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Appraisal & Acquisition Bibliography Project

The Acquisitions & Appraisal Section is developing a bibliography on appraisal and acquisition. This shared resource is intended to support archivists and other information professionals conducting research on appraisal, those interested in learning more about specific appraisal theories, and anyone looking for case studies about implementing appraisal and acquisitions strategies in specific contexts. The Acquisitions & Appraisal Section steering committee intends for this project to be iterative and encourages members to contribute and help this bibliography grow into a richer resource over time. Use of the SAA Acquisitions & Appraisal Section Bibliography is free and available in a Zotero Group Library. The bibliography is available here on Zotero.

The Zotero bibliography is an open group that anyone can join and add to. As this is a work in progress, please help the Acquisitions & Appraisal Section steering committee grow a more robust resource over time! Some guidelines for adding items to this Zotero bibliography are available here: https://goo.gl/CAzt7

Please don’t hesitate to send us feedback on the bibliography and how we can continue to improve it: appraisalsaa@gmail.com

 

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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: https://appraisalsaa.wordpress.com/tag/third-thursdays/

Third Thursdays #2: Get ready for March!

The second edition of our monthly conversation series, Third Thursdays, will be held on Thursday, March 17, from 11:30am-1:30pm US Central Time— that’s right, St. Patrick’s Day!  On the third Thursday of each month, mark your calendar to join us here on the Section blog for Third Thursdays Appraisal Conversations— for what we hope will be lively and informative discussion.

Our conversation for March will focus on these questions, all centered around learning and the important archival function of appraisal:

  • Where do you learn about appraisal?
  • What is the most provocative, useful, or thoughtful comment that you have read (or heard) about appraisal from others?
  • What advice would you give to a new archivist who is interested in learning more about appraisal?

Please help us make this a conversation that connects with your interests!

This asynchronous conversation is scheduled for Thursday, March 17th, from 11:30am-1:30pm US Central Standard Time. Bring your questions, challenges, concerns, and thoughts about appraisal so that we can all learn from each other!
If you can’t join us on that day and want to send us your thoughts in advance, you can do so here:  http://goo.gl/forms/NZgMs16G0y

Did you miss our February conversation? You can read the responses and our wrap up here:

https://appraisalsaa.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/third-thursdays-1/

https://appraisalsaa.wordpress.com/2016/02/19/third-thursday-1-wrap-up/

We’ll also be tweeting about this– follow us on Twitter if you don’t already! https://twitter.com/AppraisalSAA

This is an experiment, so let us know what you think!

    -SAA Appraisal & Acquisition Steering Committee

Introducing Third Thursdays!

We’re delighted to announce that we are trying something new! Beginning February 18th, the Appraisal & Acquisitions Section will be hosting monthly conversations about appraisal right here on the section blog! On the third Thursday of each month, mark your calendar to join us for Third Thursdays Appraisal Conversations— for what we hope will be lively and informative discussions.

This month, we are asking for your response to this question:

Based on your current collecting/experience, what is your biggest appraisal challenge?

Please help us make this a conversation that connects with your interests!

The first asynchronous conversation is scheduled for Thursday, February 18th. Bring your questions, challenges, concerns, and thoughts about appraisal so that we can all learn from each other!
If you can’t join us on that day and want to send us your thoughts in advance, you can do so here:  https://goo.gl/e50kJw
We’ll also be tweeting about this– follow us on Twitter if you don’t already! https://twitter.com/AppraisalSAA

This is an experiment, so let us know what you think!

    -SAA Appraisal & Acquisition Steering Committee

 

Seeking new web liaison!

Greetings!
The Acquisitions and Appraisal Section is seeking a new web liaison to manage the Section’s website: http://www2.archivists.org/groups/acquisitions-appraisal-section. Serving a term of three years (2014-2017) subject to renewal, the liaison will be responsible for maintaining and updating all aspects of the Section’s website.
The duties are as follows:
  • Maintain and update site’s content, ensuring it is current and correct
  • Make changes to the site’s appearance and navigation as appropriate
  • Post content to Section’s Facebook page and other social media outlets
  • Collaborate with Chair, Vice Chair, and Steering Committee on other projects as needed
If you are interested, please send your name and a brief description of your website management experience to Chair Virginia Hunt virginia_hunt@harvard.edu, by May 23, 2014. The new liaison will be selected by the Chair, Vice Chair, and Steering Committee and announced at the Annual Meeting.
Please contact us if you have any questions! Thank you!

Nominations for Section Elections- by May 23

Greetings!

The Acquisitions and Appraisal Section is seeking nominations for candidates to run for the following positions:

–  Vice-Chair / Chair-Elect

–  Steering Committee At-Large Member-  2 positions available

In order to be nominated for these positions, one must be both a member of the Society of American Archivists and a member of the Acquisitions and Appraisal Section.

The duties of these positions are as follows:

Vice Chair/Chair Elect:

·         Once elected, the Vice Chair serves for one year as vice chair (2014-2015), beginning at the conclusion of the SAA Annual Meeting. During this time, the Vice Chair assists with communication and outreach efforts, takes minutes at Section meetings, and acts as the chair in the absence of the Section Chair.

·         At the conclusion of the 2014 Annual Meeting, the Vice Chair then assumes the role of Chair for the next year (2015-2016), and subsequently, as Past Chair (2016-2017).

·         While serving as Chair, this person will preside at meetings of the Section and the steering committee; coordinate Section-proposed sessions for the annual meeting and section endorsements; and with other officers sets the Section’s agenda for the year. The chair also represents the Section in its relations with SAA in general and with the Council and other groups within the Society; appoints Section committees as needed; and coordinates preparation of an annual report of Section activities and submits it to the SAA executive office.

·         While serving as the Past Chair, this person will be responsible for chairing the Nominating Committee for that year’s section election. In each role, this person is expected to attend the SAA Annual Meeting.

 

Steering Committee Members (At large):

·         These members will serve two-year terms (2014-2016), eligible for reelection to a second term.

·         May serve on the Nominating Committee, assist in planning the Section meeting program, assist in planning annual meeting sessions of interest to the Section, or other responsibilities as assigned. They also participate in discussion of Section business and are expected to attend the annual meeting.

 

Nominations are due May 23, 2014; candidate information will be due by June 14.  Elections will be held online in summer of 2014, prior to the annual meeting in August.

You are invited to nominate yourself or someone else for any of the above positions.  Please include name, email address, phone number, and institution (if available) of the suggested candidate.  Candidates must be members of the Acquisitions and Appraisal Section to be considered for election. Please send suggestions for candidates to all members of the Nominating Committee by May 23, 2014