Appraisal & Acquisitions Conversations: #appraisethis

What are Third Thursdays?

Started in 2016, the Appraisal & Acquisitions Steering Committee has been hosting regular conversations on the section blog. Named “Third Thursdays,” these gatherings provide an opportunity for interested professionals and students at all levels to have ongoing conversations about the core archival practice of appraisal. Each chat is framed by a theme, which is chosen and circulated in advance. When possible, we coordinate with other SAA component groups to hold events that are of overlapping interest.

What’s new this year for Third Thursdays?

Based on response from our membership, we are making a few changes so that more people can easily participate. We are moving our chats to Twitter, where they can be found using the #appraisethis hashtag or following our Twitter handle, @AppraisalSAA. All Third Thursdays chats will start at 7pm Eastern/6pm Central/5pm Mountain/4pm Pacific. Reminders, topics, and any changes/collaborations will be announced via the section communication channels– the blog, the listserv, and the Twitter account. Follow us for the most up to date news!

How to participate?

Modeled after the popular and thoughtful SNAP Roundtable framework (#snaprt) Twitter chats, our format is as follows: At the top of the hour, and throughout the chat, the official Twitter handle (@AppraisalSAA) will post a series of questions (using the convention “Q1, Q2,”) with the #appraisethis hashtag. Participants can respond with comments, insights, and questions, using the hashtag and numbering conventions (Q1, Q2, etc). To respond, or to keep up with the conversation, follow the #appraisethis hashtag. Questions? Feel free to contact us before, during, or after the chat.

Thanks again to the hard work of the SNAP Roundtable for putting together and sharing this framework!

Third Thursdays Chat Dates

In 2016-2017, our Third Thursdays Twitter chats will be held on these dates:

October 20: All things appraisal!

December 15: Appraising research data

February 16: Records management and A&A

April 20: Appraising social media with DocNow

June 15: Results from A&A Survey on Reappraisal and Deaccessioning

July 13: college and university archives

Past Third Thursdays

Want to take a look back at some of our previous Third Thursdays topics and discussions? Look here:

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