New York Archives Conference Set For June 7-9 in Utica


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Albany Cultural Education Center State Museum Archives and LibraryRegistration for the New York Archives Conference is now open. This years conference will be held from Wednesday, June 7 to Friday, June 9, 2017 at Utica College.

Plenary Speaker, Devin Lander, New York State’s 16th Historian, will present “2017: A Year of History,” discussing statewide initiatives taking place surrounding 2017’s historical anniversaries.

Attendees can choose from two workshops: A program to increase practical knowledge of disaster recovery and response through hands-on salvage of a simulated disaster, and the SAA DAS certificate course, Building Advocacy and Support for Digital Archives.

Sessions include the Women’s Suffrage Movement in NYS; Applied Disaster Preparedness for Small Institutions; Digital Humanities in the Archives; Oral Histories in the Digital Landscape; Pragmatic Processing for Diverse Collections; Strategies for Lone Arrangers; Resurrecting College Archives; and Teaching with Primary Documents. Poster presentations will take place on Thursday afternoon.

This year also features a Thursday Mentorship Luncheon hosted by Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York (DHPSNY).
To register, click here.

The conference will wrap up with a concluding luncheon with Professor David Wittner, who will discuss “Digitizing Grandma’s Attic.”

For more information, contact the NYAC Chair, Yvonne Deligato at deligato@binghamton.edu.

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