Discussion around the Gear List and how much it has been used and how up to date it is.
There has been some interest from the Archives Association of Ontario's Digital Access and Preservation Community to be able to communicate to smaller archives who has equipment and whether they are willing to have those smaller institutions come in and use the equipment. This would be done with consultation of the hosting archive.
Bridget added a 'last updated' column to the sheet as well.
|New Initiatives - March 2020||Bridget|
Steve Marks reported that he had been contacted by Art Rhyno and Loren Fantin of Our Digital World about a potential New Initiatives grant towards a digitization project of local newspapers. This would be similar to the NDNP project in the United States. This would help with standardization and would provide and open resource for all.
Steve will see about getting something in writing from them for the community to review. Bridget will coordinate setting up an additional meeting time for discussion of the proposal if needed.
|Hiring||Jess||General inquiries around hiring. Tom Smyth said that LAC is looking to hire more digital archivists. And Jess reported that UofT's Media Commons is hiring a Media Specialist.|
Next Meeting: February 2020