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  • 2016-11-17 10:40 AM | Michelle Romero

    In a new initiative to provide cost effective continuing education to our membership, New England Archivists is now offering on-site SAA webinars. We have two upcoming webinar and networking events planned for two different venues: 

    Providing Access to Born Digital Archives | Avon, CT | Friday, November 18, 2016  (*space still available)
    Basics of Managing Electronic Records | Boston, MA | Monday, December 19th, 2016 

    *** 

    “Providing Access to Born Digital Archives” | Avon, CT 

    TOMORROW, November 18th, is the first on-site NEA webinar and networking event at the Avon Free Public Library in Avon, Connecticut. Meet up with colleagues to watch SAA’s on-demand webinar, “Providing Access to Born Digital Archives,” followed by small group discussions of how to apply the tools and techniques presented in the webinar at your own organization. Light refreshments will be provided. Following the group discussions, attendees will have the option to get lunch on their own and return to the library for a tour of their recently renovated facilities. The tour will include the local history room, art studio for children, and the White Room, a new area that is set to launch with technology for collaborative projects. 

    If you are seeking your DAS certification, or just want to enhance your understanding of working with born digital records, this webinar viewing and networking event is an opportunity to explore the topic at a greatly reduced rate. For those attendees who wish to take the exam, information will be provided at the event for you. Each exam costs $35.00, payable by the attendee to SAA. 

    About the webinar, “Providing Access to Born Digital Archives” 
    For years, archives have focused on creating workflows for the ingest and preservation of born-digital records. Although we have become increasingly comfortable with the SIPs and AIPs of the OAIS model, many of us still struggle with the DIPs and proving access to those materials. This course will focus on the underlying policy consideration in play when providing access to born-digital records as well as provide an overview of methods and tools for providing appropriate access. The course will also demonstrate multiple tools for identifying and redacting sensitive or protected information from born-digital records. This course is primarily focused on born-digital records and will not deal with best practices for digitization projects. 

    About the Event in Avon, CT 
    Friday, November 18, 2016 
    -- Webinar: 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. 
    -- Discussion: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 
    -- Lunch on your own 
    -- Optional tour: 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. 

    Avon Free Public Library 
    281 Country Club Rd, Avon, CT 06001 

    Fees: Students: $5.00
    NEA Members: $10.00 
    Non-NEA Members: $15.00 

    Register online at: http://www.newenglandarchivists.org/event-2361620 

    NEA is grateful to the Avon Free Public Library for hosting our first webinar event. 

    **** 

    SAVE-THE-DATE 
    NEA's next SAA webinar and networking event will be at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. Meet up with colleagues to watch SAA’s on-demand webinar, “Basics of Managing Electronic Records: Getting You Started!,” followed by small group discussions of how to apply the tools and techniques presented in the webinar at your own organization. Light refreshments will be provided. 

    About the Event in Boston, MA 
    Monday, December 19th, 2016 
    -- Webinar: 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 
    -- Discussion: 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

    John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum 
    Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125

  • 2016-11-16 9:35 AM | Michelle Romero

    Voting in the New England Archivists' 2016 Elections will open shortly. Private and secure voting will take place online through votenet.com. All members in good standing will receive a personal email with your unique username and password.

    This week the NEA 2016 Nominating Committee continues to introduce this year’s candidates through a series of announcements.

    MEET THE CANDIDATES FOR TREASURER

    The Treasurer is an active voting member on the Executive Board. They maintain NEA’s finances, develop the annual budget, work with various committees on financial policies and purchases, monitors award funds, and help keep NEA fiscally solvent. This year we have two candidates for the position of Treasurer (LISTED ALPHABETICALLY).

    Each candidate answered the question: What would you bring to your role as the NEA Treasurer?

    EMILY ATKINS, Survey Archivist, Harvard Libraries
    Service to NEA: NEA Registrar, 2013-present Project manager for the website revision taskforce Presenter “Two Takes on Early American History: Documentation and Collaboration Across Repositories,” #NEAsp16 #s206 Ad Hoc data mining project on behalf of NEA leadership reviewing past member surveys Local Arrangements Committee, #MARACNEA15 Presenter “Codices and Widgets and Plugins, Oh My! Putting WordPress to Work for Archives,” #NEAfall14
    From Statement: As Treasurer, I will build upon the strong foundation that has been laid and continue the work leveraging your money to do the most for you. Decisions we make now, such as taking advantage of bulk and multi-year discounts, will position us for a better financial future and enable our ambitious plans to come to fruition.

    NADIA DIXSON, Records Manager, City of Somerville
    Service to NEA: Panel presentation NEA Spring 2016 “Just One, I’m a Few: Lone Arranging When You Wish You Could Clone Yourself”
    From Statement: I have experience in the mundane task of recording day to day financial transactions as well as communicating regulatory requirements. I look forward to bringing the skills of my former career to my current vocation.

    ***

    Also included on the ballot will be NEA Code of Conduct. NEA members will be asked to vote on the adoption of a code of conduct policy for NEA spaces and events. The formal comment period for the draft ran from April 15th to June 1st, 2016. A final version of the code and supplemental information are now available on the NEA website (PDF).

    New England Archivists Nominating Committee 2016
    -- Colin Lukens (Chair)
    -- Sarah Demb
    -- Lisa Long Feldmann
    -- Peter Nelson
    -- Adrienne Pruitt
    -- Megan Schwenke

  • 2016-11-15 1:03 PM | Michelle Romero

    Due to technical difficulties with votenet.com -- the 2016 New England Archivists Elections will have to be delayed for one day.

    Colin Lukens, NEA Immediate Past President and Chair of the Nominating Committee, is working on resolving all technical difficulties so we can open the elections tomorrow, November 16th and run through Sunday, November 27th at 8pm. Tomorrow look for your email from votenet.com with your unique username and password. 

    We apologize for any inconveniences. 


  • 2016-11-15 9:54 AM | Michelle Romero

    FINAL DAY: Deadline for session proposals for the New England Archivists' Spring 2017 Meeting is today, November 15, 2016. This year’s conference, March 22-25, 2017, in Hyannis, Massachusetts on Cape Cod, will focus on collaboration in a changed environment. Consider submitting a session proposal to help shape the discourse of the profession's current ideas and practices.

    Want to discuss the results of a pilot study or program? Have you road-tested an assessment or practice that breaks with tradition in some way? Has your institution collaborated with “non-scholarly” users for a novel or even a disruptive (i.e., innovative) project? We’d love to hear from you. We're also interested in session proposals from first-time presenters and those new to the archives profession. 

    The NEA Spring 2017 Program Committee invites proposals on all topics but is especially interested in the following: 
    -- collaboration with new or unique user groups 
    -- trained archivists working in "non-archivist" roles 
    -- archivists who have seen the profession grow and change – in what ways? 
    -- Cape Cod history and culture 
    -- cross-disciplinary projects 
    -- projects or initiatives with direct, collaborative involvement from archives users 
    -- digital humanities 
    -- digital curation and digital forensics 

    NEW RESOURCE: In order to facilitate collaboration, the NEA Spring 2017 Program Committee has created an online space for interested speakers to develop session proposals together. Use this space to connect with your colleagues about potential session topics and formats. (Please note: this collaborative space will be accessible until the deadline for proposals on November 15, 2016). 

    HOTEL AND CONFERENCE SPACE: The Spring 2017 Meeting will in Hyannis, MA at the Cape Cod Resort and Conference Center. In addition to the NEA meeting, there will be many opportunities for meeting attendees and their families to enjoy the Conference Center's resort amenities. For more information about NEA meetings rates, see the NEA website

    For more information about potential session types and how to submit a proposal -- see the Spring 2017 Meeting Session Proposal Form. Questions? Contact program chair, Krista Ferrante at kferrante@mitre.org or co-chair Erica Boudreau at ericacathryn@gmail.com.


  • 2016-11-14 8:47 AM | Michelle Romero

    Tomorrow is the start of the 2016 New England Archivists Elections: November 15th through the 25th. Private and secure voting will take place online through votenet.com. You should receive an email on or around November 15th with your unique username and password.

    This week the NEA 2016 Nominating Committee will introduce this year’s candidates through a series of announcements.

    MEET THE CANDIDATES FOR REPRESENTATIVE-AT-LARGE

    Our Representatives-at-Large are voting members on the Executive Board, liaisons with NEA standing committees, and serve on a variety of award and planning committees. They represent the general membership. This year we have three candidates for one of the four Rep-at-Large positions (LISTED ALPHABETICALLY).

    Each candidate answered the question: What activities or steps do you think would deepen NEA membership engagement?

    JOHN CAMPOPIANO, Digital Records Manager at WGBH-TV/FRONTLINE
    Service to NEA: Current member, Newsletter contributor, Spring 2016 Program Committee member, Moving Image & Recorded Sound (MIRS) Roundtable member
    From Statement: I believe strongly that through having more informal meetings centered on specific themes we can continue to bridge gaps in NEA membership, foster even more creative thinking and discussion in between annual conferences, and grow our larger network of archivists right here in New England. 

    M. MICHELLE CHILES, Research Center Coordinator for the Rhode Island Historical Society Service to NEA: Education Committee, liaison to the Constituencies Task Force, co-founded the NEA Roundtable for Early Professionals and Students (REPS), REPS Mentoring Circle Program, Fall 2014 Meeting program committee, Steering Committee Member for the NEA Local History Roundtable
    From Statement: If elected, I hope to foster a sense of pride in our profession connected to a responsibility of giving back through participation in creative educational opportunities, mentoring, and inclusion of everyone in the field. 

    GENNA DUPLISEA, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, Salve Regina University
    Service to NEA: Local Arrangements Committee (Fall 2014 Meeting); Education Committee student member (2012-2013)
    From Statement: I am interested in running for Representative-at-Large because it is a connecting position, fostering a flow of information and feedback between NEA leadership, committees, roundtables, and members. I want to hear what NEA members have to say about what’s working, what’s not, and their hopes for this organization that sustains us as professionals. 

    ***

    Also included on the ballot will be NEA Code of Conduct. NEA members will be asked to vote on the adoption of a code of conduct policy for NEA spaces and events. The formal comment period for the draft ran from April 15th to June 1st, 2016. A final version of the code and supplemental information are now available on the NEA website (PDF).

    New England Archivists Nominating Committee 2016
    -- Colin Lukens (Chair)
    -- Sarah Demb
    -- Lisa Long Feldmann
    -- Peter Nelson
    -- Adrienne Pruitt
    -- Megan Schwenke


  • 2016-11-08 4:21 PM | Michelle Romero

    In a new initiative to provide cost effective continuing education to our membership, New England Archivists is now offering SAA webinars. We have two upcoming webinar and networking events:

    Providing Access to Born Digital Archives | Avon, CT  | Friday, November 18, 2016
    Basics of Managing Electronic Records | Boston, MA | Monday, December 19th, 2016

    ***

    Providing Access to Born Digital Archives | Avon, CT

    Join NEA at the Avon Free Public Library in Avon, Connecticut, for our first webinar and networking event. Meet up with colleagues to watch SAA’s on-demand webinar, “Providing Access to Born Digital Archives,” followed by small group discussions of how to apply the tools and techniques presented in the webinar at your own organization. Light refreshments will be provided. Following the group discussions, attendees will have the option to get lunch on their own and return to the library for a tour of their recently renovated facilities. The tour will include the local history room, art studio for children, and the White Room, a new area that is set to launch with technology for collaborative projects.

    If you are seeking your DAS certification, or just want to enhance your understanding of working with born digital records, this webinar viewing and networking event is an opportunity to explore the topic at a greatly reduced rate. For those attendees who wish to take the exam, information will be provided at the event for you. Each exam costs $35.00, payable by the attendee to SAA.

    About the webinar, “Providing Access to Born Digital Archives”
    For years, archives have focused on creating workflows for the ingest and preservation of born-digital records. Although we have become increasingly comfortable with the SIPs and AIPs of the OAIS model, many of us still struggle with the DIPs and proving access to those materials. This course will focus on the underlying policy consideration in play when providing access to born-digital records as well as provide an overview of methods and tools for providing appropriate access. The course will also demonstrate multiple tools for identifying and redacting sensitive or protected information from born-digital records. This course is primarily focused on born-digital records and will not deal with best practices for digitization projects.

    About the Event in Avon, CT
    Friday, November 18, 2016
    -- Webinar: 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
    -- Discussion: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    -- Lunch on your own
    -- Optional tour: 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

    Avon Free Public Library
    281 Country Club Rd, Avon, CT 06001

    Fees:
    Students: $5.00
    NEA Members: $10.00
    Non-NEA Members: $15.00

    Register online at: http://www.newenglandarchivists.org/event-2361620

    NEA is grateful to the Avon Free Public Library for hosting our first webinar event.

    ****

    SAVE-THE-DATE

    NEA's next SAA webinar and networking event will be at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. Meet up with colleagues to watch SAA’s on-demand webinar, “Basics of Managing Electronic Records: Getting You Started!”,” followed by small group discussions of how to apply the tools and techniques presented in the webinar at your own organization. Light refreshments will be provided.


    About the Event in Boston, MA
    Monday, December 19th, 2016
    -- Webinar: 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
    -- Discussion: 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
    Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125


  • 2016-11-08 10:02 AM | Michelle Romero

    NOVEMBER IS ELECTION MONTH

    In order to vote in this year's New England Archivists election, you must be a member in good standing. If your membership has recently lapsed, TODAY (Tuesday, November 8th) is the last day to join/renew your NEA membership to be eligible to vote. To renew, log into the NEA website for further information. 

    Please Note: Review your email address in the membership directory and make sure it is correct: this email address will be linked to your ballot. If you have questions about your membership status, contact NEA Membership Secretary Elizabeth Slomba: elizabeth.slomba@unh.edu

    ***

    Once you are a member in good standing, mark your calendars for the 2016 NEA Election: November 15th through the 25th. Private and secure voting will take place online through votenet.com. You should receive an email on or around November 15th with your unique username and password.

    This week the NEA 2016 Nominating Committee will introduce this year’s candidates through a series of announcements. The candidates are listed below, and you can check out the candidates’ statements any time on the NEA website. Also we have information on the NEA Code of Conduct, which will be included on the ballot.

    Vice President/President Elect
    -- Karen Adler Abramson
    -- Sarah Shoemaker
    Treasurer
    -- Emily Atkins
    -- Nadia Dixson
    Representative-at-Large
    -- John Campopiano
    -- Michelle Chiles
    -- Genna Duplisea

    Code of Conduct: This fall, the members of NEA will be asked to vote on the adoption of a code of conduct policy for NEA spaces and events. The formal comment period for the draft ran from April 15th to June 1st, 2016. A final version of the code and supplemental information are now available on the NEA website (PDF).

    New England Archivists Nominating Committee 2016
    -- Colin Lukens (Chair)
    -- Sarah Demb
    -- Lisa Long Feldmann
    -- Peter Nelson
    -- Adrienne Pruitt
    -- Megan Schwenke


  • 2016-11-03 11:56 AM | Michelle Romero

    EXTENDED DEADLINE: Consider presenting at the New England Archivists Spring 2017 Meeting to promote your work and the work of your institution. NEA invites submissions of session proposals for the Spring 2017 Meeting to be held March 22 - 25, 2017, in Hyannis, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. This year’s conference theme is Changing Tides, with a focus on collaboration in a changed environment.

    Deadline for proposals has been extended to Tuesday, November 15, 2016.

    Want to discuss the results of a pilot study or program? Have you road-tested an assessment or practice that breaks with tradition in some way? Has your institution collaborated with “non-scholarly” users for a novel or even a disruptive (i.e., innovative) project? We’d love to hear from you. We're also interested in session proposals from first-time presenters and those new to the archives profession.

    The NEA Spring 2017 Program Committee invites proposals on all topics but is especially interested in the following:
    -- collaboration with new or unique user groups
    -- trained archivists working in "non-archivist" roles
    – Archivists who have seen the profession grow and change – in what ways?
    -- Cape Cod history and culture
    -- cross-disciplinary projects
    -- projects or initiatives with direct, collaborative involvement from archives users
    -- digital humanities
    -- digital curation and digital forensics

    NEW RESOURCE: In order to facilitate collaboration, the NEA Spring 2017 Program Committee has created an online space for interested speakers to develop session proposals together. Use this space to connect with your colleagues about potential session topics and formats. (Please note: this collaborative space will be accessible until the deadline for proposals on November 15, 2016).

    HOTEL AND CONFERENCE SPACE: The Spring 2017 Meeting will in Hyannis, MA at the Cape Cod Resort and Conference Center. In addition to the NEA meeting, there will be many opportunities for meeting attendees and their families to enjoy the Conference Center's resort amenities. For more information about NEA meetings rates, see the NEA website.

    For more information about potential session types and how to submit a proposal -- see the Spring 2017 Meeting Session Proposal Form. Questions? Contact program chair, Krista Ferrante at kferrante@mitre.org or co-chair Erica Boudreau at ericacathryn@gmail.com


  • 2016-11-01 8:49 AM | Michelle Romero

    FINAL CALL: If you were thinking that presenting at a New England Archivists Spring Meeting is a good way to network, advance your professional career, and help educate your colleagues -- then you are correct! NEA invites submissions of session proposals for the Spring 2017 Meeting to be held March 22 - 25, 2017, in Hyannis, Massachusetts. This year’s conference theme is Changing Tides, with a focus on collaboration in a changed environment. Deadline for proposals is TODAY, Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

    Want to discuss the results of a pilot study or program? Have you road-tested an assessment or practice that breaks with tradition in some way? Has your institution collaborated with “non-scholarly” users for a novel or even a disruptive (i.e., innovative) project? We’d love to hear from you. We're also interested in session proposals from first-time presenters and those new to the archives profession.

    The NEA Spring 2017 Program Committee invites proposals on all topics but is especially interested in the following:
    -- collaboration with new or unique user groups
    -- trained archivists working in "non-archivist" roles
    – Archivists who have seen the profession grow and change – in what ways?
    -- Cape Cod history and culture
    -- cross-disciplinary projects
    -- projects or initiatives with direct, collaborative involvement from archives users
    -- digital humanities
    -- digital curation and digital forensics

    NEW RESOURCE: In order to facilitate collaboration, the NEA Spring 2017 Program Committee has created an online space for interested speakers to develop session proposals together. Use this space to connect with your colleagues about potential session topics and formats. (Please note: this collaborative space will be accessible until the deadline for proposals on November 1, 2016).

    For more information about potential session types and how to submit a proposal -- see the Spring 2017 Meeting Session Proposal Form. Questions? Contact program chair, Krista Ferrante at kferrante@mitre.org or co-chair Erica Boudreau at ericacathryn@gmail.com


  • 2016-10-27 10:07 AM | Michelle Romero

    Mark your calendars now for the 2016 New England Archivists Election: November 15th through the 25th. Over the next two weeks, the NEA 2016 Nominating Committee will introduce you to this year’s candidates. The slate in summary is listed below, and you can also check out the candidates’ statements anytime on the NEA website. Private and secure voting will take place online through votenet.com. Please look for an e-mail on or around November 15th with your unique user name and password.

    Please read the voting eligibility statement below the list of candidates (listed alphabetically), as well as information on the NEA Code of Conduct that will be included on the ballot.

    Vice President/President Elect
    -- Karen Adler Abramson
    -- Sarah Shoemaker

    Treasurer
    -- Emily Atkins
    -- Nadia Dixson

    Representative-at-Large
    -- John Campopiano
    -- Michelle Chiles
    -- Genna Duplisea

    Please Note: Eligibility: to be eligible to vote, you must be a member in good standing. If your membership has recently lapsed, please renew your membership by noon on Tuesday, November 8th. Please review your email address in the membership directory and make sure it is correct: this email address will be linked to your ballot. If you have questions about your membership status, contact NEA Membership Secretary Elizabeth Slomba: elizabeth.slomba@unh.edu

    Code of Conduct: This fall, the members of NEA will also be asked to vote on the adoption of a code of conduct policy for NEA spaces and events. The formal comment period for the draft ran from 15 April - 1 June 2016. A final version of the code and supplemental information is now available on the NEA website.

    New England Archivists - Nominating Committee 2016
    -- Colin Lukens - Chair
    -- Sarah Demb
    -- Lisa Long Feldmann
    -- Peter Nelson
    -- Adrienne Pruitt
    -- Megan Schwenke

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