Recap from the March 14, 2017 ProjectARCC conference call. Future meetings dates can be found here.

  • Introduction to ProjectARCC and welcome to phone call – Eira Tansey
  • Discussion concerning organizing contacts for Project mARCCh
    • ProjectARCC is preparing for the 4/22 March for Science and the 4/29 People’s Climate March, and organizing to ensure LAM (Libraries, Archives, Museums) representation at both marches. We’re calling this Project mARCCh in recognition that as professionals charged with the preservation of cultural heritage, and an abiding commitment to information and knowledge access, we stand proudly in solidarity with our sisters and brothers who are at the forefront of information work around climate change, particularly scientists and journalists.
    • Project mARCCh Organizers will be expected to serve as a local point of contact for organizing to increase the visibility and solidarity of LAM professionals at the 4/22 and 4/29 events. If you volunteer as a Project mARCCh organizer, you will be publicly identified on our website as the point of contact for your area. If you plan to remain local, we hope you will recruit other LAM professionals to attend sister city events. If you plan to come to DC, we will do our best to all congregate together.

Recap from the January 17, 2017 ProjectARCC conference call. Future meetings dates can be found here.

  • Introduction to ProjectARCC and welcome to phone call – Eira Tansey
  • Projects of interest to ARCChivists
  • Other upcoming events/ideas for collaboration
    • Several people on the call discussed an interest in putting together a virtual DataRescue event. Contact eira.tansey@uc.edu if you’re interested in future plans concerning this.
    • The 2nd Keeping History Above Water conference will take place again at the end of October 2017 in Annapolis. If you are interested in sponsorship, in submitting a speaker proposal, or being included in an advanced registration notice, please send your name, email and organization information to histpres@annapolis.gov

Recap from the December 13, 2016 ProjectARCC conference call. Future meetings dates can be found here.

  • Introduction to ProjectARCC and welcome to phone call – Eira Tansey
  • Explanation of recent changes made to ProjectARCC and departure from the original committee structure  – Casey Davis
  • Things to keep an eye on with the next administration – Eira Tansey
    • EPA and Monitoring/Regulatory/Research Agencies
    • Continuing access to federal climate research data (see this story)
    • Open Government/Transparency Initiatives
  • Projects of interest to ARCChivists
    • Ben from Penn State discussed his Fracking Documentation Project. You can access collection here and if anyone want to help archive pipeline-related activism, check this out
    • Michelle from University of Toronto shared updates from the Guerrilla Archiving effort
    • Bethany and Laurie from Penn shared updates from #DataRefuge
  • Areas for collaboration
    • Allana would like to write about archives divesting/investing in climate-friendly activities (e.g. vendors, technology, banking). If you want to work with her, get in touch