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UWM SAASC Meeting, Fall 2013

Meeting Minutes

Friday, September 27, 2013. UWM Gasthaus

Officers Present:

President-Shannon Erb
Vice President-Sukwon Lee
Secretary-Jessica Neal
Treasurer-Emma Cobb

Members in Attendance
Greg Comly
Whitney Tuthillpreus

Topics Discussed
•Next Meeting: Featured Speaker Amy Cooper-Cary
When: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Time: 4:30 pm
Where: SOIS Department Computer Room

•SOIS hosting SLIS
UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies has proposed SOIS & SLIS hosting one another (in Milwaukee and Madison respectively). Ideas discussed were touring the Golda Meir Library Archives and dinner afterwards. A date has yet to be solidified, but we are hoping to have more information next meeting.

•UWM SAASC T-shirt Contest
Starting now until the end of October there will be a T-Shirt Contest to revamp the brilliant “Respect Des Fonds” T-Shirt. There will be a email sent out by October 5th with more information about the contest, guidelines, and a image of the current T-shirt to help craft ideas.

Brainstorming of fundraising initiatives were discussed below is a summary of tentative ideas:
-Bake Sale
-T-Shirt Sale
-Sausage & Cheese Gift Packs
-Wreath Sale

We welcome you to bring ideas at the next meeting and for our online students we welcome you to email ideas to saasc@sois.uwm.edu

•Budget Brainstorming
Next semester we would like to use our budget towards an event/ symposium or apply funds to a repository by adopting an artifact. Again these ideas are tentative and we welcome ideas.

•UWM SAASC Open To All
The UWM SAASC would like to invite all interested SOIS Students as well as any other member of the general student body to join SAASC and participate as an active members, whether online or onsite all are welcomed.

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SAASC Meeting October 23

Come to the Society of American Archivists Student Chapter at UWM

The meeting is at

October 23, 2012

in NWQ 3511


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Watch Dr. Riter Live

Check out Dr. Riter Live Thursday October 4th at 5pm (Central Time)

Click on link below:


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Watch Dennis Meissner’s Talk

To watch Dennis Meissner click on the links below



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Come see Dr. Robert Riter at UWM

Come see Robert Riter October 4th at 5pm at the NWQ B 3511


Come see Dr. Robert Riter on October 4th at 5pm at NWQ B 3511 (we will also be streaming for those online as well, will put up a link shortly)

Dr. Riter is Professor of Information Studies at the University of Alabama and will speak on how archival practice is defined through language.


For more about Dr. Riter’s work check out his article, Archives, their Reception, and the Nature of Archival Reading,  @     http://msarchivists.org/theprimarysource/psvol31no1/psvol31no1_riter.html

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Did you Miss Dennis Meissner?

Well, you’re in luck,

Here is the power point of his talk…

Dennis Meissner PP


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Dennis Meissner Streamed Live

Check out Dennis Meissner Streamed Live!

Thursday, September 27th  Noon -1:30

Click on link below:


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Upcoming Event

SAASC UWM is excited to announce an upcoming event on September 27th:


Come see Dennis Meissner on September 27 at UWM Union Room 181


Dennis Meissner is coming to UW-Milwaukee! One of the brains behind the innovative More Product, Less Process method of archival processing, Dennis Meissner is the Head of Collections Management at the Minnesota Historical Society and a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists. He is coming to Milwaukee to speak about the revolutionary, and sometimes controversial More Product, Less Process. Come see Dennis Meissner  September 27th 2012 from 12-1:30 in UWM Union Room 181


For more information about MPLP read Dennis Meissner and Mark A. Greene’s More Product, Less Process: Revamping Traditional Archiving Processing published  in the The American Archivist Vol. 68, No. 2 (Fall – Winter, 2005), pp. 208-263

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Video of SAASC Meeting May 7 2012

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