REALM has released the results of Test 6, which concentrated on materials commonly used in furnishings and exhibits in archives, libraries and museums: glass, marble, laminate, brass, and powder-coated steel. After two days, the virus was not detectable on the brass or marble. After six days, the virus was not detected on the glass, laminate, and powder-coated steel. Full results can be found at https://www.oclc.org/content/dam/realm/documents/test6-report.pdf

Raw datasets for the first five tests are now available at https://www.oclc.org/realm/research.html. (Raw data for Test 6 is available at the link above.) The toolkit has also been updated with the Test 6 results, new graphics, and a visual interpretation of the Phase II literature review. the new materials can be found at https://www.oclc.org/realm/resources.html

 

As some of you might be aware, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) recently awarded the State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) a small grant to conduct a survey of historical repositories across South Carolina.  As part of that survey, the Board would like to invite you to participate in a virtual focus group to assess the archiving, processing, electronic records, etc., needs of historical records repositories in South Carolina.  It is the SHRAB’s intention to use the information learned from this focus group to update South Carolina’s Strategic Plan for Historical Records.  The first group is scheduled for November 30th, from 2pm-3pm.  The second focus group is scheduled for December 11th, from 10am-11am.  The focus groups will ask the same questions, so you only need to RSVP for one of them.

If you have any questions or if you are interested in participating in one of these virtual focus groups, please contact Jessica Hills at the South Carolina Department of Archives & History.  Her direct line is 803-896-6119 and her email address is jhills@scdah.sc.gov.

Thank you in advance for your time and input.

Video of the sessions held at the 2020 SCAA Virtual Annual Meeting along with links to PDFs of the slides used in the session presentations are now available on SCAA's YouTube channel! Here are the links to the individual sessions:

 

A1 – https://youtu.be/vs_23HhX_bk

B1 – failed to record but the slides are at this link:

http://scarchivists.org/images/AnnualMeeting2020/b1SCAA_SHRAB_Presentation.pdf

C1 – https://youtu.be/VE8t2Kt9GB4 (no slides)

C2 – https://youtu.be/WH9dwfkBsJs

D1 – https://youtu.be/RtZM45Kh8Bc

E1 – https://youtu.be/2KV6t-jkzFU

E2 – https://youtu.be/6sl7jdrCCxg

F1 – https://youtu.be/YVHN9J89tN0

F2 – https://youtu.be/m-vwJ4oYUvs

G1 – was cancelled.

G2 – https://youtu.be/sX6sYbw0tZU

H1 – https://youtu.be/6K-2kaq3HH8

 

The program for the Meeting is available here: http://scarchivists.org/images/documents/scaa_2020_program.pdf

 

 

PALMCOP will be hosting a free virtual unconference to help SC libraries, archives and museums share ideas and learn from our colleagues during COVID. We’ll be covering topics related to adapting and responding to this atypical disaster. The sessions will include topics such as how to work with collections and spaces during COVID, as well as leadership and working with the public safely. Our facilitators will lead sessions that will guide the participants discussions based on the group’s interests in each topic. Sessions will not be recorded. Visit http://www.preservationsc.org/events.html to register. Space is limited so sign up today!

If you attended SCAA’s virtual conference recently, you may have heard Jessica Hills from SCDAH and Brenda Burk from Clemson give a short presentation about South Carolina’s State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB).  The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) recently awarded the Board a small grant to conduct a survey of historical repositories across South Carolina.  As part of that survey, the Board would like to invite you to participate in a virtual focus group to assess the archiving, processing, electronic records, etc., needs of historical records repositories in South Carolina.  It is the SHRAB’s intention to use the information learned from this focus group to rewrite South Carolina’s Strategic Plan for Historical Records.  There will be two virtual focus groups scheduled; each will last approximately one hour on a date and time to be determined.  Ideally, participants will be able to have input on a time that works for their schedules.

 

If you were unable to attend the conference and if you are unfamiliar with SHRABs, the purpose of the Board is to serve as a central advisory body for historical records coordination in each state.  Many SHRABs implement programs to address priorities for the repositories in their state.  The South Carolina SHRAB was very active in the 1980s and 1990s, but it has been defunct for the past several years. The SC SHRAB was revived in 2019 and the Board working to bring it back to its previous levels of activity and assistance.  This survey and these focus groups are a crucial first step in that process.

 

If you have any questions or if you are interested in participating in one of these virtual focus groups, please contact Jessica Hills.  Her direct line is 803-896-6119 and her email address is jhills@scdah.sc.gov .

 

Thank you in advance for your time and input.

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