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- SAASC’s Collection of Interesting Archives: Take a look at this collection of interesting archives from around the world, gathered by SAASC members. Have an interesting archive you’d like to add? Fill out our form with the information about your archive, and it will be added to our spreadsheet!
- SAASC Canvas Discussion Boards: Interact with your fellow student members on Canvas. It’s much more fun than your mandatory discussion posts for your classes!
- SAA Section Lists: SAA maintains more than 40 discussion/announcement forums for various segments of the archival community. See the complete list. Non-members may subscribe to a maximum of three discussion lists. SAA members have access to all sections.
- SAA SNAP (Students & New Archives Professionals) Section List: The Students and New Archives Professionals (SNAP) Section advocates for and addresses the needs of new archivists within SAA and the archives profession.
- Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC): NEDCC is a trusted source of information on caring for collections, both physical and digital. The Center is a national leader in training on digital preservation and can offer advice on building sustainable digital collections. Through federal and foundation funding, the Center has developed a range of highly regarded preservation aids.
- Preservation Training Programs: A variety of inexpensive and free courses, many qualify as Archival Recertification Credits for ACA certified archivists!
- Preservation Leaflets: Authoritative resources for a wide variety of preservation topics, available in either PDF or HTML.
- Free Resources: Links to everything NEDCC offers to support preservation efforts at cultural heritage museums as well as private or family collections.
- MLIS Skills at Work Report (pdf download link): The Spring 2020 snapshot at recent job postings in and related to Library and Information Science fields.
Blogs and Podcasts:
- Archives in Context: The podcast about archives and the people behind them. Archives in Context talks with those pushing the profession in new directions and goes behind the scenes to give an insider look at archives.
- Material Memory: Produced by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), the current season of the Material Memory podcast explores the impact of the climate crisis on communities and their cultural heritage.
- Derangement and Description: A “webcomic about archives, digital preservation, and metadata” written by Rebecca Goldman, the Media and Digital Services Librarian at La Salle University’s Connelly Library.
- The Keepers podcast: From the Kitchen Sisters, a series about the keepers of culture and the cultures and collections they keep. Stories of activist archivists, rogue librarians, curators, collectors and historians. Guardians of history, large and small, protectors of the free flow of information and ideas, eccentric individuals who take it upon themselves to preserve some part of our cultural heritage.
- An Archivist’s Tale podcast: Archivists in conversation with archivists, discussing their work and passions and how they care for the historical record and present the storied past. Hosted by husband and wife team Karen Trivette and Geof Huth.
- The National Archives blogs: The National Archives maintains multiple blogs in the interest of sharing more information with the public about National Archives activities.
- SJSU School of Information webcasts: The iSchool hosts live webcasts featuring guest speakers on a wide variety of topics throughout the academic year. All of the webcasts are recorded and made available on the on-demand webcasts section.
SAASC Member Accolades