The Society of American Archivist has implemented a participatory archival awareness contest that makes use of an online social platform. It is called: I Found It in the Archives!
We know many unique records are held in a variety of different kinds of archives that include cultural centers, historical societies, university special collections, libraries, museums, and business corporations. This contest will allow archive users a chance to tell us about their important, unusual, or interesting find.
“I Found It In The Archives! will culminate in August 2011 with a celebration of the people we serve, the history we preserve, and the significant contributions of archivists as we mark the milestone of SAA’s 75th Anniversary.” –SAA
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Island Culture Archival Support (ICAS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of records pertaining to the cultural identity of island peoples in Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia whose national and public archives, libraries, cultural centers, and business organizations are underprivileged, underfunded, and understaffed.
The specific purpose for which this nonprofit corporation was formed is to support the needs of these South Pacific cultural heritage institutions by helping to preserve and make accessible records created for business, accountability or cultural purposes. The organization will endeavor to add value by providing resources or volunteers to advise, train, and work among island residents to support their efforts in building their future and preserving their collective memory through the use of modern archival techniques.
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