News Archive: 2007-2013


News from MDAH: Preservation and Digitization Grants for Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Bring your preservation or digital grant ideas to this workshop and learn how to develop a proposal during a day of discussion and activities. Topics will include getting started on your grant proposal, funders and sources for finding them, key components of a proposal, grant guidelines, the review process, and grant management. Presented by Tom Clareson (Senior Consultant, Digital and Preservation Services, LYRASIS) in Jackson on February 22, 2013. Registration is $20 and includes lunch. Complete and submit the registration form at http://mdah.state.ms.us/admin/mhrab/RegForm.pdf by February 19, 2013. Contact Melanie Collins at 601-576-6810, mcollins@mdah.state.ms.us, to receive more information.

Also, on April 17, 2013 the Mississippi Historical Records Advisory Board will co-sponsor an archival digitization pre-conference workshop at the biennial meeting of the Society of Mississippi Archivists at Delta State University in Cleveland. The presenters will be Pamela Williamson and Kathryn Michelis, of the University of Mississippi. In coming weeks, visit http://www.msarchivists.org/ to register or learn more about this workshop.


Call for Papers: Deadline Extended to February 8, 2013!
2013 Society of Mississippi Archivists Conference
April 17-19, 2013

In preparation for the 2013 Society of Mississippi Archivists biennial conference in Cleveland, Mississippi, the Society of Mississippi Archivists is seeking paper proposals on all areas of archives and archival work. Topics might include, but are not limited to, archival education or training, utilizing social media, fundraising, digitization and outreach.

Sessions are typically 45 minutes to 1 hour in length. For session proposals please include the title, an abstract (of approximately 500 words), and the names of the presenter(s) with affiliation and contact information.

Students are encouraged to submit proposals for a session presentation or a poster on research projects and activities.

Please submit proposals to Jennifer Rose at jdrose@sunflower.lib.ms.us on or before Friday, February 8, 2013.


Preservation of Books and Archival Materials Workshop

Preservation of Books and Archival Materials, a workshop focusing on the preservation of books and a variety of archival materials, and with a participatory book-mending component, will be presented by Jennifer Brannock (USM) and Linda Overman (Southern Preservation, Inc.) in Jackson on January 31, 2013. Each participant will receive a small complimentary set of preservation tools. Registration is $20 and includes lunch. Registration deadline is January 28, 2013. Call Melanie Collins at 601-576-6810 or visit our Web site at http://mdah.state.ms.us/admin/mhrab/programs.php to register or receive more information.

Also during the spring, MHRAB will offer workshops about disaster plan development and collection digitization. The dates, hours, and locations for these workshops will be announced in coming weeks.


Next SMA Board Meeting: January 22, 2013

All SMA members are welcome to attend the upcoming Board Meeting at 10:30 a.m. on January 22, 2013 at the Mississippi Department of Archives &History. The meeting scheduled for January 15 was postponed due to weather.


The Primary Source: Call for Submissions
On the Map: The Function, Use, and Preservation of Maps in Archives 

The Primary Source seeks articles/essays for its next issue focusing on maps. What innovative ways have you used to encourage researchers to make use of maps? Has collecting maps become an important part of your collection policy and why?

The Primary Source is the journal for the Society of Mississippi Archivists (SMA). The journal is an online-only journal.

Please consider contributing articles/essays of 1000-2000 words in .rtf format for this or future issues!

Target Dates:
Abstracts (250 words or less): Wednesday, October 31
Notifications: Friday, November 2
Articles Due: Friday, November 30

Send all submissions or questions to editor Mona Vance at mvance@lowndes.lib.ms.us or call 662-329-5304.


October is Archives Month!

Check out SMA’s list of events and 2012 poster: msarchivists.org/ArchivesMonth2012.html


Call For Papers
Social Networking and Web 2.0 in Archives

The Primary Source seeks articles/essays focusing on social networking an web 2.0 in archives. Does your institution have a presence on the web? If so, in what form does it take shape: a blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc.? Does your institution have a defined strategy for its web presence? How effective has your web 2.0 experience been? What have been the benefits, drawbacks, surprises, or challenges?

Target Dates:

Abstracts (250 words or less): October 4

Notifications: October 17

Articles Due: November 25

Send all submissions or questions to Mona K. Vance at mvance@lowndes.lib.ms.us or call 662-329-5304.

The Primary Source is the journal for the Society of Mississippi Archivists (SMA). The journal is an online-only journal.

The journal also welcomes the return of former editor, Mona K. Vance (editor in 2009)!

Please consider contributing articles/essays of 1000-2000 words in .rtf format for this or future issues!

To view past issues of The Primary Source please visit: https://msarchivists.org/pubs.html.

The Society of Mississippi Archivists was organized and chartered as a non-profit educational organization in 1977. It hopes to inform cultural heritage professionals in a variety of institutions by offering Primary Source as a free, online journal with articles from a wide range of contributors.


Archivists will be “Reflecting Mississippi” during Archives Month this October

COLUMBUS, Miss.-Through the month of October, archives and repositories across Mississippi will host various events and activities in promotion of Archives Month. Archives Month is a way to raise public awareness by calling attention to the role various organizations play in preserving historical and cultural records.

This year’s theme, Reflecting Mississippi” (poster – PDF) allows archives to showcase their multifaceted collections that represent an historical and ever-evolving state.

Organizations are participating in a variety of ways from hosting exhibits to conducting tours. Some of the events across the state planned for Archives Month this year are listed here.

Society of Mississippi Archivists President, Mona K. Vance, said, “Archives Month is a great way for the public to learn more about the many people and institutions that work diligently to preserve this state�s historical treasures.”

Archives Month in Mississippi is promoted by the Society of Mississippi Archivists (SMA) and sponsored by the Mississippi Historical Records Advisory Board. The Society of Mississippi Archivists celebrates the important work of preserving the cultural heritage of Mississippi and serves as a point of information for people interested in the rich documentary history of the state. To learn more about SMA visit http://www.msarchivists.org or visit them on Facebook.

The Mississippi Historical Records Advisory Board (MHRAB) provides professional assistance, resources, and programming to support the preservation and accessibility of the state’s invaluable historical documents and records. It serves as the central advisory board for historical records planning and project assistance in Mississippi. For further information on MHRAB go to http://www.mdah.state.ms.us/admin/shrab/shrab.php.

Archives are locations were collections and records of historical value are maintained, preserved, and made accessible to the public. They may be located in historic societies, academic or public libraries, court houses, corporations, or governmental entities.

Mississippi’s statewide participation is an extension of the national celebration of American Archives Month hosted by the Society of American Archivists.

The first celebration of Archives Week can be traced to the Archives Round Table of Metropolitan NewYork in New York City in 1989. More information on archivists and American Archives Month can be found at the Societyof American Archivists website at http://www.archivists.org.

For more information on Archives Month events, contact Mona K. Vance with the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library at (662) 329-5304.


Mississippi Historical Records Advisory Board
2010 Workshop Schedule

Pre-registration is required; there will be no on-site registration.
To find more information and register, go to http://mdah.state.ms.us/admin/shrab/programs.php or contact Melanie Collins at 601-576-6810, mcollins@mdah.state.ms.us

Archival Processing This workshop, taught by Mona Vance (Columbus-Lowndes Public Library) and Ryan Semmes (MSU), will focus on arrangement, description, and preservation of historical materials in small to mid-size institutions and public libraries. It will be held in Columbus on August 24, 2010, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with sign-in beginning at 8:30 a.m., at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library. $30 (includes lunch)

Basic Archives Taught by Leigh McWhite (UM) and Jennifer Ford (UM), this workshop will provide essential information about collection acquisition, evaluation, processing, preservation, and access for small to mid-size repositories with historical materials. The workshop will be held at the William Winter Archives and History Building in Jackson on September 7, 2010, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with sign-in beginning at 8:30 a.m. $30 (includes lunch)

NEW: Documenting Communities and Organizations This workshop is for libraries, archives, and historical organizations that preserve and provide access to materials documenting community organizations, such as records, scrapbooks, artifacts, and photographs. The focus will be on active collection of historical materials in collaboration with these organizations and will cover the evaluation, processing and preservation of materials. Diane Ross (USM), Shugana Williams (USM), and Emily Erwin (DSU) will teach the workshop, which will be held at the William Winter Archives and History Building in Jackson on October 8, 2010, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with sign-in beginning at 8:30 a.m. $30 (includes lunch)

NEW: Preservation of Books & Archival Materials Offered as a pre-conference workshop at the Mississippi Library Association’s annual conference, this workshop will focus on the preservation of books and a variety of archival materials. Jennifer Brannock (USM) and Linda Overman (private conservator) will teach the workshop in Vicksburg, on October 19, 2010, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with sign-in beginning at 8:30 a.m. For more information contact the Mississippi Library Association at info@misslib.org or go to the website at http://www.misslib.org.

NEW: Archival Digitization: Practical Solutions on a Budget In response to frequent requests, a workshop providing an overview of digitization will be taught by Jason Kovari (UM) and Pamela Williamson (UM). Includedwill be preservation and access, creating metadata and following copyright standards, long-term storage practices, review of various content management systems, and comparison of in-house digitization and out-sourcing. The class, which will also help to identify feasible participant digitization projects based on institutional capacity, will be held in Jackson at the William Winter Archives and History Building on November 9, 2010, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with sign-in beginning at 8:30 a.m. $30 (includes lunch)

Funding provided by Institute for Museum and Library Services, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, and National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


September 2010
SMA Board Meeting on September 23rd

All SMA members are welcome to attend the upcoming Board Meeting on September 23rd at 1pm. The meeting will be held at the Southern Archives Conference (SAC) in Birmingham, Alabama at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

For information on the establishment of the Southern Archives Conference visit: http://www.tennesseearchivists.org/meeting-eventinfo.html


The Primary Source Journal
CFP: Civil Rights in the Digital Realm

The Primary Source seeks articles/essays focusing on the creation, maintenance, and reception of digital collections that document the Civil Rights Movement. As digital collections have become more prevalent, the Civil Rights Movement has become one of the most popular sources of material. The Primary Source would like to share your experiences with our readers. What software have you utilized in the creation of these digital collections? Have you utilized Civil Rights collections online as a method of outreach for your institution? What has been the reception of having these materials available online? Who is your target audience? What would you do differently? You may also want to discuss the limitations of resources that document the Civil Rights Movement, including issues with electronic records.

The Primary Source is the journal for the Society of Mississippi Archivists. The journal is an online-only journal. The Society of Mississippi Archivists hopes to inform cultural heritage professionals in a variety of institutions by offering a free, online journal with articles from a wide range of contributors.

Please consider contributing articles/essays of 1000-2000 words in .rtf format for this or future issues!

Target Dates:

Abstracts: August 15

Notifications: September 1

Articles: October 1

Please forward to any additional listserv or individual not included in this email.

To view the most recent issue of The Primary Source please visit:
http://www.msarchivists.org/pubs.html

For more information about The Primary Source contact Ryan P. Semmes, Editor, at 662-325-9355 or by email at rsemmes@library.msstate.edu.


April 2010
SMA Newsletter

Please email any events going on at your library now or during the summer months that you would like included in the upcoming SMA Newsletter. For example, any new or upcoming exhibits, additions of collections or materials to your library or institution, or just big news or praise that you would like to share.

Please send the information by April 30th to Heather Weeden, SMA Newsletter editor, at weeden@mc.edu


June 2010
SMA Board Meeting on June 29th

All SMA members are welcome to attend the upcoming Board Meeting on June 29th at 10:30am in the BoardRoom at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.


July 2009
SMA Board Meeting on July 21st

All SMA members are welcome to attend the upcoming Board Meeting on July 21st at 1:00pm in the Board Room at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.


February 2009
SMA Officer Nominations

We have received nominations for secretary/treasurer and vice-president/president elect for the Society of Mississippi Archivists. Jennifer Rose, the Public History Coordinator from the Sunflower County Library System, is on the ballot for the secretary/treasurer position with Mona Vance, Archivist from Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, as the Vice-President/President-Elect.

We will receive additional nominations (self-nominations accepted) until the end of February. Voting for these positions will take place at the annual business meeting held on April 24 at 11:45. This meeting will happen on the Coast as the last action of the Annual Conference.

If you have any questions or would like to nominate/self-nominate someone for this position, please feel free to contact me at Jennifer.Brannock@usm.edu or 601.266.4347.


December 2008
“Basics of Archives” workshop at Columbus-Lowndes Public Library on February 9th 2009

Coming Soon to a Repository near You: “Basics of Archives,” a practical, one-day workshop for those who work with historical records but have little or no archival training, will be presented at Columbus-Lowndes Public Library at 314 North Seventh Street in Columbus, MS, on February 9, 2009. Mona Vance, Archivist in the library’s The Buckley Genealogy Room and The Billups-Garth Archives, will lead this all-day workshop. It will run from 9:00 – 4:00. Participants will learn what makes historical records historical; how to take care of historical records so they can be used in the next century; how to protect historical collections from theft and destruction; where to learn more about caring for historical records, and much, much more. The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library is sponsoring the workshop in collaboration with the Mid-Gulf Coast Continuing Education for Archivists Collaborative (MGCCEAC). This weirdly-named collaborative includes the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, the Alabama Department of Archives and History, and the Louisiana Archives and Manuscripts Association. As a collaborative effort they are developing a way to provide a sustainable program of good, convenient, and inexpensive continuing education opportunities for keepers of the historical record in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama . The MGCCEAC is supported by a three-year grant from the Institute for Library and Museum Services, a federal funding agency. The collaborative will offer frequent workshops throughout MS, AL, and LA. The “Basics of Archives” workshop consists of both lecture-based and computer-based lessons. Registration includes a workbook, a CD containing the computer-based lessons,and a box lunch. To register, send your contact information and a check (payable to the Society of Mississippi Archivists) for $30 to Columbus Basics of Archives, c/o Shugana Williams, Society of Mississippi Archivists Treasurer, Katrina Research Center, The University of Southern Mississippi, 730 East Beach Blvd, Long Beach, MS 39560 . There is limited seating, and registration closes on February 1. For more information, contact Elizabeth H. Dow, MGCCEAC Coordinator, at edow1@lsu.edu or (225) 578-3158.


November 2008
SMA Board Meeting on November 21st

All SMA members are welcome to attend the upcoming Board Meeting on November 21st at 11:30am in Room 203 of the Gulf Coast Library on the USM Long Beach campus.


October 2008
Archives Month Activities

October is Archives Month! Click here to see a list of Archives Month activities in Mississippi.


August 2008
New SMA Mailing Address

P.O. Box 17483
Hattiesburg, MS 39404-7483


August 2008
SMA Board Meeting on August 21st

All SMA members are welcome to attend the upcoming Board Meeting on August 21st at 10:30 am in Jackson at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. The meeting will be held in the board room.


June 2008
Mississippi featured in SAA Archives Month Public Relations Kit

Activities around Mississippi for Archives Month in October 2007 are featured in the SAA Archives Month Public Relations Kit. Click here to view the SAA Archives Month Public Relations Kit and be sure to check on page seven, “Tried and True!” to read about Mississippi.


May 1, 2008
CoSA Mayday

On May 1, 2008, the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) will join archives, libraries, museums, and historic preservation organizations across the United States to observe MayDay, a national effort to protect collections from disasters.

We all know that it’s easy to put off disaster planning. MayDay asks you to take personal and professional responsibility for doing something simple — something that can be accomplished in a day but that can have a significant impact on an individual’s or a repository’s ability to respond.

You might update your Pocket Response Plan (PReP), conduct a drill, invite first responders for a tour, or hold a workshop to inform others about how to prepare for and recover from disasters.

CoSA has many ideas for state and local archives, SHRABs, and repositories throughout your state at: http://www.statearchivists.org/prepare/mayday.htm

And don’t forget to tell us what you’ll be doing to observe MayDay! Contact prepare@statearchivists.org.


November, 2007
The Primary Source Publishes First Online Issue!

The primary source has returned under dynamic new editorial leadership. The publication has gone completely digital so all future issues will be delivered and available on the Internet.


Call for Nominations: 2007 Waldo Gifford Leland Award

Have you read a great new book about archives? Have you come across an exceptional finding aid for a newly-processed archival or manuscript collection? Have you encountered a documentary publication that is head and shoulders above the rest?

If you have,why don’t you consider nominating it for the Waldo Gifford Leland Award?

The Leland Award subcommittee of the Society of American Archivists invites you to nominate a monograph, finding aid, or documentary publication published in North America in 2007 for the Waldo Gifford Leland Award. (Please note: periodicals are not eligible.) The prize is awarded each year to encourage and reward “writing of superior excellence and usefulness in the field of archival history, theory, and practice.”

Established in 1959, the award honors American archival pioneer Waldo Gifford Leland, president of the Society of American Archivists in the 1940s and one of the driving forces behind the founding of the National Archives.

More information and nomination forms can be found at
http://www.archivists.org/recognition/index.asp.
The deadline for applications is February 28, 2008.

Please help us to recognize the best in our profession!


October, 2007
Archives Month 

Mississippi Celebrates Archives Month all across the state 

For the month of October, archives and repositories across Mississippi will host various events and activities in celebration of Archives Month. Mississippi’s statewide participation, coordinated by the Society of Mississippi Archivists, The Mississippi State Historical Records Advisory Board, and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History is an extension of the national celebration of American Archives Month sponsored by the Society of American Archivists. Archives Month is a way to raise public awareness by calling attention to the role various organizations play in preserving historical and cultural records.

This year’s theme, “Faces of Mississippi,” allows archives to showcase their multifaceted collections that represent a rich and diverse state. Organizations participating in a variety of ways from hosting exhibits to conducting tours. Listed below are just some of the events across the state planned for Archives Month.

Archives are locations were collections and records of historical value are maintained, preserved, and made accessible to the public. They may be located in historic societies, academic or public libraries, court houses, corporations, or governmental entities. The first celebration of Archives Week can be traced to the Archives Round Table of Metropolitan New York in New York City in 1989. More information on archivists and American Archives Month can be found at the Society of American Archivists website at http://www.archivists.org.

For more information, contact Ben Petersen, vice-president of the Society of Mississippi Archivists and director of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library at (662) 329-5300 or Joyce Dixon-Lawson with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History at (601) 576-6876.

Visit http://www.msarchivists.org or http://www.archivists.org or http://www.statearchivists.org for more information.

2007 Archives Month Events

Mississippi Department of Archives and History (Jackson)

History is Lunch series hosted at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building that will include various topics and presenters. ALL EVENTS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. PLEASE BRING YOUR LUCH TO THE NOON DAY EVENTS. The schedule is as follows:

October 3 at 12 p.m.  Keith Baca speaking on “Native American Place Names in Mississippi”

October 10 at 12 p.m.  David Weaver on “Black Diva of the Thirties: The Life of African American Operatic Soprano Ruby Elzy”

October 15 at 12 p.m.  Randy Kwan speaking on the “Chinese in Mississippi”

October 24 at 12 p.m.  J. M. Mehta speaking on “Native American Ritual Architecture”

October 25 at 5:30 p.m.  A presentation by Barnett Taylor on “Tracing Your African American Ancestors” – REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED.

October 1 – An exhibit in the William Winter Lobby celebrating National Archives Month, featuring photographs from its collection highlighting Mississippi’s rich diversity—the many faces of Mississippi.

For more information regarding any of these events contact Joyce Dixon-Lawson at (601) 576-6837.

Columbus-Lowndes Public Library (Columbus)

October 1 – An exhibit titled “Now Playing: Tennessee Williams” that follows the playwright’s career spanning over 30 years through the use of posters and playbills.

For more information, please contact Mona Vance at 662-329-5304.

Cottonlandia Museum (Greenwood)

Tuesday, October 23 at 12 p.m. Brown Bag Lecture Presentation: “The Flood of 1927, ” Presented by Delta State’s Luther Brown. This lecture and PowerPoint presentation guides viewers through the circumstances that led up to the great flood of 1927, as well as the events that followed as a result. This presentation is free of charge and open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to bring a sack lunch–the Museum will provide drinks.

Tuesday, October 30 12 p.m. Brown Bag Lecture Presentation: “Beginning Genealogy” Where do you come from? Who are your people? This program, presented by Joyce Dixon-Lawson of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, looks at ways to start a genealogical search for your ancestors. It is free of charge, and open to the public. Bring your sack lunch–the Museum will provide the drinks.

For more information, please contact: Cottonlandia Museum at 662-453-0925, or email rsperson@bellsouth.net.

Lauren Rodgers Museum of Art Library and Archives (Laurel)

October 1 – 31. A photograph exhibit titled “Labor Pains: Hard Work Builds a Community”. The exhibit will include images of Laurel’s workforce from 1890-1930. The exhibit will run through the entire month of October.

For more information, please contact Donnelle Conklin at 601-649-6374.

University of Mississippi Department of Archives and Special Collections (Oxford)

October 5 at 12-1 p.m.  Hosting “Preserving Your Family Memories” where members of the department will speak briefly about preservation issues and take questions on protecting your family memories. The event is in the Faulkner Room, third floor of the J. D. Williams Library. You are encouraged to bring examples of photo albums, scrapbooks, or other items for staff to inspect. Bring a bag lunch as well.

For more information, please contact Greg Johnson at 662-915-7753.

University of Southern Mississippi’s McCain Library and Archives (Hattiesburg)

Tuesday, October 16 at 4:00 p.m. . A talk presented by Dr. Gilbert H. Hoffman on “Sawmills and Logging Railroads of Forrest and Lamar Counties.” Dr. Hoffman is the author of Dummy Lines Through the Longleaf and the 2-volume Steam Whistles in the Piney Woods.

For more information call Diane DeCesare Ross at 601-266-5592.


Yazoo Library Association– B.S. Ricks Memorial Library (Yazoo City)

“Creating a County Archives” is a workshop where participants can learn first hand from experienced archivists what is involved with preserving county records in Mississippi from laws governing records to basic archives management. This workshop is sponsored by the Federation of Mississippi Historical Societies, the Mississippi State Historical Records Advisory Board, and the Mississippi Dept. of Archives and History.

For more information, contact Cindy Gardner at 601-576-6901.


Colonial Dames Scholarship to the Modern Archives Institute 

(Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by November 1, 2007)

-Scholarship Information:

The Colonial Dames/Donna Cutts Scholarship Committee of the Society of American Archivists is soliciting candidates for the Colonial Dames Scholarship to the 2006 Winter National Archives’ Modern Archives Institute. The individual awards cover up to $1200 of the totaltuition, travel and housing expenses.
-Background Information: The Colonial Dames and Donna Cutts Scholarships were established in 1974 and 2002 respectively and are given in conjunction withthe Colonial Dames of America. The awards provide financial assistance for each of the two yearly Modern Archives Institutes given by the National Archives.
To apply, please submit in triplicate a resume, nomination form, and two letters of recommendation from persons having a definite knowledge of your qualifications to: Chair, Awards Committee, Society of American Archivists, 527 S.Wells St., 5th Floor Chicago, IL 60607-3922 Requests for information should be addressed to The Society of American Archivists, 527 S. Wells, 5th floor, Chicago, IL 60607; 312/922-0140; or consult the SAA Website: http://www.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-damescutt.asp for eligibility criteria and nomination form.
-Modern Archives Institute Information: The 2-week Modern Archives Institute program provides an introduction to archival principles and techniques for individuals who work with personal papers, as well as those who work with the records of public and private institutions and organizations. It is intended to help archivists acquire basic knowledge about caring for archival materials and making them available. For more information, consult the NARA Website: http://www.archives.gov/preservation/modern-archives- institute
Note: Applicants to the Colonial Dames Scholarship do not have to apply to the Modern Archives Institute directly unless they are planning to attend the Modern Archives Institute regardless of whether they are a scholarship recipient. Registration spaces in the Institute are madeavailable by NARA for scholarship recipients.


12-13 September 2007
University of Kentucky
Microfilm Conversion Workshop 

University of Kentucky Libraries will be sponsoring this event again September 12-13, 2007 on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Kentucky. The institute is two jam packed days that will help you get started or improve your current program. Highlights of meta-morphosis will include sessions on: Collection evaluation, Microfilm evaluation, Good imaging practices, Quality assessment, Production infrastructure, Content managemen to Writing an RFP, Selecting a vendor, Managing workflow. Participants will have opportunities to get specific questions answered by experts and will have an opportunity to meet with vendors to see what services are available in the marketplace.


05 June 2007
SOLINET Preservation Workshop 

Hello,

I wanted to let you know of a SOLINET preservation class taking place
outside of Jackson in June. Please pass on to any interested parties.

Thanks,
Kara McClurken.

Preservation has a role in all types of cultural institutions as a way of protecting an institution’s investment in the collection. In these days of ever-dwindlingdollars and ever-expanding needs, the importance of preserving an institutuion’s resources has never been more crucial. The life expectancy of a library or archival collection can be extended substantially and inexpensively by applying basic, common-sense preservation principles to current, ongoing activities. This one-day class will outline the features of a collection care program, demonstrating how all staff have a role to play in preserving the collection. Introduction to Preservation emphasizes preventive measures and includes information on the elements of a comprehensive preservation program, the nature of library materials, and the mechanisms of deterioration. Discussions will also cover proper care and handling practices, stack maintenance, staff and user education, andlibrary binding.For more information or to register, please go to:http://www.solinet.net/workshops/ws_details.cfm? doc_id=3024&WKSHPID=12IP


Kara M. McClurken
Preservation Services Librarian, SOLINET
1438 West Peachtree Street NW, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30309-p class=”news”955
1-800-999-8558 x 4876
fax: 404-892-7879


20 April 2007
New Leadership and Board 

The Society voted and renewed its leadership at the conference in Oxford

Society Officers:

President Greg Johnson (2007-2008)

Vice-President – Ben Peterson (2007-2008)

Treasurer – Jennifer Brannock (2007-2008)

Society Board Members:

Board Member – Deborah Boykin (2007-2009)

Board Member – Donnelle Conklin (2006-2008)

Board Member – Chatham Ewing (2006-2008)

Board Member – Celia Tisdale (2007-2009)


19th – 21st April 2007
Society of Mississippi Archivists’Conference

“Archiving Audio: Managing Archival Music and Spoken Word Collections.”

Where: University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

Places to Stay: Hampton Inn or Holiday Inn Express

Conference Schedule
Full Program

Register by March 28: $30 ($40 on-site)

Thanks to all who registered and came!

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