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  • 2014-08-08 11:28 AM | Kelli Bogan

    Get Ready For....

    New England Archivists
    Fall 2014 Meeting
    Salve Regina University, Newport, RI
    Saturday, November 1st

    This half-day symposium will focus on innovative implementations of technology and archival theory in a variety of institutions. The goal of this meeting is to provide attendees with practical advice to strategize for and successfully implement similar projects in their own institutions.

    New England Archivists

    Communications Committee

  • 2014-07-28 2:51 PM | Kelli Bogan
    The Magna Carta is in Boston this summer!  One of only four original 1215 copies is on display right now at the Museum of Fine Arts in the exhibit, “Magna Carta: Cornerstone of Liberty."

    On Saturday, August 23, join your New England Archivists and Special Libraries Association New England colleagues to visit this historic document considered to be the foundation of democracy, modern law, human rights, and influence the constitutions of many nations.

    MFA Boston
    465 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA

    We will meet at the Huntington Avenue entrance to the museum.

    NB: If you are paying with a membership or library pass -- purchase your tickets at Huntington Avenue entrance and wait there. If you are joining us for the $20 group rate -- meet at the Group Entrance (located on Museum Road on the left side of the museum on Museum Road) and we will proceed to the Huntington Avenue entrance to meet up with the rest of the group.


    Saturday, August 23rd at 2pm

    Regular museum entrance is $25.
    If enough people register, we will be eligible for the group rate ($20 per person).
    Everyone is responsible for their own museum admission fee.

    If you are in the Greater Boston area, your library may offer free or discounted museum passes (with a valid library card).


    So we can calculate the numbers needed for the group rate, please register online at no later than Tuesday August 19th. Make sure you provide us a name and an email.


    NEA and SLA-New England have both generously donated money towards the purchase of appetizers for a post-museum social (location TBD). All other food and drink will be pay-on-your-own.

    If you have any questions, contact Stefanie Maclin-Hurd from SLA-New England at

    JOIN US!

    Join us on Saturday August 23rd for a trip to see the Magna Carta and a post-museum social. Archivists and special librarians all viewing one of the most historically significant documents together? It doesn't get any better than that!

    Hope to see you there!

  • 2014-07-24 4:53 PM | Kelli Bogan
    New England Archivists (NEA) announces an exciting new professional development award. An anonymous donor was inspired to fund this new award after experiencing the dedication and enthusiasm of the Spring 2014 Meeting, held in Portsmouth, NH, in March. The Audio/Visual (A/V) Professional Development Award, a disbursement of up to $500, will be given annually for the next three years by NEA to promote increased advancement, education, and participation within this specialized area of the archives field.  For more information, please see our press release.
  • 2014-06-23 9:44 AM | Veronica Martzahl

    The NEA Board will be meeting on Friday, June 27, 2014 starting at 10:00 am at the JFK Library and Museum in Boston. Board meetings are open to the membership.


    10:00-10:05 Welcome and New Business

    10:05-10:15 Approval of Board Minutes, Committee Appointments, and Job Description.

    10:15-10:20 Diversity Statement: Alyssa Pacy

    10:20-10:25 Mentoring Task Force: Jessica Sedgwick

    10:25-10:40 Communications/Web Committees: Jessica Tanny

    10:40-10:55 Fall 2014 Symposium: Abigail Cramer

    10:55-11:10 Roundtables: Erica Boudreau

    11:10-11:25 Registration Policy: Emily Tordo and Juliana Kuipers

    11:25-11:40 Spring 2015 Meeting: Camille Torres Hoven and Liz Francis

    11:40-11:55 Records Schedule: Jill Snyder

    11:55-12:55 Lunch Break

    12:55-1:10 Education Committee: Jim DaMico

    1:10-1:25 Vice President’s Report: Colin Lukens
    Awards and Scholarships

    1:25-1:55 Strategic Plan: Jill Snyder and Colin Lukens

    1:55-2:00 Next Meeting and FY15 Budget

    2:00 Adjournment

  • 2014-06-03 11:37 AM | Veronica Martzahl
    NEA is pleased to welcome Maryalice Perrin-Mohr as the new listserv coordinator and Elizabeth Slomba as the new membership secretary.
  • 2014-05-05 4:18 PM | Veronica Martzahl
    New England Archivists (NEA) is proud to announce our professional collaboration with Yale University Library to establish the Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies, a new scholarly publication in the field of archival science. The Journal will become a premiere resource for both new and seasoned professionals looking to publish cutting-edge research in the field of archives and Information sciences. For more information about this exciting new collaboration, please see our press release.
  • 2014-05-05 10:17 AM | Veronica Martzahl
    NEA’s Education Committee is looking for a 2 new members to serve a three-year term from Summer 2014 to Summer 2017.

    It is an exciting time to be a member of the Education Committee - we are growing our program to be able to offer diverse and cutting edge workshops throughout New England. Responsibilities include choosing workshop topics, hiring instructors, managing workshop budgets, advertising, developing specialized skill level workshops and working with allied organizations to develop co-sponsorships.

    Some travel is necessary but expenses are reimbursed. It’s a great way to build your resume.

    Please contact Jim DaMico, Education Committee Co-Chair with a resume and a letter of interest by May 31, 2014.

  • 2014-04-15 12:14 PM | Veronica Martzahl

    The new leaders of the Roundtable for Early Professionals and Students (REPS) have developed a survey with the goal of gaining a general awareness of our member base, gathering feedback on what's worked, and finding out what members hope to get out of REPS over the next two years. If you have any interest in getting involved with REPS but are not yet a member, we welcome your response to the survey as well (and by all means, please join!).

    The survey should only take a few minutes of your time; however, we know that your time is valuable. To acknowledge this, we are offering a token of appreciation by holding a raffle among respondents. Whoever wins the raffle will receive a $20 gift card to Starbucks, because let's face it -- archivists are notorious caffeine addicts.

    To take the survey, follow this link:

    The survey will close at 10pm this Saturday, April 19. We will announce the raffle winner on Tuesday, April 22.

  • 2014-03-31 9:27 PM | Veronica Martzahl
    NEDCC News Release:

    The Northeast Document Conservation Center has been selected to receive the New England Archivists (NEA) Archival Advocacy Award for 2014. NEA’s award was established in 2002 and recognizes an individual or institution that has demonstrated extraordinary support of New England archival programs and records, financially or through public advocacy.

    The New England Archivists cited NEDCC’s reputation as “the premier center for the most difficult conservation challenges, and a trusted source of information on caring for collections, both physical and digital,” and recognized NEDCC’s “more than forty years of leadership in protecting cultural heritage collections.” The award ceremony took place during the NEA Spring Meeting in Portsmouth, NH, on Saturday, March 22.

    Gregor Trinkaus-Randall, Massachsuetts Board of Library Commissioners Preservation Specialist and NEDCC Advisory Committee member, commented that NEDCC's activities have bolstered the primary directives of the archives profession. "Without their commitment to preservation and archives," he continued, "many items would have remained in poor or deteriorating condition. Thanks to their work, much of our cultural heritage will survive into the future."

    NEDCC Executive Director Bill Veillette comments on the award: “On behalf of the staff and board of NEDCC, we are honored to receive this recognition from NEA, with whom we share not only the same preservation goals, but the same year of founding.  We look forward to another 41 years working together to preserve our nation’s irreplaceable historical records."

  • 2014-03-14 1:03 PM | Veronica Martzahl
    New Deadline: April 4, 2014

    The NEA Fall 2014 Program Committee invites you to submit a proposal for the Fall 2014 meeting in Newport, Rhode Island on November 1st.

    The NEA Fall 2014 Program Committee invites you to submit a proposal for the Fall 2014 meeting in Newport, Rhode Island. This half-day symposium will focus on innovative implementations of technology and archival theory in a variety of institutions. The goal of this meeting is to provide attendees with practical advice to strategize for and successfully implement similar projects in their own institutions.

    The Program Committee seeks proposals for sessions which will describe current and recent projects in detail, including the planning process, intended outcomes, workflows, and results. The sessions should also include strategies for successful application in other institutions.

    The Program Committee is particularly interested in the following topics, although all topics will be considered:

    • Digital preservation

    • Outreach/marketing

    • Records management

    • Crowdsourcing

    • Online exhibits

    • Backlog processing

    • Instruction

    Please submit proposals to Abigail Cramer ( by April 4, 2014. Include your name, contact information, and a description of the project and its relevance to other institutions.
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