project website; and managing relationships with external partners and vendors. It will also involve public presentations and other outreach activities. A full job description can be found at our website: https://www.ohiohistory.org/about-us/jobs.
Please submit applications and resumes through our online application process by September 23, 2018. If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact the Human Resources Department at email@example.com.