The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) will hold their spring 2006 meeting in downtown Baltimore on April 21-23. MARAC is a volunteer regional consortium of archivists and manuscript curators living and working in Maryland, DC, and the surrounding states. MARAC's members are employed in a wide variety of settings, including public libraries, local historical societies, religious organizations, corporations, academic, and governmental repositories.
The three-day conference will be held in the recently refurbished Tremont Grand Hotel (http://www.tremontsuitehotels.com/meetings_grand.cfm). It will include workshops, seminars, and tours. Among the sessions will be a plenary featuring the Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein and a luncheon program with William
Fay, vice president of the company responsible for the renovation of the Tremont Grand. Other sessions will include: Documenting the Latino Community; African
American Resources; Organizing and Sustaining Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, and Transgender Community Based Archival/Historical Groups; Personal Papers of Jacques Derrida; Image Licensing; The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction; Documenting the Local Arts Scene; Archival Description in Museums; Oral History from the Ground Up; In Katrina's Wake: Disasters Do Happen; Capital Ideas: Archivists, Architects & Renovations; and Planning a Workshop.
In addition, the conference will be offering four workshops.
• Managing the Digital Desktop
• Collections Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery at the
National Library of Medicine
• Security Design and Implementation for Repositories
• Visual and Sound Materials: Acquisition, Preservation and Access.
Further information about the conference, including the full program, can be found on the MARAC website
Any further questions, please feel free to contact the Local
Arrangements Co-Chairs, Jennie Levine, University of Maryland, at
email@example.com and Mary Mannix, Frederick County Public
Libraries, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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