SAA Hosts Scholarships 101 Information Session Jan 22

The UCLA student chapter of SAA will be holding a Scholarships 101 Information Session on Tuesday, January 22 at 12:30 to 1:30pm. This is an informal session in which a group of panelists will be dispersed throughout the space for students to approach and ask questions one on one.
If you have received a scholarship or fellowship — either for tuition, research, or travel — or have been on a scholarship committee and would like to participate as a panelist, please reach out to us at uclasaa@ucla.edu. We will have a space reserved closer to the date.
All the best,
Alexis Recto, Co-President
Elisabeth Asher, Co-President
SAA @ UCLA

SAA Mosaic Scholarship

The application period for the Society of American Archivists’ (SAA) Mosaic Scholarship is currently open, with a deadline of February 28, 2019.
 
The Mosaic Scholarship was established to provide financial and mentoring support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, to encourage students to pursue careers in archives, and to promote the diversification of the American archival profession. The award is given to applicants who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archival profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.
 
Up to two scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded, contingent on available funds. In addition, each scholarship recipient receives a one-year complimentary membership to SAA and complimentary registration to the Society’s Annual Meeting for the year in which the scholarship was received.
 
For more information on the scholarship, eligibility requirements and application instructions, please visit: http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-mosaic.  Click here to apply!
 
Good Luck!
 
 
Carrie Schwier
Outreach and Public Services Archivist
Indiana University Archives
1320 E. 10th Street
Herman B Wells Library E460
Bloomington, IN 47405
https://libraries.indiana.edu/archives
812-855-3322
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Caring for Artists’ Films, June 10-14, Museum of Modern Art

Does your institution have a collection of avant-garde, experimental, or artists’ films? Are you uncertain where to get started in caring for such a collection? This five-day hands-on workshop will focus on the stewardship of both analog and digital artists’ films within collecting institutions such as museums, archives, libraries, and distributors. Participants will gain the knowledge and tools necessary to properly acquire, store, migrate, exhibit, and generally maintain these films, which have unique requirements for their care and display.

The workshop will include expert-led sessions on the following topics:

  • Technical history of filmmaking and film formats, with a focus on experimental and avant-garde artists’ practices
  • Film acquisition workflows
  • Strategies for collection surveys, registration, and long-term storage
  • Basics of condition assessment
  • Migration strategies related to exhibition and preservation
  • Exhibition design, planning, and installation for both gallery and theater display
  • Documentation methods and strategies
  • Long-term care and advocacy for film collections

Participants will leave with the knowledge and tools to design and execute action plans at their institutions to accomplish long-term preservation goals.

Requirements for Application: Attendance is limited to a small cohort of no more than sixteen participants. This workshop is open tostaff from museums, archives, libraries, distributors, and others who care for film collections that include artists’ films. Applicants should be permanent members of staff at their institution (full- or part-time). Participants are expected to attend all five days. There is no registration fee for this workshop. Travel and lodging will be reimbursed based on available funds and the budgets submitted. English will be the language of instruction.

How to Apply: Please provide 1) a letter of interest (1,000 words maximum); 2) a CV; and 3) a budget of the anticipated cost of attendance, in U.S. dollars. Additionally, applicants must complete the online Collection Data Form. Applications that do not meet all requested requirements will not be considered.

The letter of interest must include: 1) Why participation in this workshop is important to the film collection at the applicant’s institution; 2) a brief history of the film collection and key institutional preservation efforts to date; 3) the applicant’s work with the film collection to date; 4) how this workshop directly applies to the applicant’s day-to-day work; and 5) the applicant’s prior experience with the topic, or lack thereof, as well as attendance at any relevant conferences or workshops on related topics. (This is to aid curriculum development-no prior experience with the topic is required.)

Applications should be submitted to Allison_Spangler@MoMA.org no later than midnight EST on Thursday, January 31, 2019, with notifications expected by the middle of March 2019. For more information, please visit www.mediaconservation.io.  

This workshop is part of The Museum of Modern Art’s Media Conservation Initiative, generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Media Conservation Initiative seeks to advance new strategies for the field of time-based media art preservation and restoration.

UCLAiS Colloquium: Audrey Bennett

This Thursday we invite you hear from our final colloquium speaker of the year, Dr. Audrey Bennett, on “Using interactive aesthetics to engage youth with the heritage algorithms embedded in Gees Bend, Anishinaabe, Lakota, and Appalachian quilts.” Dr. Bennett is Professor in the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan, where she teaches research in design and studies means for designing communications across cultures. The presentation will be at 3pm in the GSEIS Building, Room 111.

Please find attached Dr. Bennett’s presentation abstract and bio. We hope to see you Thursday!

Sakena, Jonathan, and Peter

*All colloquia are fragrance-free events. Please refrain from wearing scented products such as perfumes/colognes, scented lotions, clothing with strong detergent scents, etc. while attending this event as they can trigger serious health issues for those with fragrance allergies. We aim to maintain a welcoming and accessible environment for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Thank you for your consideration for all members of our community. More info can be found at:https://is.gseis.ucla.edu/research/colloquium

Ethno C100 & IS 480 Course Coordination from Shawn VanCour

This message is for any of our students who may be considering taking Ethno C100: Audiovisual Archiving in the 21st Century and IS 480: Intro to Media Archiving & Preservation (our MAS “gateway” class) concurrently this winter, but are concerned about the small overlap between the scheduled meeting times and/or possible overlap in content. 

The course designs have been coordinated between our two departments to ensure that they are distinct and complementary, and the instructors of both classes will be happy to work with you to help resolve any scheduling conflicts. Just reach out to me, on the IS side (svancour@ucla.edu) and to Aaron Bittel and Maureen Russell, in Ethnomusicology, and we’ll be happy to assist.

Elsevier Journal Negotiations

By Dawn Setzer on Dec 3, 2018

First published here.

The UC Libraries are currently negotiating a new journal contract with the scholarly journal publishing giant Elsevier. Elsevier has earned international criticism for profit margins of close to forty percent, which far exceed inflation, and for its opposition to open access except in its own open access journals.

In 2017 UC paid Elsevier more than $10 million for access to not quite two thousand journals, and UC authors paid nearly $1 million on top of that in article publishing fees for open access or hybrid journals. In addition, many campus units subscribe to Elsevier’s non-journal research tools, bringing the total systemwide spend to more than $11.5 million.

In a larger sense, UC is paying even more. Countless UC faculty members and researchers publish in Elsevier journals, review manuscripts for those journals, or serve on the journals’ editorial boards. The company is making its almost forty percent profit margins off these individuals’ intellectual capital and uncompensated work.

Action Steps for Faculty, Researchers, and Staff

While these negotiations are going on, please consider:

  • Declining to review articles for Elsevier journals until negotiations are clearly moving in a productive direction.
  • Looking at other journal publishing options, including prestigious open access journals in your discipline.
  • Contacting the publisher, if you’re on the editorial board of an Elsevier journal, and letting them know that you share the negotiators’ concerns.
  • Using UC’s open access policies to make your final pre-publication manuscript publicly accessible.

Alternative Access Methods and Additional Resources

To access articles in journals that the UCLA Library does not subscribe to or open monographs the Library doesn’t own, consider one of the following options.

Browser extensions/plug-ins:

  • Open Access Button: Plug in an article’s URL, DOI, title, or other information to find free, legal, open access versions. Clicking on the Chrome and Firefox extensions’ button from a paywalled article initiates a search for that article and, where available, instantly delivers free access. When free access is not found, the service can contact the corresponding directly to help them make a self-archived version available.
  • Unpaywall: This service provides an open, legal database of millions of free scholarly articles, harvested from more than 50,000 publishers and institutional repositories. Its Chrome/Firefox browser extension connects to open access versions of articles on publisher websites, and it integrates with tools like UC-eLinks and Web of Science.

Open repositories containing articles, books, or both:

Subject-specific repositories and collections of scholarly articles publicly shared before peer review and publication:

UCLA Library or UC Libraries services that can obtain closed content as well as link to open content:

  • Interlibrary loan: The UCLA Library will obtain items from other libraries at user request.
  • UC-eLinks: Users can request items held by other UC campuses or seamlessly access content at the point of discovery.

For more information or further assistance, contact your UCLA Library subject librarian.

UCLA IS Colloquium: Audrey Bennett on Interactive Aesthetics

This Thursday we invite you hear from our final colloquium speaker of the year, Dr. Audrey Bennett, on “Using interactive aesthetics to engage youth with the heritage algorithms embedded in Gees Bend, Anishinaabe, Lakota, and Appalachian quilts.” Dr. Bennett is Professor in the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan, where she teaches research in design and studies means for designing communications across cultures. The presentation will be at 3pm in the GSEIS Building, Room 111.

Please find attached Dr. Bennett’s presentation abstract and bio. We hope to see you Thursday!

Sakena, Jonathan, and Peter

*All colloquia are fragrance-free events. Please refrain from wearing scented products such as perfumes/colognes, scented lotions, clothing with strong detergent scents, etc. while attending this event as they can trigger serious health issues for those with fragrance allergies. We aim to maintain a welcoming and accessible environment for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Thank you for your consideration for all members of our community. More info can be found at:https://is.gseis.ucla.edu/research/colloquium

Winter Book Sale & Prisoner Solidarity Event 12/15/18

Please consider joining the Southern California Library (SCL) and Critical Resistance Los Angeles (CRLA) next Saturday from 11AM to 5PM for a winter book sale and prisoner solidarity event!

There will be thousands of donated books for sale at affordable prices. All purchases will support the continued work of SCL. Write a postcard to someone incarcerated with CRLA and get a free book. Details available on our Eventbrite page

WE MUST STRUGGLE

11 am – 5 pm     Book Sale
1 pm – 5 pm   Prisoner Solidarity Postcards
Write a postcard at the event & get a free book!

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“Freedom on My Mind”
Emory Douglas, Black Panther Party Newspaper

LAST CHANCE TO SEE EXHIBIT

Emory Douglas
Bold Visual Language

Curated by Essence Harden and Daniela Lieja Quintanar, LACE

Featuring historical Black Panther Party Newspapers from the Southern California Library, posters of images by Emory Douglas, and a work by Juan Capistrán.

Southern California Library
6120 S. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90044
www.socallib.org
(323) 759-6063

Congress 101 Workshop

Do you have questions about the 2018 midterm election results and its impact on UCLA? Have you ever wondered how the appropriations process works? Are you curious about how to best interact with the federal government?

Get answers to your questions and continue the dialogue on UCLA’s response to federal policy by joining UCLA Federal Relations for a workshop on the Midterm Election results, the appropriations process, and best practices for engagement with the federal government.

Featured Speakers

Ashley Fumiko Dominguez
Assistant Director, Federal Relations
Hillary MacInnes Galey
Assistant Director, Federal Relations
Text Box: RSVPRSVP

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2018
3 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.

UCLA
James West Alumni Center – Founder’s Room
325 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Light refreshments provided

Please RSVP by December 7, 2018