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Updated August 13, 2014

CoSA Welcomes Another New Corporate Sponsor

Preservica is supporting the 2014 SERI Program with a commitment of $12,500, and contributed expertise. This funding will be used to enhance the PERTTS portal by implementing interactive features (e.g. forums, wikis, blogs, etc.) that will promote the development of a dynamic, ongoing virtual community dedicated to sharing good practices for managing, preserving, and providing access to electronic government records, to defray the costs of monthly SERI webinars for state archives staff, and other purposes to further the Council's mission.

To learn more about Preservica, visit http://preservica.com/.

Visit CoSA's Corporate Sponsors page to see a complete list of sponsors.


New CoSA-Ancestry Leadership Award to Debut at Annual Meeting

With the generous support of Ancestry.com, the Council of State Archivists undertakes its strategic plan commitment to facilitate next generation leadership development by providing up to two (2) $1,000 reimbursement awards to mid-level managers in state and territorial archives to help develop their professional potential and prepare for advancement. CoSA and Ancestry.com provide this funding to improve job performance, professional knowledge and skills, and to enhance leadership capabilities, particularly as they relate to fostering collaboration, interdisciplinary project management and strategic thinking. The award cannot be used to purchase supplies or equipment.

For more information, download the CoSA-Ancestry Leadership Award 2014 Nomination Form.


CoSA Welcomes Newest Corporate Sponsor

The MediaPreserve, an audio visual laboratory created by Preservation Technologies, joins the growing list of CoSA corporate sponsors. The MediaPreserve takes damaged or obsolete audio, video, and film collections and creates new, high-quality digital archival masters and user playback files that meet today's standards. The MediaPreserve's sponsorship will support beverages and desserts for CoSA's Business Meeting during this summer's Joint Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

To learn more about The MediaPreserve, visit http://themediapreserve.com/.

When you meet or speak with any of CoSA's corporate sponsors, please thank them for their support of the Council.

Visit CoSA's Corporate Sponsors page to see a complete list of sponsors.


MayDay: Saving Our Archives

Every year those of us charged with protecting the American historical record are asked to set aside May 1st to participate in MayDay by undertaking simple disaster preparedness measures.

What your agency can do on MayDay runs the gamut from contacting the media with stories about the importance of state archives to ordering PReP envelopes from the CoSA website.

For more MayDay ideas, visit our MayDay Webpage!


Deadline for CoSA Awards Program Nominations Extended to May 16th!

There's still time to be thinking about nominating colleagues, programs, and outstanding advocacy efforts for recognition at this year's joint annual meeting in Washington, DC. The awards categories are:

  • Victoria Irons Walch Leadership Award
  • Victoria Irons Walch Travel Stipend Award
  • Advocacy for Archives Award
  • Rising Star Award

To learn more about award criteria, eligibility and to download a nomination form, click here: http://www.statearchivists.org/awards_program/index.htm


2014 Joint Annual Meeting Online Registration Now Available

Registration for the 2014 Joint Annual Meeting of CoSA, NAGARA and SAA goes live today. Registration information is available on SAA's website.

The theme for this year's meeting, taking place in Washington, DC this August, is "Ensuring Access". Register today and join forces with members from all three national organizations to enjoy a week of sharing information, learning from colleagues in related fields, collaborating and networking.

Register by July 7 to take advantage of early-bird pricing. And book your hotel room by July 22 to ensure you receive the conference rate.

For more information on CoSA activities, visit the CoSA Annual Meeting webpage.

For more information on the entire Joint Annual Meeting, visit SAA's annual meeting website.


CoSA Welcomes New Corporate Sponsors

We are pleased to announce that FamilySearch, the largest nonprofit genealogy organization in the world, is sponsoring the CoSA's expanded Awards Program this year. Susan Lugo (Virgin Islands), CoSA Board and Development Committee member, expressed her appreciation for FamilySearch's support, stating, "FamilySearch is an important partner with many state archives in making records widely available. The work they do complements our work."

Also joining the ranks of corporate sponsorship this year are HISTORY (TM), a member of the A+E Networks and the leading destination for award-winning original series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across all platforms. "HISTORY's sponsorship will be used throughout CoSA's programming," said Chris Ward, CoSA Treasurer and Development Committee member.

We welcome Hollinger/Metal Edge, the leader in the production of quality archival products since 1945, as a website advertiser this year.

Visit CoSA's Corporate Sponsors page to see a complete list of sponsors.

 

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