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Call for the next Editor-in-Chief of The Ohio Archivist

The SOA’s biannual publication, The Ohio Archivist, is currently seeking a new Editor-in-Chief. The incoming editor will work cooperatively with current editor, Kayla Harris, on the Spring 2021 issue and will take over exclusively for the Fall 2021 publication.

The Editor-in-Chief position is a three-year, ex-officio non-voting Council position that requires attendance at Council meetings. The position requires approximately 8-10 hours of work (2X per year). This managing editor position entails the coordination and management of all the content for our statewide publication, including overseeing work submitted by Associate Editors for columns and features. Again this is a content editorship; it involves very little design or formatting work on the newsletter as that work is completed by the Ohio History Connection. The position is a great opportunity for those who are interested in editorial work, and has been used as a springboard for editing national publications.

If you are interested in applying, please send a CV and a writing sample to current Editor-in-Chief, Kayla Harris, kharris2@udayton.edu by December 1, 2020. SOA Council will review the applications and make a decision by January 2021.

Please feel free to call or email Kayla with any questions. We hope you will consider this great opportunity to become involved in your professional organization.

Kayla Harris, Editor-in-Chief, The Ohio Archivist

Ohio Archivist Fall 2020 Issue Available

Ohio Archivist Fall 2020 Issue coverThe fall 2020 issue of the Ohio Archivist, SOA’s biennial publication, is now available to download as a PDF or view in ISSUU!

In this issue you will find a recap of our first online Annual Meeting, information about the joint fall meeting, the SOA Council Statement on Racial Inequality and Black Lives Matter, a preview of the Archives Month poster, a new Digital Discussions article, and much more!

Contents:
– SOA Council Statement on Racial Inequality and Black Lives Matter
– President’s Message
– SOA News: 2020 Joint Fall Meeting: History is Happening Now!; Archives Month; Annual Meeting Recap; Ohio History Day Awards; Merit Awards and New Professional Scholarship Awards
– “A Closer Look at the Ohio State University Libraries’ Suffrage Scrapbooks: ‘Vote for Woman Suffrage'” by Jolie Braun
– “The Great Disturbance: The First to Leave and the Last to Return” by Christine Engels
– Digital Discussions: DEAI and YOu(r Digital Collections) by Jenni Salamon
– News & Notes

See all past Ohio Archivist issues on that publication’s page.

Ohio Archivist “News & Notes” Call for Submissions, Fall 2020

Ohio Archivist header graphicWe are now collecting submissions of “News & Notes” for the fall 2020 issue of the Society of Ohio Archivists’ newsletter Ohio Archivist.

You do not have to be a member of SOA to submit your news–all Ohio archives, records, and special collections news is welcome!

Submissions should be under 250 words and are due to news editor Jessica Heys, no later than the end of day Sunday, July 19, 2020.

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Fall 2019 Ohio Archivist is out!

Ohio Archivist 2019 Fall cover The Fall 2019 issue of the Ohio Archivist is now available on the website at www.ohioarchivists.org/ohioarchivist/.

Please note that the newsletter was sent to current members via email on August 28. If you did not receive that email, check with SOA Liaison Betsy Hedler at ohioarchivists@ohiohistory.org regarding your membership status.

In this issue you will find a recap of the SOA Spring Conference, information about the upcoming Fall Meeting, a new Digital Discussions article, and much more!

The Spring SOA Newsletter is now available!

The Spring 2019 issue of the Ohio Archivist is now available! In this issue you will find all the information about the spring annual meeting. The issue also contains grant and award information; news from SOA members and institutions across the state; 2019’s Archives Month Poster theme; a recap of the joint OLHA/SOA fall meeting; and statements from the the 2019 SOA slate of candidates that will be voted on during the annual meeting.

Society of Ohio Archivists’ 2018 Spring Newsletter

The front cover of the 2018 Spring Issue of the Ohio Archivist.
The Spring 2018 issue of the Ohio Archivist is now available! In this issue you will find all the information about the spring annual meeting, including details on the Thursday evening mixer and the preconference workshop. The issue also contains grant and award information; news from SOA members and institutions across the state; a recap of the joint OLHA/SOA fall meeting; and statements from the the SOA slate of candidates that will be voted on during the annual meeting. Special 50th anniversary content includes more statements from SOA past presidents by Feature Editor George Bain.

Issues of the Ohio Archivist 1970-2001, Now Online

The Ohio State University Libraries has completed digitizing and archived the Ohio Archivist in the University’s Knowledge Bank. The Knowledge Bank (http://kb.osu.edu) is Ohio State’s institutional repository. Inclusion in the Knowledge Bank means that issues of the Ohio Archivist will be searchable (e.g. by Google) and available via the Internet. Other benefits of this arrangement include long-term preservation in a professionally managed repository, a worldwide audience, a long-term stable URL that can be used in citation, and an increased web presence.

The Ohio Archivist is the official newsletter of the Society of Ohio Archivists (SOA). Its primary mission is to serve as a conduit for information about the SOA and its membership. The Ohio Archivist also publishes articles containing general information about the archival profession, especially as it relates to archivists located within Ohio and the Midwest. The Ohio Archivist is published twice a year, in the spring and fall.

Issues from Spring 1970 through Spring 2001 are available online in the Knowledge Bank at the following link: https://kb.osu.edu/dspace/handle/1811/81927

Issues from Fall 2001 through Fall 2017 are available online on the Society of Ohio Archivists’ website at the following link: https://ohioarchivists.org/ohioarchivist/ 

 

Notification of Intent: OSU Knowledge Bank to Archive Digital Versions of the Ohio Archivist

We are pleased to announce that The Ohio State University Libraries will archive digital versions of the Ohio Archivist through the University’s Knowledge Bank. The Knowledge Bank (http://kb.osu.edu) is Ohio State’s institutional repository. Inclusion in the Knowledge Bank means that issues of the Ohio Archivist will be searchable (e.g. by Google) and available via the Internet. Other benefits of this arrangement include long-term preservation in a professionally managed repository, a worldwide audience, a long-term stable URL that can be used in citation, and an increased web presence.

We welcome questions from any author/contributor to the Ohio Archivist regarding inclusion in the Knowledge Bank. Please contact us at rheise@co.greene.oh.us.

Ohio Archivist Fall 2017 Issue – Out Now

The Ohio Archivist, Fall 2017 issue is now available. Our three feature pieces this fall deal with a local music history project at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives; House Bill 139 and the accessibility of adoption, and lunacy, records; and as part of the SOA’s 50th Anniversary, a “look back” by several past-presidents of the organization.

In addition you will find all of the usual favorites: write-ups on the annual meeting and the upcoming joint OLHA/SOA meeting in October; Dan Noonan’s DiGITaL piece on finding a balance in how much metadata archivists create; the “Newcomers” article in which Tanya Maus, Ph.D, describes two student led projects at the Peace Resource Center at Wilmington College plus all the news and notes from members and member institutions across the state.

Finally, due to the SOA’s brand new logo, the Ohio Archivist underwent a redesign which we know you will like. We thank Kim Koloski our design editor at the Ohio History Connection for her exceptional work and creativity.

Enjoy! And thank you all so much for your continued readership.

The Ohio Archivist Fall 2017 Issue