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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.
Effective January 4, 2016 the AAO Archives Advisor office hours will be changing to Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5 pm.
Library and Archives Canada have announced the successful recipients of Documentary Heritage Community Program funding for 2015-2016. The deadline for applying for next funding cycle is February 26, 2016.
Information and application forms can be found here http://goo.gl/Ymi1fk
Exciting news from Douglas Nishimura of Image Permanence Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology. A truely useful resource packed with everything you could want to know about caring for film collections of all types. Check it out.
FilmCare.org, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, is a central resource for best practices in film preservation that provides guidelines for dealing with the preservation of all types and formats of film materials. It addresses the requirements for preserving black-and-white and color film and nitrate, acetate, and polyester-based film. It also addresses specific issues for motion-picture film, sheet film, still roll film, microfilm, and aerial film, as well as the management of collections containing a variety of media types (certainly the most common real-life situations encountered in the field). This approach focuses primarily on storage, condition surveys, and the development and implementation of best-fit environment-based strategies. Users can create a FREE account to evaluate their own collections and get specific guidance on next steps for best practices for film preservation.
Sign up today at http://www.filmcare.org to get a free account and learn more about film.
Are you interested in learning about the preservation needs and challenges facing Ontario archives in caring for analog and digital media? Then read the report on and survey responses to the survey conducted by the AAO Preservation Committee this summer.
Fantastic two days of discussing and practicing emergency response and salvage for archival records just completed. Thank you to all the enthusiastic participants who attended this AAO workshop and big thanks to City of Ottawa Archives for hosting it. It's rather fun to see how excited archivists can get at tossing documents, books, photos , AV media, etc. into tubs of water and then see if they can rescue them before they disintegrate.
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