Annual Conference 2016

Past Conferences: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011

In 2016, SOA held two conferences–the annual spring meeting and a joint fall conference held with the Ohio Local History Alliance. Scroll down for session descriptions. Session summaries for the spring meeting can be found in the fall 2016 newsletter

SOA Spring Conference 2016 – Knocking Down Walls and Reaching Out: Archives in Our Community

The Society of Ohio Archivists’ Spring Conference was held on Friday, May 20, 2016 at the General Session Room at the Quest Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, Ohio, 43240.

Registration: Early bird registration fees are $45 for members, $30 for students, and $65 for non-members. Early bird registration closes on Monday, May 2. Regular registration fees are $50 for members, $35 for students, and $70 for nonmembers. The registration fee includes a continental breakfast and lunch.  A pdf version of the registration form is available for those who do not wish to register online. Download the form here. Pre-conference registration will close on Friday, May 13. Onsite registration is available, but lunch is not guaranteed for onsite registrants. Onsite registration fees are $60 for members, $40 for students, and $80 for nonmembers.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Cancellations for a full refund must be made before Friday, May 13 at 5 p.m. 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 13, at 5 p.m.

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

Schedule & Program

Full SOA Spring Program 2016

Schedule at a Glance

Schedule Times Session Title Location
8:15-9:00 Open Silent Auction Atrium
9:00–9:50 Welcome and Plenary (Mandy Altimus Pond) Scarlet/Gray/Buckeye
10:00–11:00 Session 1: ArchivesSpace Implementation Models in Ohio 2013-2016 (Boyd, Blackman, and Johnson)
Moderator: William Modrow
Scarlet/Gray/Buckeye
10:00–11:00 Session 2: Bringing History Home: Using Local Government Records in the Classroom (Kelly)
Moderator: Shelley Blundell
Dublin
11:00–11:15 Morning Break, Posters and Silent Auction Atrium/ Scarlet/Gray/Buckeye
11:15–12:15 Session 3: Describing Multimedia Artworks for Academic Repository Collections (Fix)
Moderator: Camila Tessler
Scarlet/Gray/Buckeye
11:15–12:15 Session 4: This is Your History: Building Ethnic Archives through Community Participation (Dorazio Dean, Martin)
Moderator: Suzanne Reller
Dublin
12:15–1:30 Lunch and Awards Atrium/ Scarlet/Gray/Buckeye
1:30–2:30 Session 5: Preserve Digital Ohio (Carney, Kupfer, and Tallman)
Moderator: Jodi Kearns
Scarlet/Gray/Buckeye
1:30–2:30 Session 6: Little Stories of the Great War: World War I in Ohio’s Communities (Birkhimer, Trivison)
Moderator: Cate Putirskis
Dublin
2:40-3:40 Session 7:

  1. Who are the People in Your Neighborhood? Engaging the Community with Digital Archives (Reuter, Southard)
  2. Rediscovered Radio: The Accidental Archives at WYSO-FM (Robinson)
    Moderator: Karen Glenn
Scarlet/Gray/Buckeye
2:40-3:40 Session 8: Veni, Vidi, Vici: Perspectives on Digitizing Medieval Manuscript Leaves (Love, Griffin)
Moderator: Jodi Kearns
Dublin
3:40-3:50 Afternoon Break, Posters, and Silent Auction Winners Announced Atrium
3:50-4:30 Business Meeting Scarlet/Gray/Buckeye

Plenary Speaker: Mandy Altimus Pond, Archivist for the Massillon Museum