The Webers Inn block of rooms at the MAA registration rate is only available until May 19, 2013. Please call in your reservations soon!
If you wish to receive the early-bird registration price for our MAA conference, be sure and get it in the mail today!
Michigan Archival Association is proud to announce the creation of two new awards. The first is a scholarship that will be awarded to a student to attend MAA’s Annual Meeting. The $200 award can be used for lodging, gas and conference registration. The winner of the award will also receive a one year membership to MAA. The scholarship winner will be asked to write an article for the MAA newsletter, Open Entry, about their time as a student and conference experience.
A second award will be given to a professional to attend the MAA sponsored workshop Grant writing for Special Projects, on November 8, 2013. The grant will cover the cost of the workshop plus a stipend for gas. Please see http://miarchivists.wordpress.com/ for more information on the workshop.
To apply for the awards click here for the student scholarship and travel scholarship, and fill out the application form and statement.
The application deadline for the MAA student scholarships is May 17th. The deadline for the workshop grant is September 1, 2013.
For more information contact Sarah Roberts at email@example.com.
Programs and registration materials have been mailed out to the membership. If you did not receive it, or want to review materials online, they have now been posted to the Meetings page on the blog.
There was an error in the printed program. Alexis Braun-Marks is a panelist in the session entitled “Student Jobs: Making the Experience Work for Everybody” speaking from the perspective of an internship supervisor.
Grand Valley State University, with the help of the Robert B. Annis Foundation, has just completed a project to digitize the photographs and film in the D.J. Angus collection. Scanned prints from some of the photographs in this collection are the basis for our digital collection of images taken by Angus throughout the US and Mexico. http://cdm16015.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p188901coll4
The Annis Foundation funding allowed us to preserve the images and see many of them for the first time. We are asking for help with a Flickr ‘crowdsourcing’ project of a selection of the Michigan images. A small test of images of Beaver Island proved to be very successful. The idea is to ask people who are familiar with the history of a location to add comments and descriptions to photos. Beaver Island, Northern Michigan, and Grand Haven are featured in this Flickr project.
Here is a link to the Flickr site. Click on an image, add comments, then post. Posting brings you to a prompt to log in to your Yahoo email account, google gmail account or Facebook account (you must log in from Flickr). If you don’t have any of these accounts, you can create a new Yahoo account. You will be asked to enter an account user name, then you are set. You also have a chance to edit, add, or delete this comment. Then Preview or Post. Once you are logged in you can continue to add descriptions to other photos. When the photos are identified, and we edit all of the comments, they will be added to our Digital Collections database.
Co-sponsored by the Historical Society of Michigan and Michigan Archival Association, the Grant Writing for Special Projects Workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, November 8 at the Historical Society of Michigan, located at 5815 Executive Dr., Lansing, MI.
This workshop will look at the applications of three granting agencies—a local corporate community-giving program, the Michigan Council for Humanities Project Grant, and the Heritage Preservation Conservation Assessment Program—to show how small museums and historical organizations can fund programming, planning, and collections projects by utilizing resources at local, state, and national levels. Bricks and mortar grants will not be covered.
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 materials.
To register, call (800) 692-1828 or visit www.hsmichigan.org/programs/workshops.
We are doing a lightning round talk on ” Surviving the 21st Century: Low Cost Solutions for Digital Assets” and are looking for a few more speakers. These are a shortened presentation of 7-10 minutes. Anyone who is interested please contact Melinda Isler, Program Committee chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also need 1 more additional speaker for a panel on users of archives (those who publish articles, books, documentaries, etc.) If you are someone who does this, or has a suggestion please let the Program Committee know.