Upcoming Tours 2019

The Archivists of Central Texas have put together a series of free tours with the next occurring the first week of March. The Harry Ransom Center has offered us a behind-the-scenes tour Friday, March 8, starting at 3:30 pm. The tour will be followed by a happy hour at Hole in the Wall. We need to cap attendance at 15 …

Austin Archives Bazaar 2018

The Austin Archives Bazaar 2018 was a huge success! If you missed, it check out the photos below, or visit our Flickr Page

Digital Archives Panel – July 30, 2017

Digital Archives Panel – July 30, 11:30-1:00 pm. The panel, hosted by the Texas State Bar and sponsored by ACT, featured a group of panelists from Austin and San Antonio, who discussed the systems they’re using to manage their digital assets. Here’s the line up: Jessica Meyerson, Briscoe Center for American History, Fedora/Islandora Liz Gushee, Harry Ransom Center, ContentDM Liza Talbot, LBJ Presidential Library, Omeka Kristin …

Wimberley Photo Salvage Service Project

Members of ACT spent Thursday, June 25th at the Katherine Ann Porter School cleaning and rehousing photographs damaged by the Memorial Day Weekend floods. The event was covered by TWC News. Funds for supplies were provided by the Society of American Archivists Foundation’s National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives.

Vertebrate Paleontology Lab Tour

The Archivists of Central Texas will take a tour of the Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory (VPL) at the Pickle Research Campus on Tuesday, June 9 at 3:30p. From their website: “The Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory (VPL) is known worldwide as a major repository for unique scientific collections from the American Southwest…Today, VPL is the principal repository for vertebrate fossils collected from state and …

Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory Tour

The Archivists of Central Texas will tour the Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory located at the Pickle Research Campus on Thursday, April 16 at 3pm. After the tour, there will be a Happy Hour at Lala’s Christmas Bar. Sign up is limited to 20.You can sign up here: http://goo.gl/LpGmUz Carpooling arrangements are forthcoming.

DAS Webinar: Archival Collections Management Systems [DAS]

The University of Texas General Libraries will host a live DAS webinar next Tuesday, March 31 at 1-2:30pm. The webinar is live and is supposed to run 1.5 hours. http://saa.peachnewmedia.com/store/seminar/seminar.php?seminar=30983 You can sign up here: http://goo.gl/LpGmUzSign up is limited to 10. WHERE: University of Texas campus, PCL Library, Technology Integration Services conference room, PCL 1.128A, in the basement (“terrace level”). PARKING: Please consider …

Archives in China

February 19, 2015 begins the Year of the Sheep (or Goat, or Ram, if you prefer). Looking for a way to kick off your Lunar New Year celebrations? Come to our February 19th gathering, and talk with Austin-based archivist Lauren Kata about Archives in China. In October 2014, Lauren traveled to China to participate in two very different but archivally-related …

Austin Archives Bazaar is this Sunday!

The first ever Austin Archives Bazaar will kick off our local celebration of Archives Week on Sunday, October 19th, 2-6pm at the Spider House Ballroom near 29th St. and Guadalupe in Central Austin. The Bazaar will is a FREE, fun and engaging event open to the general public and appropriate for all ages. The heart of the event will see twenty Central Texas archives showing off their amazing …