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Going Big: Successes Back from SAA 2015 - Archivists responding to climate change

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"Members of ProjectARCC converged upon Cleveland, Ohio last week with fellow archivistsfrom across the United States and beyond, sharing ideas, new projects, and best practices on the preservation and access of historical materials for current and future generations.

This was ProjectARCC’s first national opportunity to share news about our work, our concerns about the impact of climate change on the archival profession, and ways we think archivists can make a positive climate impact."

 

"Overall, the conference was hugely successful. ProjectARCC members made new contacts and advocates across the country. Archivists are understanding that the issue of climate change affects everything that we do, as professionals, as individuals, as communities and across the world. We’re honored to be part of this movement to better understand climate impacts on our profession, and equally as importantly, what efforts we can take to act on climate change within and beyond it."


Storify: https://storify.com/historivist/projectarcc-at-saa15

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Archivists making a positive contribution to the climate impact on the archival profession! 

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Emotion, Meaning and Digital Collections | The Signal: Digital Preservation

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Emotion, Meaning and Digital Collections. A blog post at "The Signal: Digital Preservation" on 2013-02-28.

 

by Bill LeFurgy:

...This is an occupational hazard of digital archivists, that awkward first attempt to explain what it is that we do. But there is a bigger issue: if people have trouble understanding what a digital archives is, it means that people have no personal connection with the entire concept. In our culture, personal connection drives support and–apologies for an overused term–sustainability.

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Adding value to digital collections!

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Doug Breitbart's curator insight, March 4, 2013 1:26 PM

How to generate pull in domain of archives and collections. . . That is the billion person question, I think?