Get Ready to Vote! Sixteen candidates vying for four different offices—Vice President/ President-Elect, Treasurer, Council, and Nominating Committee—are slated for SAA’s 2015 ballot. The complete slate is listed at http://www2.archivists.org/governance/election/2015. Just click on each candidate’s name to read a brief bio along with his or her response to the questions posed by this year’s Nominating Committee. The online ballot is being administered by VoteNet Solutions. All full individual members, student members, and primary contacts of institutional members who are in good standing on February 28, 2015, are eligible to vote in this election. Voters will be able to access their online ballot between March 13 and April 13. New Case Study in Archival Ethics The latest addition in SAA’s series of free Case Studies in Archival Ethics is “Case #4: Intellectual Property Concerns in Undocumented Corporate Collections” by Katherine McCardwell. The case study illustrates the challenges faced and steps taken by the Robert W. Richardson Railroad Library, part of the Colorado Railroad Museum, to deal with intellectual property concerns in their undocumented corporate collection. It addresses several points from the SAA Code of Ethics, particularly judgment and access and use. Check it out at www2.archivists.org/groups /committee-on-ethics-and-professional-conduct. Read the Latest American Archivist Curl up with the latest American Archivist (Fall/Winter 2014). In this issue, Ricardo L. Punzalan explores the challenges posed by dispersed photographic collections; John A. Fleckner discusses the professional contributions of his mentor, F. Gerald Ham; and Scott Cline continues his ongoing discussion of what it means to be an archivist. There are a dozen fascinating articles, including a special section featuring three articles exploring Twitter and archives, and reviews of six books. 36 New Digital Archives Specialists Thirty-six archivists earned the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) certificate from SAA after completing required coursework and passing a comprehensive examination in November 2014. SAA’s DAS certificate program was developed by experts in the field of digital archives and provides archivists with the information and tools needed to manage the demands of born-digital records. DAS certificate holders must complete nine courses from four tiers: Foundational, Tactical and Strategic, Tools and Services, and Transformational, and pass the comprehensive examination. A total of 186 people have earned Digital Archives Specialist certificates since the program began in October 2011. Currently, there are more than six hundred participants in SAA’s DAS program who are working toward earning a certificate. For more information, visit www2.archivists.org/prof-education/das.
Published by Society of American Archivists. View All Articles.
This page can be found at http://www.bluetoad.com/article/Around+SAA/1914234/243618/article.html.