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It's almost here again - Archives Awareness Week 2017 is April 3-9. Are you planning an event, special activity, lecture, tour at your archives to celebrate Archives Week in Ontario? If so the AAO has some tools to help you on our website. Coming soon will be new posters, free to download, tips and tools to help publicise your event and a special page on our website where we can promote your event or activity, So watch this space for more details about Archives Awareness Week 2017 resources.
A new cycle of funding under DHCP is now open for applications. The deadline is January 27, 2017. Application forms and Guidelines can be found here on Library and Archives Canada website http://bit.ly/2bjsRPJ
Tips on how to prepare a stronger DHCP application can be found here
If you need more information or help contact the AAO Advisor Iona McCraith.
Date: 24 Jul 2016
From: Monona Rossol <actsnyc<-at->cs<.>com>
Subject: Handling documents after restoration from flood
Peggy W. Norris <peggywnorris<-at->gmail<.>com> writes
>Is there anything about the either freeze-drying or irradiation that would increase the risk of allergens? Are there any other issues with freeze-dried, irradiated documents that we should be aware of?
"Musty smell indicates a live and active mold infestation. But if there are particles of dead mold structures in the items, these are quite capable of causing allergic symptoms. The same proteins are present in the structure fragments. Dead mold is almost as allergy-provoking as live mold. The only difference is that people who are also allergic to some of the complex "fragrance" chemicals active molds release will not be affected as strongly. However, it is the proteins in the molds themselves that provoke most people.
And depending on the contents of the storm water, there may be other chemicals present in the artifacts. For example, the Sandy water from our area hauled up a load of industrial chemicals from the water and the sediments from the bottoms of our not-too-clean waterways plus some ugly bacteria from sewerage overflows and deposited all this junk in our stuff."
Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., Industrial Hygienist
President: Arts, Crafts and Theater Safety, Inc.
Safety Officer: Local USA829, IATSE
181 Thompson St. #23
New York, NY 10012
#AAW2016 was quite successful with many interesting events going on around the province to celebrate archives during the week of April 4-10. Thank you to everyone who opened their doors to the public, hosted a special event, posted about it on Twitter, Facebook and the AAOLIST.
AAO with generous support from the Archives of Ontario created posters and other resources for our members use in planning or promoting archives during this celebratory week. We also hosted a calendar of your events here on the website for public to see what was happening where.
Now we are already beginning to think about Archives Awareness Week 2017. We would appreciate your feedback about this year and whether our resources were useful to you and which ones you used. We would also like to hear your comments and ideas for how AAO can help promote Archives Awareness in 2017. This is a big year as Canada celebrates 150 years of confederation so we want to ensure everyone knows the value and importance of archives in telling our story of the past 150 years and for the next 150. You an send your ideas, suggestions, comments, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear AAO Members,
I am very happy to announce April is not only the start of Spring, it is also when Ontario celebrates all things archival ! April 4th - 10th let's really showcase our archives during Archives Awareness Week 2016.
To give you inspiration and help you start planning an event, the Archives Association of Ontario has provided a really great set of posters, tips, tools and ideas for events on our new website page dedicated to Archives Awareness Week. All of these free resources can be found in the Members Only Resources section of the website here So check it out. Special thank you to Archives of Ontario for their generous support in producing the posters.
Already have an event planned for Archives Awareness Week? You can have information about it posted on our website here. Email the Archives Advisor to submit information on your event.
And tell your family, your neighbors, your friends, your local politician - the archivists are coming!!
Coming soon to a website near you... this one. A brand new page with tips, tools and an awesome poster you can download all for free, to help you promote your archives during Archives Awareness Week, April 4 to 10.
Now the holiday season is over don't forget to make your application for 2016 funding through DHCP. The deadline is February 26, 2016.
Application Guidelines, forms and all details can be found at http://goo.gl/lY9Jtb .
SAA Foundation Launches Grant Program
The SAA Foundation will begin awarding grants of $500 to $3,000 for projects that meet the mission and goals of the Foundation and the strategic priorities of SAA. Read more about the grant application process and guidelines here. Deadline for grant applications: February 1.
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