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Special Collections & Archives Interest Group


Purpose

The purpose of the Special Collections and Archives Interest Group is to provide a vehicle with which to discuss and disseminate issues and developments pertinent to special collections and archives in Ohio academic libraries.


Goals & Objectives

  • To provide opportunities for networking with colleagues with similar interests.
  • To provide an opportunity for professional service and development within the state for special collections librarians.
  • To encourage discussion of topics relevant to academic special collections and archives.
  • To increase visibility of special collections and archival materials across the Ohio academic community.
  • To hold an annual meeting to discuss business for the upcoming year.
  • To hold an annual workshop to exchange ideas or techniques on issues or developments relevant to the special collections and archives field.
  • To encourage and sponsor more conference sessions, presentations, and panel discussions about topics related to special collections and archives.

Membership

Any member of ALAO who is interested in archives and special collections topics.


Listserv

SCAig maintains a Google Group as a discussion forum on topics of interest to Ohio's academic special collections and archives community.  Anyone may join the group at https://groups.google.com/d/forum/alao-scaig.  All are welcome; you do not need to be a SCAig member to participate.


Events

Upcoming Events:


ALAO SCAig 2018 Meeting and Workshop


Description is People!: Sharing Descriptive Practices


Registration is open for SCAig's annual meeting and workshop, to be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018.

  • Morning meeting (9am-12:45pm): Thompson Library, Room 150A&B, The Ohio State University Libraries, 1858 Neil Avenue Mall, Columbus, Ohio 43210
  • Afternoon workshop (1:30-5pm): Ohio History Center, 3rd floor Cardinal Classroom, 800 E. 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211 (in partnership with the Society of Ohio Archivists)


Program Schedule

 

OSU portion

  • Registration: $20 ALAO member; $25 nonmember; $10 student. Limited to 40.
  • 9:00-9:30 - 30 min - Registration/Continental breakfast/Social
  • 9:30-9:45 - 15 min - Welcome/IG business
  • 9:45-10:45 - 60 min - Lightning round presentations
    • Karmen Beecroft, Digital Projects Librarian, Ohio University Libraries, "Reproducing the Reading Room Experience with Digitized Documents of a Sensitive Nature"
    • Suzanne Maggard, Reference/Collections Librarian, University of Cincinnati, "Getting through the Barriers: Moving to ArchivesSpace at UC"
    • Russell Schelby, Senior Systems Consultant, Applications Development & Support, The Ohio State University Libraries, "Archival Description from the IT Side"
    • Nicholas Ver Steegh, Metadata Technologies Librarian, Ohio University Libraries, "Another Core: Applying VRA Core to the Barnett Hook Postcards"
  • 10:45-11:45 - 60 min - Collection tours
  • 11:45-12:45 - 60 min - Lunch (included)
  • (1:00-2:00 - 60 min - Optional off site collection tours of the OSU University Archives or the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum; ONLY for those not attending the afternoon workshop)

Break/Travel between venues: 12:45-1:45 - 60 min


OHC portion

  • Registration: $20 SOA/ALAO member; $25 nonmember; $10 student. Limited to 40.
  • 1:30-2:00  - 30 min - SOA/SCAig Registration/social
  • 2:00-4:30 - 150 min - Workshop (with break)
  • 4:30-5:00 - 30 min - Optional OHC stacks tour
Afternoon Workshop Title: Finding Aids for the Future

Instructors: Morag Boyd and Cate Putirskis, The Ohio State University Libraries

Registration: $20 ALAO/SOA member; $25 nonmember; $10 student. Limited to 40.


Using descriptive and technical standards for your finding aids will makes access to your collection better now, and into the future! Standards-compliant description can more easily migrate between systems and be shared in an increasingly linked open data environment.

This workshop will assume familiarity with concepts of archival arrangement and description. Participants will learn:


Past Events:


SCAig 2017 workshop: Preserving Scrapbooks in the Archives with Jennifer Hain Teper

Friday, June 9, 2017, 9:15am-4:30pm at the University of Dayton.

The day included tours of UD’s archives and special collections, lunch, and networking.

This workshop was generously supported by the Midwest Archives Conference Speaker’s Bureau program—we thank MAC for its support of archival education in the Midwest!

The workshop Wakelet, handouts, and slides are available here!



SCAIG Co-Chairs



Janet Carleton
Digital Initiatives Coordinator
1 Ohio University
Alden Library Room 322
Athens, OH 45701-2978
740-597-2527
carleton@ohio.edu
Nick Pavlik
Curator of Manuscripts
Coordinator of Strategic Digital Partnerships
Center for Archival Collections
William T. Jerome Library, 5th Floor
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0001
419-372-7914
npavlik@bgsu.edu


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