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Updated October 15, 2014

October is American Archives Month

Archives Month is a coast-to-coast collective recognition and celebration of the importance of the American historical record. It is designed to encourage Americans to explore archives in their hometowns, their state capitals, and in Washington; to find relevancy and personal meaning in an archive's holdings, and to become advocates for the preservation of these important materials.

Are you hosting Archives Month events? We have a directory of 2014 Archives Month events across the country! Send your event information to aam@statearchivists.org for posting to the directory.

Also, share your Archives Month news, photos, and videos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest with the hashtag #ArchivesMonth.

And, remember: be sure to send us images of events and materials for posting to the 2014 Archives Month Flickr Photo Stream.

Congressman David Price (R-NC) Receives 2014 CoSA Advocacy for Archives Award

CoSA President, Sarah Koonts, and CoSA Secretary-Treasurer, Jim Corridan, presented the 2014 CoSA Advocacy for Archives Award to Congressman David Price (R-NC) at his Washington office on September 18th, 2014.

For a complete list of 2014 Awards Recipients and official press release, please visit the CoSA Awards Program Page.

2015 Member Webinar Theme and Topics Announced

Project and Program Planning Management is the theme for next year's CoSA Member Webinars, which will run each month from January through October. Members have consistently requested webinars on this important topic.

Download a complete listing of the 2015 webinar dates and topics.

Celebrate Electronic Records Day
October 10, 2014

Please join the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) in celebrating Electronic Records Day on October 10, 2014. Now in its third year, E-records Day is an opportunity to share information about what you are doing to manage your state's digital resources and to enlist help in preserving electronic records. This day is designed to raise awareness among state government agencies, the general public, related professional organizations, and other stakeholders about the crucial role electronic records play in their world.

For more information, visit the Electronic Records Day page

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.


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