Thanks to all who came to Happy Hour last Wednesday! It is good to know that there is support and interest in our community to keep SeaAA going! We did have 3 people express interest in serving on the next Steering Committee. Please nominate yourself or another person (with their permission) by sending an email to us so that we can have a full roster of 5 Officers.
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The Seattle Area Archivists asks you to please attend a special topic Happy Hour at 6 PM on March 8th at the Elysian Tangletown pub in Wallingford.
The Steering Committee would like to discuss the future of SeaAA and we need to hear input from our membership. SeaAA has been a positive presence in the Seattle archival community for more than 30 years, however, we have recently been unsuccessful in recruiting new officers to serve on the Steering Committee. We have been operating with only three members for almost a year now (there are five established positions) and the current officers’ terms all expire at the end of June 2017. Please come and bring your energy and ideas to discuss how SeaAA might continue. The organization needs guidance and leadership from within its membership to continue to operate successfully. If we are unable to find at least 3 new officers, ideally 5 to return to the norm, SeaAA will unfortunately be forced to disincorporate at the end of the current officers’ terms. We hope to see many of you at this special happy hour – the first round is on SeaAA, so please join us!
The ArchivesSpace workshop planned for February 9th has been canceled, due to unavailability of enough panelists. We thank the University of Washington Libraries for offering to host, and we hope to reschedule in the near future.
Moving History Returns: Saving Our Magnetic Media
An Archival Screening Night
February 17, 2017
8:00 PM (Happy Hour at 7:00 PM)
Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98122
Moving History is back with new selections from Seattle-area heritage organizations, including dance troupe the Sally Sykes Group, Scarecrow Video, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Public Schools, and the Wing Luke Museum, as well as previous participants King County Archives, Seattle Municipal Archives and the University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections. Featured moving image material includes glimpses of rare feature films, historic Seattle, oral history interviews, dance performances by Pacific Northwest artists and much more (emceed by Spencer Sundell).
This archival screening night is presented by Moving Image Preservation of the Puget Sound (MIPoPS) to showcase analog videotape digitized with funds from 4Culture.
Seattle Municipal Archives and University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections will also feature selections digitized from 16 mm film.
For more information about MIPoPS, please visit our website: mipops.org
To view video digitized by MIPoPS, check out our collection on Internet Archive: archive.org/details/mipops
SeaAA will be hosting a workshop on ArchivesSpace on February 9 from 2 – 4 pm at the University of Washington. As many of our members work for institutions transitioning from Archivists’ Toolkit and Archon to AS, this workshop is aimed at helping those in different phases in the transition learn from one another about their experiences. At this time, we are looking for members from two other institutions who would be willing to participate in a panel discussion and share their specific experiences (via powerpoint and/or demonstration via ArchivesSpace, if possible) so that we have many different perspectives. If this is something you or someone from your institution would be interested in doing, please let us know at
After the panel presentation, we will allow time for questions from the panel and general discussion among the workshop participants. Please consider joining our panel and help your fellow members in their transition to ArchivesSpace!