EDGI is delighted to announce that we are the 2017 recipient of the J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA)! The award honors an individual, institution, or organization that promotes greater public awareness, appreciation, or support of archival activities or programs. This award recognizes the work of EDGI and Technoscience Research Unit (TRU) for hosting our Guerrilla Archiving event in December, which helped to launch over community archiving “Data Rescue” events across the United States.
TRU member and Technology Lead Matthew Price will be going to the Portland to accept the award on July 26, 2017 at a ceremony during the SAA Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon. He will also participate in a an open forum “Archival Advocacy and Awareness Amid Social/Political Upheaval” on July 27.