Articles + News

Archivists on the Issues: Rare & Ephemeral: a snapshot of full-time New England archives jobs, 2018-2019

Visual Resources Association Foundation announces 2019 Project Grant recipient!

Normalize Negotiation! Learning to Negotiate Salaries and Improve Compensation Outcomes to Transform Library Culture via In the Library with a Lead Pipe

Bright Young Librarians: Courtney Asztalos, Curator of Plastics and Historical Artifacts at Syracuse University via Fine Books Magazine

Collection + Project Highlights

The Environmental Design Archives (EDA) at the University of California, Berkeley received a $95,203 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Collections and Reference Resources Grant to process and make accessible significant source materials created by urban designer Walter Hood. Hood’s work focuses on creating environments for people to live, work, and play through engagement with a community and its history. His practice encompasses both the traditional parameters of landscape architecture and embraces urban design, community planning, architecture, environmental art, and research.

German Holocaust archive puts millions of documents online
The international organization, which also announced Tuesday that it is rebranding itself the Arolsen Archives – International Center on Nazi Persecution, hopes that by making the documents widely available to the public it will help researchers and relatives learn more about the Nazi death machine. It’s the first time the massive volume of documents has been put online. Arolsen Archives is located in the north-central town of Bad Arolsen, Germany — about 90 miles north of Frankfurt.

University of Calgary unveils digital archive of 300 bee species. May 20 is World Bee Day, and thanks to a new digital collection of images featuring species native to Alberta, things may be looking up for the beleaguered flying insect. Worldwide, bee populations have been on the decline since the 1990s.The archive is seen as a valuable new resource to help study endangered species and develop healthier environments for bees.

Conferences, Symposiums, and such…

DLF x VRA: GLAM Cross-Pollinator Program
Forum Fellowship Opportunity / Registration Award
Learn More and Apply

Mountain-Plains Museums Association Conference
Where: Albuquerque, NM
When: September 22-25, 2019
Learn More + View the Schedule

VRA 2020 Conference
Where: Baltimore, MD
When: March 24-27, 2020
Call for Proposals
Deadline: Friday, July 19th
Submit a proposal here

Call for Reviewers: Multimedia & Technology Reviews for June
Learn more and Volunteer

Tools + Courses

Archival Appraisal for the Non-Archivist Webinar
Member: $100; Nonmember: $125
When: August 13, 2019 from 3:00pm-5:00pm EST
Learn more & Register Here

Introduction to Copyright for Digitization Webinar
Member: $100; Nonmember: $125
When: July 10, 2019 from 12:00pm-2:00pm EST
Learn More & Register Here

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