OCLC Research at the Society of American Archivists

Several of us (Jackie, Jennifer, Ricky, and I) will be heading off to the Society of American Archivists meeting in Austin, TX (August 11-16). Look for us at the following meetings:

Tuesday, August 11, 2009:

Research Forum
Jackie Dooley presenting on the “Analyze Archival Descriptive Practice Project

Wednesday, August 12, 2009
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
RLG Partnership Roundtable

Thursday August 13, 2009
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
SESSION 110 – Under One Roof: Reorganizing and Merging Archives
Jennifer Schaffner, Chair

Saturday, August 15, 2009
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
SESSION 601 – Going With the Flow: Sustainable Models for Integrating Digitization
Merrilee Proffitt, Commentator

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
SESSION 704 – Libraries, Archives, and Museums: Converging for Real
Ricky Erway, Chair

Are you curious about the RLG Partnership Roundtable? Here’s the draft agenda for that meeting. Additionally, there’s a call out to co-chair the roundtable. If you want to get more involved with SAA, and learn more about our work, this is a great opportunity.

Welcome and introductions (Matienzo, Co-Chair)
Announcement from Council Liaison (Nancy Lenoil)
Elections: announce and introduce candidates, distribute ballots

Program: You asked for it, you got it, updates from OCLC Research and the RLG Partnership

  • Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Preservation and Access
  • Contextualizing the OCLC Research special collections work agenda
  • Archival User Studies
  • Archival WorldCat record analysis
  • Archival Services investigation (includes WorldCat Local and ArchiveGrid)
    (See the WorldCat Local Special Collections Task Force Report: and OCLC response)
  • Questions and answers

    Call for ideas for session proposals for 2010 conference. Any proposals this roundtable can endorse?

    Election Results