Hershey Community Archives also recently collaborated with Milton Hershey School to offer online access to historical newspapers. The Hershey Press (published 1909-1926) and Hershey News (published 1953-1964) are both accessible online via AccessPA’s Digital Repository. “Milton Hershey School’s membership in AccessPA provided the Archives with an opportunity to add these newspapers to a state-wide historical newspaper database,” said Hamilton. “Users can search by keyword for articles related to the community or even their own family.” To access the newspapers, go to www.hersheyarchives.organd use the Collections & Research tab.
The Education Committee of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) is currently soliciting proposals for workshops at the Fall 2014 conference in Baltimore, Maryland.
Workshops will be held on Thursday, October 16, 2014. Workshops may be either a half-day or a full-day and may focus on any topic of interest to MARAC’s constituency, for example: Appraisal, Arrangement & Description, Records Management, Donor Relations, Disaster Planning, Digitization, Electronic Records, and Reference. This year we are especially interested in workshops related to management topics and also digital/electronic records. Workshop leaders will be provided with a monetary stipend.
Please complete the workshop proposal form:
Deadline is March 28, 2014.
Interested parties may also specify a preference to be considered for the Spring 2015 conference.
David Ranzan – firstname.lastname@example.org
Ilhan Citak – email@example.com
Workshop Coordinators/Education Committee
MARAC FALL 2014 Meeting
October 16-18, 2014
Call for Proposals
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference invites the submission of session proposals for its fall meeting to be held October 16-18, 2014, in Baltimore, Maryland. Deadline for proposals is February 28, 2014.
The Fall 2014 Program Committee invites proposals on all aspects of archives and archival work, both in traditional and emerging subfields. Creative and timely presentations from professionals in archives and related fields (public history, libraries, museums, genealogy, information science, digital collections, and records management) are very welcome. Session need not be fully formed to be submitted for consideration. The Committee will work with proposers on their submissions. Proposals for individual papers on archival topics will also be considered.
The committee will evaluate all paper and session proposals with a particular emphasis on:
Possible Session Types
Debate: Session chair announces the topic, with a two participant debate following.
Lightning Talks: Presentations may be from 3 to 10 minutes long. Number of presenters will vary based on assigned time slot
Open Forum: Topical discussion with chair leading discussion with attendees. May include discussion leaders to direct breakout conversations.
PechaKucha: Each presentation consists of 20 images displayed for 20 seconds, with comment
Each presentation lasts 6 minutes and 40 seconds. Maximum number of presenters for this session type is 8-10.
Roundtable Discussion: Three or four participants make very brief remarks then discuss a topic together.
Standard Presentations: Two or three speakers with a chair.