Provenance: Journal of Society Georgia Archivist

19 03 2010

Volume XXVII, 2009, published by the Society of Georgia Archivists


Making History, David B. Gracy II

Society of Georgia Archivists Timeline, 1969 to the present

Statement by the Archivist of the United States, David S. Ferriero

“Company History”: Corporate Archives’ Public Outreach on Fortune 100 Company Web Sites, Marie Force

Functional Analysis and the Reappraisal of Faculty Papers, Gregory Schmidt and Michael Law



Georgia EAD Survey

13 03 2010

Over the past few years, some SGA members have expressed the desire to have a state-wide EAD project. Given the University of Georgia’s and the Digital Library of Georgia’s recent successes in developing finding aid databases, we are wondering if now might be the time to leverage our expertise to develop a state-wide EAD database. As a first tentative step we’d like to gauge interest and basic institutional needs before deciding whether such a project might be feasible. We would greatly appreciate it if SGA members at Georgia repositories would take a few minutes to fill out our brief (only 10 questions) survey.

The survey can be found @

Direct questions to contact Shiela McAlister at mcalists @

Why not participate? Can only help individual institutions and archivists in Georgia. Improved data quality, availability, professional development, required by granting agencies…


3 03 2010

Sorry you missed the More Product, Less Process presentation at the annual Society of Georgia Archivists meeting?

Want to know how to alleviate backlogs in your repository?

Join SGA as we co-sponsor our annual Spring Workshop with the Society of American Archivists. “Implementing More Product, Less Process” will be given on May 17, 2010, location TBD. Check the SGA website for registration details soon.

SGA’s Scholarship Committee awards the Banks Scholarship to an SGA member who would like to attend.

SAA’s description of the workshop:

Backlogs don’t have to weigh as heavily as they do! Focus on implementing concrete strategies for increasing processing rates and reducing backlogs, as outlined in the Greene-Meissner article, “More Product, Less Process: Revamping Traditional Archival Processing,” and learn as you share information and experiences with fellow workshop participants. Topics include appraisal, arrangement, description, digitization, and preservation, as well as development of processing plans, policies, and benchmarks. This array of topics is addressed through lecture, case studies, and group discussion.

Workshop objectives:

* Understand the concepts and arguments outlined in “More Product, Less Process;”

* Implement strategies for increasing processing rates in a variety of institutions;

* Apply techniques for managing efficient processing programs, including developing processing plans, policies, and benchmarks;

* Understand how descriptive standards such as DACS can assist in the creation of descriptive records that adhere to “minimum” requirements and assist in the reuse of data in a variety of outputs; and

* Develop strategies for integrating processing with other archival functions, particularly accessioning.

Who should attend? Archivists who process archival collections or manage archival processing programs and administrators interested in processing procedures within their repositories (introductory to intermediate levels).

For more information, contact the SGA Education Committee at education @