Planning for Archives Week, an Award for NC Maps, and Other News

North Carolina Archives Week is October 24-30 and several of us here at the State Archives have been pondering what events or projects we should focus on this year. We’re currently working on a few ideas, but I wondered if any of our blog readers might have suggestions for Archives Week events. Keep in mind that like all archives we don’t have endless amounts of money or staff time, so while we might all love to see all county records available online that’s not really something we could reasonably pull off by late October. But if you have ideas for events or classes that we could hold in Raleigh or blog posts for either this blog or our Civil War blog, write them in the comments and I’ll pass those ideas on to the rest of our staff.

In other news – NC Maps, our joint project with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Outer Banks History Center to digitize North Carolina maps, has received the Award of Merit for Leadership in History from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). You can read more about that award on the UNC Library Events and News page.

Also, as you may have seen on the Archives website, the conference “From Theory to Practice: Accessing and Preserving Electronic Records and Digital Materials”  will be held at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh on November 3-4, 2011. Although I think an official press release about the conference will be posted on the blog sometime this week, you can click here (PDF) to view the conference flyer.