Greetings, ICA/SUV members!
Now that 2018 is upon us, we can look forward to warm sun and a warm welcome next fall at ICA/SUV’s conference in Spain at the University of Salamanca. A joint venture with the Conferencia de Archiveros Universitarios Españoles (CAU), the conference on 3-5 October 2018 will help commemorate that celebrated university’s 800th anniversary. The specific focus will be on university records, their collection, and their use. The goal will be to explore how the preservation and use of such historical documentation is valued as an asset of the university itself. The call for proposals has already been issued, with a mid/late February deadline. Please go to: http://archives.library.illinois.edu/ica-suv/files/2017/12/CFP_ICASUV_2018_BI-Dec-19-Web.pdf and start thinking about how you might participate in this conference.
Meanwhile, your Section has begun exploring new ways of engaging our far-flung membership to enable increased interaction with the Section and to make our annual conferences more accessible to those who cannot travel. Other initiatives include planning for university-focused workshops at the ICA’s November 2018 conference in Yaoundé, Cameroon. As always, we count on you to provide good ideas, so please do not hesitate to email us or post queries via our listserv, write blog entries for us about your own archives projects, or connect with us via LinkedIn.
Best wishes for a productive 2018!
Featured Image: In the southern hemisphere, at the University of Melbourne (Australia) 2018 begins in the middle of a hot summer. The Thomas Cherry Building houses the University of Melbourne’s eScholarship Research Centre, a social and cultural informatics research centre with a focus on archival science, metadata, and contextual information.