Archives Month 2016

Sep 14, 2016

Celebrate Archives Month - October 2016!

As the leaves start turning and the nights get cooler, it is time to start sharing all your exciting events for Archives Month with your colleagues! 

 Family History Festival 2016   

We want to feature your events!  Please send Donia ( your plans for Archives Month (press releases, websites, etc.) to share with your colleagues on our website, our blog, Facebook, and Twitter.

To get the ball rolling, the Maryland State Archives is hosting a Family History Festival on October 1st, California will be hosting events throughout the month on the theme of Water and History, and New Mexico is hosting an evening of silent films from 1920's New Mexico. What will you be doing?

The Society of American Archivists is sponsoring an #AskAnArchivist Day on October 5th to kick off Archives Month.  Ask An Archivist Day is an opportunity to respond to questions from the public tweeted with the hashtag #AskAnArchivist.  This is an opportunity for your state archives to engage with your public via your Twitter accounts.  Will you be participating?  If so, please send Donia ( a note so we can promote participating state archives.

For helpful hints and more information, go to

Raise Awareness: Once again this year, CoSA is sponsoring Electronic Records Day 2016.  The purpose of Electronic Records Day is to raise community awareness of our digital records, and of the need to manage and preserve them. Please share your events with Donia ( so we can share them with your colleagues on the CoSA website.  With your help we can make this year the most successful E-Records Day yet!

ER Webinar: Do you use a mobile device as part of your normal work? How about social media? Does your organization have a Facebook page or Twitter feed? Has anyone in your organization given thought for the records that might exist in those technologies? And how exactly are you supposed to manage those records even if you have identified them?
If these questions sound familiar be sure to join the Council of State Archivists for a free webinar on Electronic Records Day, 10/10/16. In this webinar Jim Cundy from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives will discuss challenges and solutions related to mobile devices and social media in the government workplace. After that, Kris Stenson from the Oregon State Archives will present an introduction to Electronic Records Management Systems, including what they are and the many benefits they can provide government agencies.
For those who can't attend the live webinar a recording will be made available for later viewing.

Watch out for the registration announcement!

Talk about E-Records Day on Twitter using #ERecsDay

For a complete list of resources, please visit the Electronic Records Day Promotional Materials page.

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