The Acquisitions & Appraisal Section’s next Third Thursday Twitter chat will take place December 15, 2016, 7:00-8:00 pm Eastern/4:00-5:00 pm Pacific. Join us for a conversation about appraising research data. We’ll be joined by Heidi Imker and Elise Dunham from the Research Data Service at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who will share their … Continue reading Third Thursday Chat on Appraising Research Data!
Sarah Barsness is a Digital Collections Assistant at the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS), where she works to process, store, preserve, and provide access to MNHS’s born-digital collections. Sarah holds a BA in Anthropology and German as well as an MA in Library and Information Studies with an Archival Science focus, both from the University of … Continue reading Acquiring and Appraising Born-Digital Material at the Minnesota Historical Society
Welcome to the fifth Third Thursday Monthly Appraisal Conversation! With this regular conversation series, we hope to spark regular, continued discussion among section members and interested others about the fundamental archival action of appraisal. Please join us Thursday, July 21st, from 11:30am-1:30pm US Central Time for a lively and informative discussions on all this acquisitions and appraisal! The questions for this month … Continue reading Third Thursday: New Opportunities for Appraisal
Thanks to everyone who participated in Third Thursday #4! Last Thursday, we talked about the acquisition and appraisal of born-digital materials. Participants noted several challenges with respect to the acquisition and appraisal of born-digital content, as well as tools and resources that they find helpful. Several themes that emerged from this discussion include: Difficulty of communincating to donors the importance and … Continue reading Third Thursday #4: Wrap Up
Welcome to the third Third Thursdays Monthly Appraisal Conversation! With this regular conversation series, we hope to spark regular, continued discussion among section members and interested others about the fundamental archival action of appraisal. The questions for this month are: What are the challenges you face appraising and working with donors of born-digital materials? What software … Continue reading Third Thursday #4
The Acquisitions and Appraisal Section Steering Committee is pleased to announce an internship opportunity. Please see description, requirements, and application information below. Thanks! SAA ACQUISITIONS & APPRAISAL SECTION – SOCIAL MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP The Acquisitions and Appraisal Section invites applications for an intern position to manage the social media and communications of the section. … Continue reading Social Media and Communications Internship Opportunity
Social media is on many of our minds these days. As archivists search for and develop methods and tools that will help us document evidence of ideas, activities, and relationships between people in the digital realm, we are also confronted by the challenge of what to collect; which tweets, blogs, Facebook pages should we preserve, and what aspects … Continue reading Valuable Inquiry #2