Tag Archives: Third Thursdays

Recap: Third Thursday with DocNow

Editor’s Note: Storify is no longer active. The chat may be accessed at ThirdThursday4_20170420

Last week we hosted another Third Thursday chat on Twitter with Bergis Jules of DocNow to talk with us about A&A issues of social media.

Catch up on the chat with this Storify summary of the conversation!

Remember, we host Third Thursday chats every other month. Follow #appraisethis. Chat summaries are posted by the following week. Next up is June 15 – topic TBA so stay tuned!



Recap: Third Thursday Chat on Appraisal & Records Management

Editor’s Note: Storify is no longer active, but this chat may be accessed at ThirdThursday3_20170216

Last week, we were graciously joined by members from the SAA Records Management Section to talk about the interactions between appraisal and records management practices. A summary of the chat session is now available on our Storify page.

This is our third installment of the A&A Third Thursdays on Twitter. Check out earlier chat summaries also via Storify and take note that our next chat is April 20th with Documenting the Now.

Hope to see you there!

Third Thursday Chat: Records Management

The next Third Thursday chat on Twitter is fast approaching!

Join the A&A Section along with members of the SAA Records Management Section on Thursday, February 16th to discuss the relationships between records management and that of appraisal and acquisition practices.

We’ll be asking questions such as:

  • Who is responsible for records management (RM) at your institution? Is RM part of the archives? If not, where is it?
  • How do you appraise records as part of your RM responsibilities?
  • What kinds of obstacles do you face when bringing RM contexts to your appraisal work? How have you overcome them?
  • What is one important appraisal concern that RMs think should be discussed more?
  • What advice would you give to an archivist looking to set up (or coordinate) with a records management program? What do you wish you’d known/want to know more about?
  • Where do you turn for news and information relevant to RMs and appraisal?

Twitter chat runs for an hour at 4:00 PM Pacific/ 5:00 Mountain/ 6:00 Central/ 7:00 Eastern.

Follow @Appraisalsaa and use the hashtag #appraisethis to see the conversation.

We look forward to chatting with you!

3rd Thursday Chat This Month!

We are hosting another Twitter chat on (the Third) Thursday February 16th. This conversation will be joined by members of the SAA Records Management Section and focuses on, you guessed it, acquisition & appraisal within the realm of records management. Questions posed during the chat will be posted about a week in advance. Otherwise, we look forward to tweeting with everyone on the 16th! Chat begins at 4:00 pm Pacific/ 7:00 pm Eastern and runs for an hour. Follow @AppraisalSAA and #appraisethis to join the conversation!

Third Thursday Chat on Twitter!

Join us on Thursday, October 20th for our very first Third Thursday conversation via Twitter chat! Our inaugural chat is an open theme on anything regarding appraisal and acquisition. Questions we’ll be asking to get the dialogue going include:

  • How does your institution define “appraisal”?
  • What appraisal frameworks influence how you appraise and collect?
  • How does institutional mission affect appraisal decisions?
  • What is the strangest thing you’ve appraised?
  • Where do you turn when you are unsure about an appraisal topic?

Follow along with the hashtag #appraisethis or at our twitter handle @AppraisalSAA. Chat begins at 7pm Eastern/6pm Central/5pm Mountain/4pm Pacific.

We’d love to hear from you!

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 Thursday: New Opportunities for Appraisal

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 are:

  • What do you see as new opportunities for appraisal?
  • How do you engage your users and colleagues in discussions about appraisal?

  • What do you think is the most pressing current appraisal issue?

This conversation is scheduled for Thursday, July 21st, from 11:30am-1:30pm US Central Standard TimeBring your questions, challenges, concerns, and thoughts about appraisal so that we can all learn from each other! 

Can’t make the conversation that day and time? Please submit your thoughts and responses here: http://goo.gl/forms/oAPFybciNUvC2c6F3.

[Note: we did not require respondents to sign their name, so for the sake of clarity, unsigned comments are numbered.]

Archivist #1: Applying appraisal to areas outside of archives – e.g., data curation and other born-digital materials (thinking about this in regards to Jackie Dooley’s recent OCLC publication (The Archival Advantage).

It’s always a great opportunity to engage in discussions of appraisal at personal digital archiving workshops, which helps donors or creators determine the value of their material and better manage that material.

I think talking about appraisal of born-digital materials to donors is the most pressing issue – making that process transparent and understandable.