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  • July 10, 2015 3:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Grab a cool summer beverage and take some time to catch up on all the activities of your colleagues around the state by reading the Summer 2015 SCA Newsletter.

  • July 01, 2015 11:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Going to the SCA & Gold Country Archivists Mini-Conference?

    Come a day early for the pre-conference workshop:

    Digital Forensics for Archivists: Fundamentals #1624

    Thursday, August 27, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the California State Library in Sacramento

    (Offered by the Society of American Archivists, sponsored by SCA)
    Instructor: Martin J. Gengenbach, Assistant Archivist at the Bill and Melinda Gates Archives

    SCA Members receive special pricing.

    Register on the SAA website, where you'll find a full description.

    EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JULY 27, 2015.

    We hope to see you there!

  • June 22, 2015 12:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On-line registration for the mini-conference is available until August 21st or when attendance capacity is reached, whichever comes first! No on-site registration will be available.  Click here to register!

    The mini-conference program, which will take place at the California State Archives and the California State Library, will feature plenary sessions, three concurrent sessions, and a luncheon.  The day will conclude with site tours of the California State Archives, the California State Library, and the Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park.   For additional information and to view the preliminary program, click here.


  • June 21, 2015 10:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Registration is now open for The Future is Now: Digital Initiatives in the Archives mini-conference at the San Diego Air & Space Museum on August 28th. To view the preliminary program or to register please visit here.


  • June 10, 2015 2:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Society of California Archivists members recently voted to approve a revision to section 3-4 of SCA’s Bylaws by the three fifths majority vote required for such a revision.  The revision now makes the position of immediate past president on the SCA’s Board of Directors  a voting director.  The vote was necessary because the California Non-Profits Corporation Code no longer allows non-voting members on the board of mutual non-profit organizations. Our position of immediate past president had been  non-voting. The vote to revise our bylaws was coupled with SCA’s general election, which ended 3 May. 


  • May 30, 2015 8:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thank you to everyone who ran in this year's election! Here are the results:

    VP/Pres Elect: Mattie Taormina | Secretary: Lisa Crane
    Membership Director: Christy Horton | Director at Large: Li Wei Yang

  • May 19, 2015 11:38 AM | Anonymous member

    Mark your calendars for two "mini-conferences" to take place in Sacramento and San Diego on August 28th, each with a workshop offering on August 27.

    SCA is sponsoring these gatherings under its Member Initiated Events program, and each has a regional organizing committee.  With our AGM out of state at the Denver Western Roundup this year, these small conferences will provide great in-state programming and training opportunities for our members -- at minimal cost!

    Stay tuned on the West Arch listserv and here for further details.

    For more information about the Sacramento mini-conference, co-sponsored by the Gold Country Archivists, please send an email to goldcountryarchivists@gmail.com.

    For more information about the San Diego mini-conference, contact program chair Katie Richardson at katie.richardson@pepperdine.edu .



  • May 19, 2015 9:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Western Round-Up is just around the corner! Since we are out of town this year, the SCA will not hold its usual Silent Auction, which is our major fundraiser.

    In advance of the meeting, we wanted to remind members to consider donating to the James V. Mink Scholarship Fund, which was created to ensure that new generations of archivists will have the opportunity to attend an Annual General Meeting and a pre-conference workshop.

    The Mink scholarship is funded entirely through the generous donations of SCA members, and is the focus of this year’s funding drive. Take a moment to donate online, where you can make a payment by debit/credit card, PayPal, or follow up by mailing a check. Please see our Giving to SCA page for more information. There is no minimum amount—every donation helps!

    Thank you for supporting SCA, and we look forward to seeing many of you in Denver!


    Jeanette Berard
    Danielle Scott Taylor
    Co-Chairs, SCA Development Committee

  • May 14, 2015 4:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Gold Country Archivists (GCA), an informal organization for archivists in the Sacramento region, are excited to announce that they will be co-sponsoring a two day “mini-conference” with the Society of California Archivists (SCA) this summer.  The mini-conference, an SCA Member-Initiated Event, will take place in Sacramento from August 27-28, 2015, and will consist of a pre-conference workshop on Thursday and a day-long conference on Friday.

    The pre-conference workshop, Digital Forensics for Archivists: Fundamentals, is a Society of American Archivists Digital Archives Specialist foundational course. More information about the course is available here:

    http://saa.archivists.org/events/digital-forensics-for-archivists-fundamentals-1624/620/

    SCA members receive special pricing for the workshop!

     The mini-conference program, which will take place at the California State Archives and the California State Library, will feature plenary sessions, three concurrent sessions, and a luncheon.  The day will conclude with site tours of the California State Archives, the California State Library, and the Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park.  The conference program will be announced in June.

    For more information about the Gold Country Archivists or the mini-conference, please send an email to goldcountryarchivists@gmail.com.

    Mark your calendars – we hope to see you there!



  • April 28, 2015 3:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    PowerPoint slides and handouts for Nancy Arms Simon's "Exhibitions for Beginners" workshop, held April 17th at the Environmental Design Archives, are now available for viewing and download on the Past Workshops page.

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Report of the Strategic Planning Task Force

Thank you SCA members who filled out our Strategic Planning survey in November 2012.  The results of the survey and the Task Force's recommendations on SCA priorities were presented at our AGM in April 2013.  The report itself can be read from the Strategic Planning Task Force page.

Preserving Your History brochure series

Do your patrons want information on how to care for their own materials, and do family and neighborhood history?  Check out SCA's Preserving Your History brochure series. These guides will help you to care for your photographs and family history documents, and give you useful “how to” advice on conducting an oral history or a neighborhood history.  Now available in English, Spanish and Chinese.

Upcoming events

August 27, 2015 9:00 AM • San Diego Air & Space Museum
August 27, 2015 9:00 AM • California State Library
August 28, 2015 8:30 AM • San Diego Air & Space Museum, Balboa Park, San Diego, California
August 28, 2015 9:00 AM • Sacramento, California (California State Archives & California State Library)

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