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DC 2006 - Group Meeting

SAA Section Meetings

Friday, August 4, 2006
12:15 PM-2:15 PM


SAA Section Meetings Each of SAA’s 13 Sections will meet at DC 2006 to conduct business and share information. You must be an SAA member to belong to a section. (For additional Section meetings, see Friday, 10:00 am - Noon.)

  • Acquisition and Appraisal
    Following a brief business meeting, the section program will feature a discussion of the challenges and opportunities inherent in acquiring the papers of contemporary lawyers and law firms, as seen from the professional perspectives of archivists and scholars. [Jefferson East]
  • Description
    Beth Yakel presents on usability research and its impact on archival description, including her findings and suggestions for ways to conduct usability research in repositories. This follows the business meeting, committee updates, 2007 session proposal discussion, and election of a new Vice Chair. [Georgetown East / West]
  • Electronic Records
    Following the business meeting – including election of officers – Dr. Reagan Moore of the San Diego Supercomputer Center will give a presentation entitled, “Building Preservation Environments Using Data Grid Technologies.” We will also have time for discussion and updates on other issues. [International Ballroom East]
  • Oral History
    Library of Congress archivists will discuss intellectual access to oral history and enthnographic collections and digitization of recordings in the Archive of Folk Culture. Evolution of the LOC’s Veterans History Project online database and digital collections will also be discussed. [Jefferson West]
  • Preservation
    Following the annual business meeting, a FEMA representative will address on-theground response to cultural resources affected by Katrina, and a Heritage Preservation staffer will review Heritage Health Index findings and the Heritage Emergency National Task Force response to the hurricanes. Also to be discussed: poster session and publications fair. [Lincoln East]
  • Reference, Access, and Outreach
    Section members will hear about results of a survey on Archives Week programs held across the United States and Canada. There will be a discussion of steps RAO may take for making Archives Week/Month a national event. [Lincoln West]
  • Visual Materials
    A guest speaker will profile a D.C.-area image repository. The meeting will also include election of a Vice Chair, reports on working groups and section activities, and an exhibit of member submitted visual materials publications. [Monroe East / West]


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SAA thanks the following DC 2006 sponsors for their generous support:

2006 International Archives & Information Technology Exposition Exhibitor List