2017 Society of Georgia Archivists Annual Meeting

Documenting the Present: Archival Conscience and Proactive Archives

November 2-3, 2017

Documenting the Present reflects on the particular challenges archives face with contemporary material, and how archivists are preserving our present cultural environment for future generations.  How do we adapt and apply archival ethics and organizational concepts to new and emerging information and communication technology?  As advocates, how do we preserve our own work for future generations?

Documenting the Present is a demanding issue in archives, and one with which we all grapple.  The 2017 Conference Program Committee asks that you share your personal and institutional approaches to current archival procedures, and expound on the archival conscience in the face of changing technology, politics, and cultural values.

The SGA Program Committee is proud to announce Dr. Anne Gilliland as this year's keynote speaker. Dr. Gilliland is Professor and Director of the Archival Studies specialization in the Department of Information Studies, as well as Director of the Center for Information as Evidence, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and Director of the Archival Education and Research Initiative.

The Committee is also delighted to announce Morna Gerrard as the plenary speaker. Ms. Gerrard is the archivist for the Women and Gender Collections at Georgia State University. She also serves as vice president of the Georgia LGBTQ Archives Project, as board member of the Georgia Archives Institute, and past president of the Society of Georgia Archivists.

Pre-conference Workshop: Access to Born-Digital Archives

This workshop is a bootcamp on how to provide access to born-digital archives based on the methods developed by the Born-Digital Access Group of the Digital Library Federation: https://www.diglib.org/groups/born-digital-access-group/ .

Registration information is not yet posted; please check back here for updates.

Date: November 1, 2017
-Member: $90
-NON member: $100

Annual meeting Registration
Early Bird Meeting Registration will run through Sept 15, 2017. Register Here.
-Member: $115
-NON member: $140
-Student: $80


Additional guest tickets may be purchased for lunch buffet and the reception. Register Here.
-Lunch buffet and Reception package: $40
-Lunch buffet only: $25
-Reception only: $20

Interested in Vendor Exhibition and Sponsorship? Our annual meeting is a great opportunity for you to share the message about your company and products to attendees. This meeting brings together professional archivists from corporate, academic, government, and private institutions in Georgia and the southeast region for an exciting two days of scholarship and networking. Vendor registration will run through Sept 18, 2017. Register Here.

Venue Information: Nestled among the North Georgia Mountains, Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa is the premier North Georgia mountain destination that quietly redefines the typical mountain getaway. Enjoy exceptional accommodations against the backdrop of breathtaking Blue Ridge splendor, as you engage in SGA activities and network with your colleagues.

Brasstown Valley Resort

6321 U.S. 76
Young Harris, GA 30582
Rate: $169/night
Resort Service Fee: $15/night (includes self-parking and other amenities)
Resort registration is now open:
-Follow the link above and click on the ‘check availability’ button at the bottom of the page.
-enter arrival/departure dates and click on the ‘click here for special rates’ arrow box.
-type in the GROUP code box: SOC1031 (SOC letters 1031 numbers).
-click on green ‘check availability’ button -select room type and make reservation.

We look forward to seeing you at our 2017 Annual Meeting!
All the best,

Andrea Richardson ( localarrangements@soga.org )
SGA 2017 Local Arrangements Chair

Angela Stanley ( program@soga.org )
SGA 2017 Program Chair

Holly Croft ( education@soga.org )
SGA 2017 Education Chair

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