Maher Represents SAA at WIPO Copyright Meeting SAA Past President and Intellectual Property Working Group member Bill Maher represented the views of American archivists as a permanent observer at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)fs Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights meeting, December 16.20. Attendees discussed an international treaty for library and archives exceptions for copyright, including provisions related to orphan works and making preservation copies. Maher noted that many of the national delegates are less familiar with the mission of archives than that of public libraries; his statement on SAAfs behalf helped to bridge that gap. For more information, visit http://www2.archivists.org/groups/ intellectual-property-working-group/advice-and-advocacy. In Search of Excellence: SAA Awards Deadline Is February 28 Do you know of an individual or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the archives profession? Or promoted greater public awareness of archives? Have you published a groundbreaking book, written an outstanding article, or developed an innovative finding aid? Do you need financial assistance to attend graduate school or a professional conference? SAA offers a variety of opportunities for professional recognition and financial assistance through the naming of Fellows, an awards competition, and scholarships. Nominate a deserving colleague.or yourself. By February 28. See http://www2.archivists.org/recognition. Archival Advocacy a Major Initiative for ICA Past President Gregor Trinkaus-Randall represented SAA at the International Council on Archives Section of Professional Associations (ICA/SPA) meeting during ICAfs first annual conference in Brussels, Belgium, in November. The conference theme, Accountability, Transparency, and Access to Information, reflects both ICAfs and SPAfs interest in archival advocacy. Currently, there is a proposed regulation by the European Union to permit companies, governments, and other organizations to destroy personal data once its administrative use is complete. The Association des Archivistes Francais developed an online petition protesting this proposed regulation that has garnered more than 51,000 signatures, many from the United States. ICA and SPA will meet in Boston, March 20. 25, in conjunction with the New England Archivists meeting. Vote in SAA Election March 13 to April 13 Fourteen candidates vying for three different offices are slated for SAAfs 2014 ballot. The candidate elected vice president will serve a one-year term beginning in August 2014 and then will become SAAfs 71st president in 2015.2016. There are three available seats on the Council; those elected will serve three-year terms beginning in August and running through the 2017 SAA Annual Meeting. The three candidates elected to the 2015 Nominating Committee will serve one-year terms beginning immediately. Voters will be able to access their online ballot between March 13 and April 13, 2014. Meet the candidates and learn how to access your ballot at http://www2.archivists.org/governance/election/2014.
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