Annual Conference

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SOA Annual Meeting 2017 – Keeping History Alive

Please plan to attend the Society of Ohio Archivists’ Spring Conference on Friday, May 19, 2016 at the General Session Room at the Quest Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, Ohio, 43240.

Coming Soon – Registration:

  • Early bird meeting registration (March 6–May 1, 5 PM): $45 SOA members, $65 nonmembers, $30 students.
  • Regular meeting preregistration (May 2–May 13, 5 PM): $50 SOA members, $70 nonmembers, $35 students.
  • Onsite meeting registration (May 19): $60 SOA members, $80 nonmembers, $40 students. Due to catering restrictions, lunch cannot be guaranteed for those who register onsite.
  • Workshop preregistration (March 6–May 13, 5 PM): $20 SOA/OPC members, $25 nonmembers, $10 students. No onsite registration available for workshop. Limited to 20.

The registration fee includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Coming soon: Register online/pdf version of the registration form will be available for those who do not wish to register online.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Cancellations for a full refund must be made before Friday, May 12 at 5 PM. For cancellations made prior to this date, your registration fee will be refunded via the method of payment (e.g. credit card to credit card transaction, etc.), minus minimum processing costs if applicable. Please submit cancellation requests to ohioarchivists@ohiohistory.org. Cancellation requests must include the registrant’s name, email address, membership status, method of payment, and the total amount paid. Please allow 4-6 weeks for your refund to be processed. No refunds can be given for cancellations made after Friday, May 12, at 5 PM.

Directions: Quest Conference Center is located at 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, Ohio, 43240. Directions are available on the Quest Conference Center website.

Contact: Educational Programming Committee Cochairs Janet Carleton or Collette McDonough with any questions.


TENTATIVE Schedule & Program

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 1-5pmOhio History Center, 3rd floor Archives/Library Classroom, 800 E. 17th St, Columbus

Preconference Workshop – Simple Supports for Dynamic Exhibits with Miriam Nelson, in collaboration with the Ohio Preservation Council.

Workshop schedule: The day will begin with registration at 12:30 PM, followed by the workshop from 1–3 PM, ending with Ohio Historical Center tours. Attendees with learn how preventative preservation can enhance the aesthetics of exhibiting flat archival material, and ways to create safe and inexpensive mounts and supports that create multiple viewing angles to accommodate a variety of cases. Simple archivally sound supports not only protect your collections during display, but also provide flexibility and visual interest in the most stubborn display cases.


Friday, May 19, 2017, 8:30-5pm – Quest Conference Center, Columbus (Polaris)

Annual Meeting

8:15 AM 8:45 AM Registration / Silent Auction
8:45 AM 9:35 AM Welcome and Plenary – Kathleen Williams. “A Passion for Public Service”

Williams will discuss how through the work, holdings, and audiences we serve, archivists can claim a powerful and legitimate place in fulfilling a great public interest, now more than ever.

9:35 AM 10:35 AM Session 1 – Panel: Collaboration in the Archives:

– How to Merge with Sustainability.

William Modrow & Jacky Johnson, Miami University

– Living Seeds of History: The John Stokes & Mary’s Gardens Exhibit.

Stephanie Shreffler & Kayla Harris, University of Dayton

9:35 AM 10:35 AM Session 2 – Mini-Workshop: Accessibility in the Archives: Are your Online Materials Compliant?

Shelley Blundell, Youngstown State University & Tammy Stitz, University of Akron

10:35 AM 10:50 AM Break
10:50 AM 11:50 AM Session 3 – Panel: Digitization and Outreach–Involving the Community:

– Celebrating Our Common Heritage.

Jillian Carney, Ohio History Connection & Jennie Thomas, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum

– Discover–Explore–Connect: Teaching with Primary Sources in the Natural Science.

Wendy Wassman, Cleveland Museum of Natural History

10:50 AM 11:50 AM Session 4 – Mini-Workshop: Naming Rights or Sponsorships? Which Funding Option is Best for Your Archives or Project.

Edmund Rossman, Shaker Library

11:50 AM 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM 2:00 PM Session 5A-5D – World Café:

A – Capitalizing Discovery on Social Media.

Jennifer Baker & Jen Haney, Warren County Records Center and Archives

B – Check-Up: A Preliminary Assessment of the Vitality of Regional Archival Associations.

George Bain, Ohio University, retired.

C – Keeping History Alive: A Sabbatical Case Study.

Joan Plungis, University of Dayton

Linked Open Data and Special Collections.

D – Libby Hertenstein & Lindy Smith, Bowling Green State University

2:00 PM 2:10 PM Break
2:10 PM 2:55 PM Session 6 – Panel: Preservation and Migration: MOMMY: Master Objects Metadata and Migration—Yeah!

Darnelle Melvin & Dan Noonan & The Ohio State University

2:10 PM 2:55 PM Session 7 – Forum: Ask a Preservation Professional.

Ohio Preservation Council members

2:55 PM 3:10 PM Break
3:10 PM 3:55 PM Session 8 – Panel: “I Judge Him to be Insane:” Ethical and Practical Considerations in the Digitization of Historical Medical Records.

Karmen Beecroft & Stacey Lavender, Ohio University

3:10 PM 3:55 PM Session 9 – Forum: Let’s Talk Numbers: Forum on Digital Collections Analytics in Ohio.

Marcus Ladd, Miami University

3:55 PM 4:05 PM Break
4:05 PM 4:50 PM SOA Business Meeting
Posters
Aqueous Inkjet Prints: Excess Water Removal Chart.

Ivey Barker

But What Do We Put in the Cases? Identifying and Selecting Exhibit Materials at a Small Archives.

Jolie Braun, The Ohio State University

DPLA & the Ohio Digital Network: Opening New Doors for Cultural Heritage Collections.

Jen Johnson & Missy Lodge, State Library of Ohio

Helping Archives Students Connect the Dots: Exploring the Role of Internships and Active Learning Experiences in Achieving Program Learning Objectives at Kent State University.

Karen Gracy, Kent State University

The Story of Chief Leatherlips: Cultural Heritage Informatics as a Research and Fact-Finding Method.

Madeleine Fix