JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) American Archives Month--Free Archives Fair 5 October #general

Jan Meisels Allen

American Archives month will be celebrated during October 2016. This is an
opportunity to raise awareness about the value of archives and archivists.
Different archives are celebrating in different ways. See
for more information.

The SAA was founded in 1936, is North America's oldest and largest national
professional association dedicated to the needs and interests of archives
and archivists. SAA represents more than 6,200 professional archivists
employed by governments, universities, businesses, libraries, and historical
organizations nationally.

The (US) National Archives in collaboration with many institutions across
the region presents a free archives fair in celebration of American Archives
month on 5 October at the National Museum of American History >from 10 am to
4 pm ET. Archivists >from 25 different Panel discussions will focus on the
following topics:
. Archiving Social Transitions
. Approaches to Format Transitions
. Rethinking "Access for All": Serving and Researching Indigenous Archival
Collections in Federal Repositories

To read more see:

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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