New Publication Modules on Archival Arrangement and Description Set to launch at the end of January are the first three modules in the new series, Trends in Archives Practice. These modules, which have been edited with an introduction by Christopher J. Prom and Thomas J. Frusciano, address archival description and include: • Module 1: Standards for Archival Description by Sibyl Schaefer and Janet M. Bunde. Untangles the history of standards development and provides an overview of descriptive standards that an archives might wish to use. (90pp.) • Module 2: Processing Digital Records and Manuscripts by J. Gordon Daines III. Builds on familiar terminology and models to show how any repository can take practical steps to process borndigital materials and to make them accessible to users. (70pp.) • Module 3: Designing Descriptive and Access Systems by Daniel A. Santamaria. Implementation advice regarding the wide range of tools and software that support specific needs in arranging, describing, and providing access to analog and digital archival materials. (88pp.) All three modules are designed to complement Kathleen D. Roe’s Arranging and Describing Archives and Manuscripts (SAA, 2005) by providing the profession with timely and essential new information. The three modules bundled together will be available at the end of January in print and electronically. Each module also will be available separately (electronic format only) in February. For details, see page 27 of this issue of Archival Outlook. Slate Set for 2013 Election SAA’s 2013 ballot features fourteen candidates vying for three different offices: vice president/president-elect, Council, and Nominating Committee. The individual elected vice president will serve a one-year term beginning in August 2013 and will become SAA’s 70th president in 2014–2015. Those elected to the three available seats on Council will serve three-year terms beginning in August 2013, and the three candidates elected to the 2014 Nominating Committee will serve one-year terms beginning immediately. Any eligible member of SAA may also be placed on the ballot by submitting a petition signed by fifty individual members; petitions must be received at the SAA office by February 10, 2013. The candidates’ bios—as well as responses to questions posed by the Nominating Committee—are available online at www2.archivists.org/ governance/election/2013. SAA members who are eligible to vote can cast their votes online between March 15 and April 15, 2013. Participate in I Found It In The Archives! For the third consecutive year, SAA is launching our I Found It In The Archives! Contest, a special effort to involve those who have uncovered unique or meaningful finds in the archives. Ask individuals who have found their records, families, heritage, or treasures through your collections to share their stories through a four hundred–word essay or a video recording of no more than two minutes. For rules and guidelines on this contest, visit www2 .archivists.org/initiatives/i-found-it-in-the-archives. Act fast: Entries must be submitted to email@example.com by March 1, 2013, and stay tuned for details on how you can vote for your favorite entries on our website.
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