July/August 2013 - Society of American Archivists

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July/August 2013


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12 SAA Foundation Donors

14 Connecting Collections

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FINDING AIDS and MUCH MORE Share with social media Web 2.0 for contributions Batch processing for digital content ACCESSIONS & STORAGE


Allocate available warehouse locations for new accessions; find and track requested items; get statistical reports on linear and cubic quantity by collection, accession, donor and others.


REFERENCE SERVICE Finding aids with intuitive keyword searches or precision logic, shopping cart and automatic email requests. Members self-register register for additional online services including workflow status.


CONTENT & METADATA Describe with DACS, ISAD(G) or RAD and control authorized names with ISAAR; prompt-specific online help for professional describing; rapid capture and linking of digital content, including Email.


CLICK PUBLISHING Export EAD & MARC with return links for access from library and federated systems. Publish EAD, HTML, PDF, and RTF reports. Get meaningful usage statistics with Google Analytics.

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Code Breakers Learn about a mass digitization project that unites collections related to the history of genetics. John Zarrillo

22 Courtesy of the University of Denver.

Courtesy of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Library and Archives.


Archives Under Construction

Call for Proposals

Two archivists at the University of Denver Penrose Library share their experience providing reference and user services during a building renovation.

Discover how you can submit program or continuing education proposals for Archives H Records: Ensuring Access, the 2014 Joint Annual Meeting of CoSA, NAGARA, and SAA.

Steve Fisher and Katherine M. Crowe

Features 3 The Big Picture

Effective Advocacy through Institutional Alignment Erin Lawrimore

6 Make Access Happen

Help NARA Rethink Electronic Recordkeeping National Archives and Records Administration

10 Budgeting for New Technologies

Larry M. Brow

12 Contributors Make a Difference

SAA Salutes Donors Who Gave to the Foundation in FY 2013

14 Connecting Collections

Working Together to Provide Greater Access to Archives

Evelyn Taylor, Kaela Casey, and Laura Worden

16 The Food of New Orleans

Susan Tucker


2 President’s Message Egad, That Was Quick!

24 From the Archivist of the United States

The Founding Fathers at a Website Near You

28 From the Executive Director Strategic Planning

Departments 18 Someone You Should Know Michael Kurtz

19 News Briefs 20 Around SAA Two New Campus Case Studies Bring a DAS Course or Continuing Education Workshop to Your Neighborhood!

Invasion of the E-Book AMTF Recommends Experimentation

21 Kudos / In Memoriam COVER PHOTO: What’s Cooking: Drawing on a Brennan’s menu, a New Orleans restaur