Job Posting: Project Archivist at UK

The University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center is seeking a project archivist to manage a 2-year CLIR hidden collections grant, entitled “Action in Appalachia: Revealing Public Health, Housing, and Community Development Records in the UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center”. The project will process and make available seven collections of Appalachian social justice organizational records.

For posting and application information:

The deadline to apply is April 21st.

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KY SHRAB Sponsoring SAA Webinar on March 31

The KY SHRAB is sponsoring the following SAA Webinar:  “Archival Collections Management Systems [DAS] – UPDATED” Tuesday, March 31 from 2:00-3:30 PM.  The session will be in the Activity Room at KDLA.  Cost is free to attend, but we will be limited by our space at around 30-40 people.  If you are interested in attending please email Valerie Edgeworth (

For additional information about the webinar, please visit:

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KCA Fund Award Call for Applications

Dear KCA members,

Do you need money to get a project off the ground? Are you hoping to take on a community-wide archival project?  Apply for a KCA Fund Award!

Applications are due by April 15th at 5:00pm.  Due to our great membership total last year, KCA is able to offer a substantial $500.00 award this year. Please see the KCA website for application guidelines. Questions may be directed to Sarah-Jane Poindexter at

Good luck!

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MAC Student Scholarships

Hey Students!

MAC logoPlanning on attending the 2015 Midwest Archives Conference meeting in Lexington, KY, May 6-9?  We have 5 scholarships available to cover your registration costs.  Send us the information below by March 30th, and you’ll be entered into a random drawing.  The 5 selected students will receive a waiver code to input into the registration form instead of the registration cost. If you have already registered, you can still enter the drawing for a registration refund.  Don’t wait!  Send the following information to by March 30, 2015:

School and program
Expected graduation date
Full contact information

MAC gratefully acknowledges the support of University Products for this scholarship.

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IS&T Archiving Conference

May 19-22, 2015
Los Angeles, CA

The Society for Imaging Science and Technology is pleased to announce the release of the preliminary program for Archiving 2015. The conference is to be held May 19-22 at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California.

About the Conference

The IS&T Archiving Conference brings together a unique community of imaging novices and experts from libraries, archives, records management, and information technology institutions around the world to discuss and explore the expanding field of digital archiving and preservation. The conference presents the latest research results on archiving, provides a forum to explore new strategies and policies, and reports on successful projects that can serve as benchmarks in the field. Archiving 2015 is a blend of short courses, keynote talks, peer-reviewed oral presentations, an exhibit, behind-the-scenes tours, and ample opportunities to network.

More information at

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Job Posting: Oral History Administrator

Kentucky Historical SocietyKentucky Historical Society is seeking an Oral History Administrator to facilitate the implementation of the strategic direction of the Kentucky Oral History Commission (KOHC) and the Oral History program at the KHS.

For posting information, visit

The deadline to apply is April 3. E-mail cover letter and resume to No phone calls please.

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Digital Directions Comes to Raleigh – Aug 3-5

Digital Directions Welcomes Kentucky Archivists!

Are you new to managing digital collections? Need a refresher?  Or are you well into a digital project and want to confirm you are on the right track?

Digital DirectionsDIGITAL DIRECTIONS: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections
August 3-5, 2015

Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC


Guided by a faculty of national experts, join colleagues from institutions large and small for 2 ½ days of instruction on best practices and practical strategies for the creation, curation, and use of digital collections. Network with colleagues who have similar challenges, interact with faculty one-on-one, and gain a comprehensive overview of creating and caring for digital collections. Topics include assessing risks, rights and responsibilities, project planning, selection, metadata, storage, working with born-digital collections, and more.

Administrators and staff from archives, libraries, museums, and historical organizations, as well as corporate archivists and government records managers – anyone eager to learn about the basics of digitization. Student rates are available.

READ PAST PARTICIPANTS’ COMMENTS on the value of attending Digital Directions:

For the next two years, Digital Directions will be heading to the mid-west and the west coast. Grab a seat while the conference is right in your own backyard!



Contact Jessica Bitely, Director of Preservation Services,, (978) 470-1010

See you in Raleigh!

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SAA Case Studies in Archival Ethics

Have you seen them?

Society of American ArchivistsSociety of American Archivist’s Committee for Ethics and Professional Conduct is proud that four case studies have been written and published in the last year and are available online at:

These case studies are written by real people and cover real situations encountered by archivists working in the field. They are guides on how to approach similar situations for other archivists and those studying archives.

The CEPC committee is still looking for archivists to provide case studies covering other areas in the Code of Ethics ( )

So the CEPC committee is reaching out to YOU to help provide real instances where the Code of Ethics for Archivists apply.  You may submit a case study at:

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Get ready for MAC in the Bluegrass State!

MAC logoRegistration is now open for the MAC Annual Meeting, May 6-9 in Lexington, Kentucky. Take a look at the program and special events, including tours and bourbon tastings.

All the links you need–the program, registration, hotel reservations, and more–can be found at

See you in Lexington!

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AV Archives Night 2015 Call for Submissions

Society of American ArchivistsAfter the great success of our First Annual AV Archives Night at SAA 2014 we’re excited to be planning our 2nd First Annual AV Archives Night party to take place (likely) August 19th during SAA 2015 in Cleveland. We learned a lot from our first go round, so this year promises to be much improved and just as fun. And to those of you who requested, depending on the venue there may be free refreshments.

We’re in the process of locking down an event space for the night, but it’s a good time to start gathering submissions and putting together the program, so here’s the official call for submissions.

AV Archives Night 2015

AVPreserve is requesting submissions of video and audio content from archives in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, and western Pennsylvania. There are no limitations on the types of content, but the preference is for material that is local or regional in nature in order to help celebrate the culture and history of the region near the conference, and to celebrate the work that archivists do to preserve our audiovisual heritage.

Submissions must be available in a digital format that is suitable for projection or playback over a sound system. Digitized or born digital content is accepted. A low resolution version is sufficient for submission in order to review and plan the programming. Content should be a maximum of about 7 minutes. Multiple submissions are acceptable, but the grand total of running time should be a maximum of about 7 minutes. Submissions should include your name, the name of your institution as it should be printed in the program, the title of the piece, the creator, the year of the piece, the original format, and a short description if available.

The contributing archive must have the rights to present the material and is responsible for confirming those rights. AVPreserve will delete or return all copies of materials provided per the request of the contributing archive. AVPreserve will claim no rights or ownership over any material or use it for any purposes outside of projection at this one time event. This will be a free event, and one does not need to be registered for SAA to attend.

Contact Josh Ranger at josh[at]avpreserve[dot]com with any questions and to submit something for the event. We’re looking forward to a great conference!

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