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  • October 04, 2016 1:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Registration is now open for the SCA-sponsored fall workshop in Santa Clara, offered by the Society of American Archivists:

    Appraisal of Electronic Records (#1772)

    Thursday, November 10, 2016, at Santa Clara University, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

    This is a Society of American Archivists Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Foundation Course.

    The first 25 SCA members who register for the course will receive the special discount of $100 off the SAA member and non-member registration fees; SCA members who are not members of SAA will receive an additional $25 discount. Prior to registering, please email the SCA Northern California Education Committee Chair, Marie Silva, to receive the promotional codes:

    For a full description of the course, please visit the SAA website:


    Registration is limited to 30 attendees.

    Remember that you may qualify for a Gray Scholarship to help with workshop costs.

    The Walter P. Gray III Education Fund Scholarship offers up to $250 for registration and travel to SCA workshops. Submit an application form, including a proposed budget, to Marie Silva ( by October 20, 2016. Additional information and a link to the application form are available here:

    We look forward to seeing you there!

  • October 04, 2016 1:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The SCA Fall Newsletter is now available and ready for reading. Take a look at what the SCA is doing and at what fellow archivists and their repositories are doing throughout the state.
  • September 23, 2016 10:17 AM | Anonymous member

    The Society of California Archivists Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held April 27-29 in Pasadena, California. The Program Committee would like to invite you to submit your session proposals to make this our best AGM yet!

    The theme of next year’s AGM is New Media, Same Process: Reconsidering Archives in Old Pasadena. The Program Committee welcomes proposals on any archival topic, and particularly welcomes those concerning fundamental archival theory in the context of new media, tools and practices, as well as proposals that feature:

    • The intersection between digital asset management and archives
    • management.
    • ArchivesSpace, and how institutions have customized it for their
    • needs.
    • Crowdsourcing and community engagement in archives.
    • Archivists doing their own research.
    • Intake procedures for born-digital materials.
    • Capturing social media.
    • Serving digital collections.
    • Metadata use and reuse.
    • Linked data.
    • Archives and inclusivity.
    • Archival value.

    A proposal form is available here.

    The deadline for submitting session proposals is Monday, October 31, 2016.

    If you have any questions, or ideas to discuss, please don't hesitate to contact Program Committee Chair David Uhlich. Thanks so much for helping us to make next year’s conference a successful one!

    See you in Pasadena!

  • September 15, 2016 3:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SCA's Nominating Committee is now accepting nominations and self-nominations for the following positions:

    • Vice President / President Elect (3-year term)
    • Secretary (2-year term)
    • Membership Director (2-year term)
    • Director at Large (2-year term)
    • Nominating Committee member (2-year term)

    Submit your name or the name of a colleague by completing the SCA Candidate Nominating Form.

    SCA service is a great way to have an impact on the archival profession in California. It provides opportunities to engage with colleagues while sharing, learning, and developing leadership skills. Furthermore, it's a chance to work with a team of wonderful archival colleagues from around the state.

    More information about the positions and their responsibilities can be found in the SCA Handbook, sections 3-11 and 3-11-5.

    All nominations must be received by November 15, 2016.

    Thank you,
    SCA Nominating Committee

    Ellen Jarosz, Chair
    Josh Schneider
    Tanya Hollis

  • September 14, 2016 11:25 AM | Anonymous member
    Is your repository or institution planning an event for American Archives month? If so, please let us know by posting a comment or contacting SCA at All California based events will be added to our Upcoming Events calendar and promoting on SCA's social media.
  • July 06, 2016 9:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The SCA Summer Newsletter is now available and ready for reading.   Take a look at what the SCA is doing and at what fellow archivists and their repositories are doing throughout the state.

  • April 15, 2016 8:48 AM | Anonymous member

    The new officers for the 2016-2017 Board of the Society of California Archivists are:

    Vice-President/President-Elect: David Uhlich

    Board Member-at-Large: Chris Marino

    Treasurer: Kate Tasker

    Nominating Committee: Tanya Hollis

    These persons will take office on 8 May and join incoming president Mattie Taormina, Immediate Past President Ellen Jarosz, Board Member-at-Large Li Wei Yang, Membership Director Christy Horton, and Secretary Lisa Crane to form the 2016-2017 SCA Board.

  • April 15, 2016 8:43 AM | Anonymous member

    At the Awards Luncheon of our Annual General Meeting on 10 April, our society's awards were announced:

    Sustained Service Award: Teresa Mora

    Career Achievement Award: Lynn Downey

    James V. Mink Award: Mary Priest

    Archives Appreciation Award: Computer History Museum

    Archival Award of Excellence: Adrian Turner

    For more on our awards go here

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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.

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