February 21, 2017 — The Academy of Certified Archivists Issues a Statement Opposing the Executive Order of January 27, 2017

February 21, 2017 — The Academy of Certified Archivists Issues a Statement Opposing the Executive Order of January 27, 2017

As an archival organization representing archivists internationally and seeking to expand its membership base, the Academy of Certified Archivists strongly opposes the Executive Order of January 27, 2017– and any similarly restrictive measures – banning immigrants and refugees to the United States from the Muslim-majority countries of Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Libya Somalia, and Yemen, even for a temporary period. Our opposition is consistent with one of the purposes in our bylaws to “[d]evelop and administer a program of certification and certification maintenance for archivists in the United States and Internationally.” When an archivist, depending upon where he or she lives, is unable to actively participate in the professional archival work of collecting, preserving and providing access to the documentary heritage of the human experience or pursue an education with that goal in mind, then important qualifications of archival certification are similarly closed to these professionals and students. The travel required to give presentations and workshops, attend conferences, conduct research leading to publications, or continue their education may disqualify them from pursuing or maintaining archival certification, if this or a similar executive order is allowed to meet with success. With this in mind, the Academy of Certified Archivists is unwilling to allow this measure to go forward without expressing its strong opposition to it.

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2017 Exam Sites

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ACA – In Memory of Dr. Ian Bruce Turner

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Dr. Ian Bruce Turner

Dr. Ian Bruce Turner, CA, age 70, passed away August 9, 2016.   Dr. Turner was a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists’ Class of 1989, the initial group of archivists to be certified by the association.

 Since 1983, Dr. Turner had been Associate Professor of Library Sciences and Head of Archives and Special Collections at the Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette. During his 33 years at ULL, he obtained to the rank of Professor, published over 26 articles in six different journals, curated 30 exhibits, wrote multiple grants, and participated in numerous committees. From 1998-2001, he was the recipient of the Friends of the Edith Garland Dupré Library Board of Regents Support Fund Professorship.

Besides being a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists for over 25 years, Dr. Turner was an active member of the Louisiana Archives and Manuscripts Association and the Society of Southwest Archivists, serving over the years as president, president-elect, vice president, and board and committee member for both organizations. He also chaired multiple committees for the Society of American Archivists and the Louisiana Historical Association.   

~ Lee Miller, CA

 

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2017 Exam Applications Now Online

The exam will be held on July 26, 2017, in Portland, OR (SAA site); Albuquerque, NM; Annapolis, MD; Chattanooga, TN; Des Moines, IA; and San Jose, CA, as well as anywhere 3 Early Bird applicants or 5 regular applicants wish to take it.

Exam Application: https://certifiedarchivists.wufoo.com/forms/aca-2017-exam-application/

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Record Number of Exam Applicants for 2016!

We are pleased to announce that the Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA) had a record number of exam applicants this year with 231 persons registered. ACA also provided a record number of exam locations at 20 to accommodate the demand. In an effort to make the registration process easier for the 2017 exams, ACA plans to open up registration in early August. Hurray!!

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Pay Your Annual Dues 2016/2017

Here: https://certifiedarchivists.wufoo.com/forms/201617-aca-annual-dues-renewal/

 

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June 2016 ICA Newsletter

Available here: http://oxi90.com/SRJPOUY58/AFAEC16F49714F4B837ED2F2BAC49C49.php?utm_source=OxiMailing&utm_medium=e-mail&utm_campaign=Newsletter%2BJune%2B2016

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Item-Writing Workshop at the Society of American Archivists’ Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA

The Academy of Certified Archivists invites members to participate in a three-hour, Item-Writing Workshop being held Thursday, August 4 at the Society of American Archivists’ Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA. Participants will learn the procedures governing test development and will have the opportunity to write and review questions of their own. Questions resulting from the workshop will be reviewed by the Exam Development Committee for potential addition to the ACA item bank. The questions you create could appear on a future exam!

 This year’s item-writing workshop will focus on digital preservation policy. Workshop participants are encouraged to use the following readings for reference:

Brocks, Holger, Alfred Kranstedt, Gerald Jaschke, and Matthias Hemmje. “Modeling Context for Digital Preservation.” In Smart Information and Knowledge Management, edited by Edward Szczerbicki and  Ngoc Thanh Nguyen,  197-226. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2010. Knies, Jennie Levine and Robin C. Pike. “Catching Up: Creating a Digital Preservation Policy after the Fact.” Archival Practice 1.1 (2014): http://libjournal.uncg.edu/ap/article/view/870/532

Lavoie, Brian. “Thirteen Ways of Looking at … Digital Preservation.” D-Lib Magazine 10.7/8 (July/August 2004): http://www.dlib.org/dlib/july04/lavoie/07lavoie.html

The National Archives (UK), “Digital Preservation Policies: Guidance for Archives.”  http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/information-management/digital-preservation-policies-guidance-draft-v4.2.pdf

Sheldon, Madeline. “Analysis of Current Digital Preservation Policies: Archives, Libraries and Museums.” Library of Congress, http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2013/08/analysis-of-current-digital-preservation-policies-archives-libraries-and-museums/.

SAA DAS Curriculum Suggested Readings List, January 2016:  http://www2.archivists.org/prof-education/das/suggested-DAS-pre-readings

Registration is limited to 10 participants. There is no cost to participate. Successful completion of the workshop is valued at five (5) archival recertification credits.

 To sign up, please contact the ACA Regent for Examination Development by June 27, 2016 – Tomaro Taylor, at tomaro@usf.edu.

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May 2016 ICA Newsletter

See May 2016 ICA Newsletter here. Please note a link to registration for the ICA conference in September and discount airfare is available.  I hope some of our members will be interested.  I think it is such a great opportunity to meet archivists from around the world.

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Houston added as a site for the August 3, 2016 Exam

We have added Houston, Texas as an exam location for the upcoming ACA Certification text on August 3, 2016. Remember that the deadline for pick your site is May 15th! To see a list of current test locations and apply for pick your site see here: http://www.certifiedarchivists.org/get-certified/test-locations/

 

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