Join us for the Community - Coffee - Cultures!

Join us in a new informal discussion group among archivists that we are calling Community--Coffee--Cultures (CCC)! We'll meet on the last Tuesday of every other month at 14:00 UTC, for anywhere between 45-60 minutes.

Some of you may remember a reading group that we started in 2020. We thought we'd do something slightly different for this next year. Thank you to all who participated in the reading group, and please feel free to continue joining us!

Our goals for Community--Coffee--Cultures (CCC) build community, learn from varied cultures of practice around the world, and maybe have coffee (or other beverage of choice). We hope this will also be a way of fostering discussion and who knows, even collaboration. We are picking six broad themes to see how archives in different parts of the world think about these. Discussions are not structured, and they are not restricted to the theme during these meetings!

14:00 UTC | Last Tuesday of every other month 

We realize this will not work for many in different parts of the world. If you're interested and can't make it because of the time, do email us and maybe you can also help run a parallel meeting at another time!

Tue, Sep 26, 2023 [your local time:]
Focus: Digitization practices, workflows, concerns

Future CCCs:

  • Tue, Nov 28: Appraisal
  • Tue, Jan 30: Archival education and training
  • Tue, Mar 26: Salaries, parities, and labo(u)r issues
  • Tue, May 28: Cataloging, archival description niggles, metadata
  • Tue, Jul 30: Ethics in sourcing, access and use of collections

Zoom meeting link:
Meeting ID: 987 0466 4511
Passcode: 230926

Please mark your calendars! We will send a reminder a week and a day before meetings, and with an updated 'local time' link for you. In the meantime, do let us know if you have ideas or would like to join to take this forward.

Venkat Srinivasan, Bangalore
Ellen Engseth, Minneapolis
Anne-Flore Laloë, Heidelberg