Ohio Archivists – A*CENSUS II: All Archivists Survey – Your Story. Our Future.

SOA is partnering with SAA and Ithaka S+R for the A*CENSUS II: All Archivists Survey, a major nationwide survey of the archives profession which has just launched. The All Archivists Survey aims to gather information from every archivist and community memory worker in the US on their demographics, educational backgrounds, job placements, and salaries, as well as perspectives on key issues in the field.

A*CENSUS II seeks to understand how the knowledge and skills of archivists and memory workers has evolved since the original A*CENSUS, conducted 17 years ago. By participating in this survey you are helping us understand not only how far we’ve come, but where we need and want to go in the coming years. A*CENSUS II findings will be shared widely with the profession, and the more people who participate, the stronger the data and resulting action will be. Continue reading

Last Updated on December 8, 2021 by janet_carleton

Ohio News: Greene County Archives Open House!

The Greene County Archives will host an Open House on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. We hope you will join us!

Invitation to Greene County Archives Open House October 20, 2021As part of the Open House, we will have special exhibits and displays, provide tours of our facility, and have some light refreshments. And, our Open House wouldn’t be complete without the Victrola playing some fun tunes! Continue reading

Last Updated on October 25, 2021 by janet_carleton

SOA Council Meeting Minutes for Sept 20, 2021 Available

The Society of Ohio Archivists most recent leadership meeting minutes, from September 20, 2021, can now be found on the Council Meeting Minutes page. The document includes many between-meeting actions from the spring.

Interested in SOA over time? Also on that page are minutes dating back to 1997. In addition to documenting actions from the leadership meeting, minutes include reports from the treasurer as well as from committees and task forces.

Last Updated on October 6, 2021 by janet_carleton

Ohio Archivist Fall 2021 Issue Available

Ohio Archivist Fall 2021 Issue coverThe fall 2021 issue of Ohio Archivist, SOA’s biennial publication, is now available to download as a PDF.

In this issue you will find a information about the Fall SOA/OLHA  Annual Meeting, a first look at the Archives Month poster, a recap of the Spring/Summer Annual Conference, a Resource Roundup in Digital Discussions, and much more!

Contents:
– Overcoming Obstacles for the 2021 Annual Fall Meeting
– President’s Message
– SOA News: Archives Month Poster
– 2021 Annual Conference Recap: Archives in an Era of Change
– Resource Roundup by Jenni Salamon
– Member News
– New Leadership

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

Last Updated on October 18, 2021 by janet_carleton

New Map of Archives Across Ohio

Just in time for Archives Month, the Society of Ohio Archivists Advocacy and Outreach Committee are pleased to announce a new Google Map of Ohio archival institutions! The institutions mapped are drawn from those who submitted their information for the 2019 Ohio Archives Passport.

Questions? Contact the Advocacy and Outreach Committee Cochairs Natalie Fritz and Jenifer Baker.

Last Updated on September 28, 2021 by janet_carleton

Weds (9/29) Last Day to Register for SOA/OLHA Fall Meeting 2021

Wednesday, September 29, 2021, is the LAST day to register for the annual Ohio Local History Alliance and Society of Ohio Archivists fall meeting (virtual), will be held Thursday September 30-Saturday October 2, with the theme of Challenge Accepted: Overcoming Obstacles.

Register online through 9/29–see the SOA Meeting page for registration and more details. Fees are member (SOA/OLHA) $40; nonmember $50; student/unemployed/furloughed $20. Continue reading

Last Updated on October 6, 2021 by janet_carleton

Archives Month 2021: Make Plans, Share Your Plans (Updated)!

October is American Archives Month and the Advocacy and Outreach Committee would like to take the opportunity to highlight and celebrate archives all throughout Ohio!

Update: We are canceling the behind-the-scenes virtual Zoom tours for this year. With all that is going on in the world, and our late start, we weren’t able to get enough sign-ups. We have high hopes for next year, and plan to make these behind-the-scenes “crawls” a regular part of our Archives Month promotions in future years.

In the meantime, please see the virtual archives tours from our June Annual Meeting. This session, now on SOA’s YouTube, featured Miami University with Rachel Makarowski and Candace Pine; University of Dayton with Amy Rohmiller and Kristina Schulz; and the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions with Gino Pasi.

Ways to celebrate Archives Month

Ohio Archives Month 2021 Poster - jpgHold an Event: If your archive site hasn’t made plans yet to do something to celebrate and acknowledge Archives Month, we encourage you to hold some sort of event (in person or virtual) to let people get to know your archives!

Let us know: If you already have something planned (like an open house, talk, etc.), please share the details so that we can publish a list of Ohio Archives Month activities around the state on the SOA website. You can send event details to Advocacy and Outreach Committee Cochair Natalie Fritz.

Download and display this year’s Archives Month in Ohio poster, Ohio’s Wonderland: Unboxing The Great Outdoors. (Coming soon: a post from A&O on the making of the poster and the great submissions from archives around the state.)

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Last Updated on October 28, 2021 by janet_carleton

Annual OHLA/SOA Fall Meeting, Sept 30-Oct 2, 2021

The 2021 annual Ohio Local History Alliance and Society of Ohio Archivists fall meeting (virtual), will be held Thursday September 30-Saturday October 2, with the theme of Challenge Accepted: Overcoming Obstacles.

Register online through September 29–see the SOA Meeting page for registration and more details. Fees are member (SOA/OLHA) $40; nonmember $50; student/unemployed/furloughed $20.

Continue reading

Last Updated on October 6, 2021 by janet_carleton

SOA Council Meeting Minutes for June 28, 2021 Available

The Society of Ohio Archivists most recent leadership meeting minutes, from June 28, 2021, can be found on the Council Meeting Minutes page. The document includes many between-meeting actions from the spring.

Interested in SOA over time? Also on that page are minutes dating back to 1997. In addition to documenting actions from the leadership meeting, minutes include reports from the treasurer as well as from committees and task forces.

Last Updated on July 14, 2021 by janet_carleton