If you're looking for an opportunity to share what you've digitized in your collection or how you've accomplished it, please share your knowledge with others! The Small Archival Projects Conference Committee is seeking proposals for 50 minute presentations (40-45 minutes for the presentation with 5-10 minutes for questions). The presentations can be about any aspect of small archival projects including:

  • Project management – budget, workflow, equipment selection, etc.
  • Project selection – how do you decide what to digitize?
  • Freeware, software choices, hosting options, etc.
  • Publicizing collections once they have been digitized
  • People who have worked on a project and would be willing to tell us what went well, what they’d do differently, etc.
  • Small, practical, limited projects

Attendees at our first conference asked for presentations about:

  •  "Building blocks" session – the basic vocabulary and starter tips for small operations with limited budgets and staffing
  • Building Family History for Public Sites – sharing family stories about the family’s impact on communities
  • Telling a Community Story through Archival Materials and Objects
  • Grant Writing
  • Copyright Issues
  • Digital preservation strategies-- how to host and maintain over the long term AFTER the giant project and initial public relations push are over
  • Strategies to break down a large project – how to choose what to start with, etc.

Fill out the proposal form and submit it by Friday, February 3, 2017 for consideration. The proposals will be blind-peer reviewed and you will be notified of your status by February 10, 2017.

Questions? Contact Joyce Meldrem