Hello REPSers! It’s been a brutal and long winter so far, but spring is around the corner and REPS has a lot of exciting plans in the works for the coming year!
SCoSAA/REPS Audiovisual Archives Workshop
On Tuesday, March 3 Casey Davis and Rebecca Fraimow will be doing a workshop at Simmons College on preservation and access of analog video formats. The workshop will be livestreamed; read more about it here.
NEA/MARAC Spring Meeting – March 19-21, Boston MA
The NEA/MARAC Spring Meeting is a mere month away. There will be several events for REPS members at the meeting:
- Join other REPS members for a pre-conference meeting on Monday, March 9 at 5:30 PM! Details here.
- Representatives from REPS will be present at the Call to Action event on Friday, March 20th at 8 am.
- The REPS Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, March 20th at 3:30 PM.
- REPS is hosting a session on Saturday, March 21 at 11 am, entitled “Revolt Against Complacency: Combatting Hurdles in Professionalism”.
- And finally, REPS, QueerNEA! and MARAC’s EPS roundtable are hosting a NEA/MARAC post-meeting meet-up at Scollay Square on Saturday, March 21 at 4 pm. Currently all spots for this are filled but please email Casey Davis to be placed on a waiting list.
The REPS guide to the the Spring Meeting is forthcoming!
Blog with REPS!
The REPS Blog will resume posting this month after a bit of a hiatus. Interested in contributing something? You could review an archives-related book, tell us about a repository you’re familiar with or a collection or exhibit you are working on, share some insight you’ve gained into the profession, or suggest something completely different — we are pretty open to ideas! Check out our submission guidelines and get in touch with us!
Repository Tour Day
REPS is in the process of planning a new exciting event for our members. On May 16, we’ll be touring a group of diverse repositories, including the Converse archives! We also plan to visit the Somerville Porchfest at the end of our day. Stay tuned for an official announcement with more information soon.
Day of Service
Our Back to School Day of Service event last year was a great success and we are excited to try to improve on it even more. If you missed out last time or want to participate again, check back this summer for more information!
We’ll be making an announcement about these at the Spring Meeting, but if you have a particular skill in an area and are interested in sharing your knowledge with new archivists, please contact Dan Bullman for more information.