SAA Publishes New Blog on Archival Security

MARA Blog

Published: January 3, 2017 by Anna Maloney

The break between fall and spring semesters, and the sudden absence of weekly discussion board posts, may leave some students feeling disconnected from the conversation of archival management. Thankfully, there are great resources available online for those interested in keeping in touch.

ArchivesBlogs syndicates content from a healthy list of archival blogs, including What the Fonds?from the archives of University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg, Practical Archivistwhich provides archival tips for working with photographs and other material, and You Ought to be Ashamed, from the producer of the ArchivesGig blog, which examines the landscape of archival job-hunting. 

One relevant blog, not yet syndicated by ArchivesBlogs, is the Society of American Archivists Security Section, a fledgling blog from SAA that explores security issues in archival environments. The December 2016 post tells the interesting story of an archives thief at Mont Sainte Odile Abbey in Alsace, France. 

And if you want to continue the conversation with your peers, consider joining the SAA SJSU Student Chapter and the SJSU MARA Facebook groups–there are always fun things to explore!