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Updated September 23, 2015

Planning the Future of SERI

CoSA Board and SERI committee members are convening in Indianapolis to consider next steps for SERI

E-Records Day is October 10, 2015!

This year, the Council of State Archivists is promoting an entire week of e-records awareness leading up to 10/10, with a special focus on electronic communications.

For more information visit the Electronic Records Day page.

To access and download promo materials, visit the Electronic Records Day Promotional Materials page.

ARCHIVES * RECORDS 2016 Call for Program Proposals

The 2016 Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists and the Society of American Archivists, will take place from July 31 to August 6, 2016, at the Hilton Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia. The 2016 Program Committee invites submissions for 60- or 75-minute live sessions or poster presentations that reflect current issues in the archives profession.

The deadline for proposals is 11:59 pm on Friday, November 13. Proposals received after that time cannot be considered.

Read the full call for proposals here: http://www2.archivists.org/am2016/call-for-proposals.

Joint Statement on Conducting Public Business in Non-Government Email Accounts

The Council of State Archivists, the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA), and the Society of American Archivists (SAA) have issued a joint statement on the use of non-government email accounts for conducting public business.

View and download the Joint Statement.

All Five Territories and DC Represented at the 2015 SERI Pre-Conference Workshop

It's Story time at the NHPRC!

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the SHRABs, NHPRC is collecting stories of SHRAB successes over the decades. These stories will be shared with as broad an audience as possible during 2015 and beyond.

Download the form and send NHPRC your SHRAB success stories: http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/pdfs/cosa40th.pdf

It's CoSA Awards Nomination Time!

The Council of State Archivists Awards Program acknowledges institutions, individuals, and programs that have enriched and strengthened our nation's state and territorial archives. It rewards innovative efforts and provides encouragement for the development of new and remarkable projects. By recognizing exemplary achievements, the Council of State Archivists hopes to inspire others to make similar contributions. The awards are presented at the CoSA annual meeting.


In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the State Historical Records Advisory Boards (SHRABs), the Council of State Archivists and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission are pleased to inaugurate a new Award of Merit to recognize outstanding SHRAB projects and programs that have taken place in the previous calendar year (2014).

May 1st is the deadline for submitting your award nominees for 2015.

More information and a complete list of awards is available on the CoSA Awards Program page in the CoSA resource Center.


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