Digital Archives Panel – July 30, 11:30-1:00p

The panel, hosted by the Texas State Bar and sponsored by ACT, featured a group of panelists from Austin and San Antonio, who discussed the systems they’re using to manage their digital assets. Here’s the line up:

  • Jessica Meyerson, Briscoe Center for American History, Fedora/Islandora
  • Liz Gushee, Harry Ransom Center, ContentDM
  • Liza Talbot, LBJ Presidential Library, Omeka
  • Kristin Law & Julianna Barrera-Gomez, UT-San Antonio, Archivematica
  • Mark Myers, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Preservica

Wimberley Photo Salvage Service Project

Members of ACT spent Thursday, June 25th at the Katherine Ann Porter School cleaning and rehousing photographs damaged by the Memorial Day Weekend floods.

The event was covered by TWC News.

Funds for supplies were provided by the Society of American Archivists Foundation’s National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives.



The Archivists of Central Texas will take a tour of the Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory (VPL) at the Pickle Research Campus on Tuesday, June 9 at 3:30p.

From their website: “The Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory (VPL) is known worldwide as a major repository for unique scientific collections from the American Southwest…Today, VPL is the principal repository for vertebrate fossils collected from state and federal lands in Texas…”

VPL is where all of the fossils that fill the Texas Memorial Museum come from. I also heard that they have a mastodon skull.

The tour is limited to 20. Please sign up!

We will make a second attempt to follow with a happy hour at C. Hunt’s Ice House.



 

The Archivists of Central Texas will tour the Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory

located at the Pickle Research Campus on Thursday, April 16 at 3pm.

After the tour, there will be a Happy Hour at Lala’s Christmas Bar.

Sign up is limited to 20.
You can sign up here: http://goo.gl/LpGmUz

Carpooling arrangements are forthcoming.



 

DAS Webinar: Archival Collections Management Systems [DAS]

The University of Texas General Libraries will host a live DAS webinar next Tuesday, March 31 at 1-2:30pm.

The webinar is live and is supposed to run 1.5 hours.

http://saa.peachnewmedia.com/store/seminar/seminar.php?seminar=30983

You can sign up here: http://goo.gl/LpGmUz
Sign up is limited to 10.

WHERE: University of Texas campus, PCL Library, Technology Integration Services conference room, PCL 1.128A, in the basement (“terrace level”).

PARKING: Please consider walking, bus, or bike first. If you must drive: Street parking: metered, coins only. Parking Garage: The Brazos garage is closest to PCL, and the price is $6-9.


 

February 19, 2015 begins the Year of the Sheep (or Goat, or Ram, if you prefer). Looking for a way to kick off your Lunar New Year celebrations? Come to our February 19th gathering, and talk with Austin-based archivist Lauren Kata about Archives in China.

In October 2014, Lauren traveled to China to participate in two very different but archivally-related conferences, and she will be sharing photos, reflections and food stories. Please feel free to bring your own international conference or Asian travel stories to share as well.

Date/Time:
Thursday, February 19, 2015
6pm – 8pm

Austin Public Library – Cepeda Branch Rooms #1 and #2
http://library.austintexas.gov/es/cepeda-branch