The Society of Indiana Archivists (SIA) is an organization of archivists, researchers, and others who are actively concerned with establishing, developing, preserving, promoting, and using archival collections.
SIA provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas related to archival collections and best practices, and it serves as a liaison among individuals and institutions working with archival collections in the state.
2015 Fall Workshop Registration Now Open
"Nuts and Bolts: E-Records & Digital Preservation"
When: Friday, October 23, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Where: Schwartz Digital Complex at Ball State University's Bracken Library (Muncie, Indiana)
Cost: $25 for students, $35 for members, $55 for non-members (includes snacks and beverages)
2015 Fall Meeting Scholarship
Are you a volunteer or new employee in the field of archives or special collections within the state of Indiana? Are you interested in going to SIA’s fall workshop?
Apply now for the John Newman Professional Development Scholarship. The scholarship waives the cost of the workshop and offers a check for $150 to help cover hotel and travel expenses.
Send a statement of 200-300 words about why the workshop will help you gain knowledge and experience useful in your volunteering efforts or career, along with your name, institution you work/volunteer for, and contact info, and you could win. Submit your statement to SIAarchivists@gmail.com.
Applications are due Thursday, October 15 at 3pm. The winner will be announced the morning of Friday, October 16.
Notes: If the winner has already paid the workshop fee, the fee paid will be refunded. The scholarship winner is asked to write a 150-300 word article about their experience at the workshop for publication in the next "News and Notes” newsletter. The applicant must be employed or volunteer in the field of archives or special collections in Indiana in order to win the scholarship.
E-Records Day is on October 10, 2015!
The Indiana Archives and Records Administration would like you to celebrate electronic records on October 10th. More about this celebration, including awareness of related problems and possible solutions, is on their website here: http://www.in.gov/iara/3157.htm.
SIA Supports SAA Response to "Orphan Works and Mass Digitization" Report
The Society of Indiana Archivists shares the concerns expressed by the Society of American Archivists’ leadership and others in the archival community regarding the potential negative impact of the proposal outlined in the United States Copyright Office’s report “Orphan Works and Mass Digitization: A Report of the Register of Copyrights.” The Society of American Archivists’ official response to the proposal is available on the SAA website.
Not a member? Join now!
The Society of Indiana Archivists invites you to join today. More information about becoming a member is here.