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"Spotlight on Archives: Showcasing the Diversity of the Archival
Enterprise" is the unifying theme of 2003 Society of American Archivists
(SAA) annual meeting, scheduled to take place
August 18th - 24th at the Century Plaza Hotel and Tower in Los Angeles,
CA.

Paul Duguid, author of The Social Life of Information, will present the
opening plenary address. David Rumsey, a private map collector and
entrepreneur in providing digital versions of maps, will be the second
plenary speaker.

The program features more than 70 workshops, sessions, and other
presentations. A series of "unplugged" sessions - introductory
presentations about archival fundamentals that made their first
appearance at last year's conference in Birmingham - will focus on
moving image archives, security, oral history, records management,
outreach, privacy and confidentiality, and fundraising/ grant writing.

Some themes of the upcoming program include:

Preservation of film, audio, and digital materials
Standards for interoperability of electronic information, such as TEI,
CUSTARD, InterPARES, and OAIS
Aspects of the workplace, including diversity, mentoring, volunteers,
and employment ethics
Southern California culture as reflected in collections of surfing,
cars, women architects, Afro-American musicians, and regional theater.
Of special interest to RECORDED SOUND professionals are the following:
The 125th Anniversary of Recorded Sound: A Look at the Past, Present,
and WAVs of the Future (Session #7)
A Model for Digital Audio Preservation and Distribution: The Arhoolie
Foundation Strachwitz Frontera Collection (Session #27SF)
Central Avenue: Archival and Eyewitness Accounts from Black Musicians
(Session #39)
From Daybooks of History to Film at Eleven: The Research Value and Use
of Broadcast Journalism Collections (Session #47)
Recorded Sound Roundtable
Program information and registration materials are available at:
http://www.archivists.org/conference/index.asp.

(If you are not an SAA member and would like a program mailed to you,
please contact Carlos Salgado at [log in to unmask]).

We'll see you there!