Early call for submissions: Open Entry Spring 2015 issue, deadline 1/31/2015

December 16, 2014

Holiday greetings to one and all! The editors of Open Entry are issuing an early call for submissions for our spring issue.  The deadline for this issue is Saturday, January 31, 2015. We will publish additional reminders prior to the deadline.

We are looking for the following:

- CONTENT.  Here are some examples of content and topics we look for:
* Repository news items.
* Information about new or interesting collections.
* Articles about Michigan archives, archivists, or the archival profession.
* Students: We would like to hear more from you, both individuals and student groups, and what you are working on!
* Reviews of books, articles, or even blogs.
* Reports about special projects, events, exhibits, tours, grants received, conferences or workshops you hosted or participated in, or anything else relating to archives in Michigan.
* Updates from repositories we don’t typically hear from (though news from everyone is always welcome!).
* Write-ups on your “Little-Known Collections” that you’d like to publicize.
* Updates on Michigan “Archivists in the News.”
* World War I: including lists of or articles about your World War I collections, activities surrounding these collections, or other observances of the conflict. We are also continuing to gather and publicize Civil War collections.

- PHOTOGRAPHS, especially of images that complement your news items or articles. Please send your photographs in .jpg format, 300 ppi.  The size should be a minimum of 1200 x 900 pixels and a maximum of 1500×2100 pixels. If you have a “Mystery Photo,” let us try to help you broadcast it for possible identification!

Please email submissions to openentry.editors@gmail.com. Submissions should be in the form of a Microsoft Word document of 200-1,200 words.

Again, that deadline is January 31.

Editors, Open Entry
Michigan Archival Association

Workshop announcement: Project Management for Archivists

November 6, 2014

The Bentley Historical Library of the University of Michigan will host the SAA workshop “Project Management for Archivists” on Friday, December 5, 2014.

“This is an introductory workshop that can also be taken as a refresher course on project management. Project team members who want to become more active in – and achieve a better understanding of the workings of – their own projects are also welcome.

For details about the workshop, read the description at http://saa.archivists.org/events/project-management-for-archivists-1559/568/ .


Fall Workshop on Friday, November 7, 2014

November 3, 2014

It’s not too late to register for the Fall Workshop!

Co-sponsored by the Historical Society of Michigan and Michigan Archival Association, the Oral History Workshop will be held from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Friday, November 7 at the Historical Society of Michigan, located at 5815 Executive Dr., Lansing, MI. The session will cover the process of identifying interviewees, developing questionnaires, and conducting interviews. A follow-up HSM workshop will examine best practices in preserving these oral histories and making them accessible to the public.

Registration for the event is $39 for HSM/MAA members and $79 for non-members; non-member registration includes a one-year HSM membership. Registration includes refreshments and workshop materials. In order to claim the MAA discount, MAA members should register online as a member of an affiliate organization.

To register, call (800) 692-1828 or visit http://www.hsmichigan.org/programs/workshops.


Nancy Deromedi, November 9, 1961 – October 13, 2014

October 31, 2014

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It is with deep sadness that we share with our MAA colleagues news of the death of Nancy Deromedi, who passed away at home on October 13 after a year-long battle with esophageal cancer. Read the rest of this entry »


Job Posting: Congressional Records Archivist, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan

October 20, 2014

The Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan is seeking a Congressional Records Archivist whose primary responsibility will be to lead a team of processors to arrange and describe the Congressional records of two long-standing, influential Congressmen (housed in approximately 2,150 cartons plus digital records). This is a full-time term-limited appointment for two years. The successful candidate will have experience with manuscript collection processing of government, organizational and/or personal papers, demonstrated understanding of archival description and materials, work experience with project management, familiarity with archival standards (DACS, EAD, MARC), experience in team leadership and/or supervision, and strong communication skills.

A complete job description and application directions can be found here: http://umjobs.org/job_detail/102451/congressional_records_archivist


Newsletter Announcement: Governance and Recordkeeping Around the World

October 2, 2014

Library and Archives Canada announces a new online newsletter available free of charge to interested parties. A letter from Steve Gerley,  Project Officer for LAC, explains the aim of Governance and Recordkeeping Around the World and how to subscribe. Read the rest of this entry »


Workshop Announcement: Society of Indiana Archivists Fall Workshop, October 17, 2014

October 2, 2014

The Society of Indiana Archivists announces its Fall Workshop, taking place on Friday, October 17, 2014 at the Prindle Institute of DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Read the rest of this entry »


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