Society of American Archivists Student Chapter
University of Texas at Austin
Graduate School of Library and Information Science

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Archives and Technology
Archives Week in Austin
October 14-20, 2001

Schedule of Events and Speakers

Archives Week Proclamation
Austin City Council Meeting
Thursday, October 11, approximately 5:30 pm in the Chas Jordan Room, Conley-Guerrero Senior Activity Center, 808 Nile Street.

Hanging of Archives Week Banner
Sunday, October 14 , 5:00 pm, on 21st Street pedestrian overpass NOTE NEW TIME!!!

Archives and the Law
Terry Thompson, Archivist, Anglican Communion of Canada
Monday, October 15, 6:30 pm Sanchez Building 556

Terry will discuss a potentially devastating legal crisis her institution is experiencing. The talk will provide insight into legal concerns for every archivist, and will also reveal differences in the legal obligations between Canada and the United States.

E-Archiving and Obsolescence
Debbie Carter, Archivist, Bush Presidential Library
Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 pm Sanchez Building 556

Debbie will describe her institution's project to archive email, and the dilemma confronting the Bush Presidential Library of using technology that has become obsolete.

Corporate Archives and Technology Management
Becky Tousey, Managing Archivist, Kraft Foods International
Wednesday, October 17, 6:30 pm Sanchez Building 464

Becky will talk about how Kraft and other corporate archives are using and managing technology. She will give an overview of the archival role in the corporate environment.

Disaster Response: A Good Time for De-accessioning?
Marlan Green, GSLIS Preservation and Conservation student
Thursday, October 18, 4:30-6:00 pm Sanchez Building 556

Marlan will talk about recovery efforts at Houston's Academy of Medicine Archives in the wake of the Tropical Storm Allison.

Colorado Digitization Project: Imaging and Access
Sue Kriegsman, Operations Coordinator, Colorado Digitization Project
Thursday, October 18, 6:30 pm Sanchez Building 468

Sue will discuss the statewide cooperative project to create a publicly accessible digital library by digitizing materials held by libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and state government. The project is digitizing full text and graphics, and institutions may contribute content that is either "born digital" or of a format requiring scanning. The CDP is one of several projects in the United States, including Texas Archives Resources Online, providing online access to archives.

Archives Clinic
At the Austin History Center
Saturday, October 20, 10 am to 3 pm Austin History Center, 9th and Guadalupe Streets

The public is invited to bring documents, such as letters and photographs, and questions about archives and records, to the Clinic to obtain advice on such matters as preservation, organization, determining what to keep, and the like. Students from the GSLIS Preservation and Conservation Studies Program will join students in Archival and Records Enterprise in this public service event.

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