October 30 (next Thursday) is #AskanArchivist day! On October 30, archivists around the United States will take to Twitter to answer your questions about any and all things archives! See below for more details....
If you do not have a Twitter account and would like to submit questions please send them to email@example.com and we will post them via the SJSU SAASC Twitter account! Try and get all of your questions in by October 29!
Next week (October 20-26, 2014) is International Open Access Week and there may be an event near you! Some events will also be live streamed! There is something for everyone. Check out the International Open Access Week website for more details!
This week our professor asked our class to locate an article in the news on archives and their use of technology. Instead of scouring the internet I went to the SJSU SAASC Delicious account and found a great article that worked perfectly and it took me under 5 minutes to find my gold!
If you have not already, check out this great resource. If you have a personal account on the platform you can follow us (@sjsusaasc). If you are a SJSU SAASC member you are allowed to be a contributing member to the account. Log-in details and more are located in the User-Guide on our Canvas site!
Contact us if you have any questions!
Yesterday the SJSU SAASC held its Annual Members Meeting via Blackboard Collaborate! Thank you to all who came out! If you were unable to attend and are curious about the student chapter and how to get involved you can view the recording HERE. The minutes from the meeting have also been added to our website.
At the meeting we talked about upcoming events (the Sacramento Archives Crawl on October 11 and a tour of the Grateful Dead Archives that is in the works), our updated Weebly website, our new Delicious account, committees that you can get involved in and more!
Below are the slides from the meeting.
The SAASC Special Election for Events Coordinator has begun! Get your vote in now. You have until Sunday, October 12!
The SJSU SAASC has started a Delicious account to function as a platform for SJSU SAASC members to share the interesting things they find online about the archival world with the rest of their colleagues. The result is an amazing collaborative resource (a sort of informal database) for members that can serve a variety of purposes. Members can use the Delicious account to read articles about archives in the news, to spark assignment topics, to create visualizations like tag clouds and much more. Tagging is an important component of Delicious. Consistent tags allow members to filter the data and narrow down searches on particular topics of interest.
Not sure what Delicious is? Wondering how you can become a contributing member of the SJSU SAASC Delicious account? See the Delicious User-Guide for SJSU SAASC Members located in the "Files" section of the Canvas site to find out more.
Questions about the SJSU SAASC Delicious account should be forwarded to: Catherine Folnović (Technology Coordinator), firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us for our annual SJSU SAASC Member Meeting on October 7 at 6 pm PST! Not a member of SJSU SAASC? Signing up is easy on the iSchool Advising Site and membership is free! Join SJSU SAASC today and introduce yourself on the discussion board!
SAASC is looking for an Events Coordinator for 2014-2015! Nominate yourself now!