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Join nearly one thousand archivists, curators and information professionals from our 13-state region and beyond to find out what MAC has to offer you. There are a number of tools available on this site to help current MAC members connect to other members, learn about upcoming events, manage their online profiles and much more! Please login for full access. Read our latest news and announcements below.

 Fall 2014 Symposium Registration is Full!

Registration for the Fall Symposium in Urbana-Champaign has been filled. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for the Sept. 12-13 event, please contact Bethany Anderson, bgandrsn@illinois.edu, or Anke Voss, avoss@tufl.info. The waiting list will only be used in the event of a cancellation. Visit http://www.midwestarchives.org/2014-fall-symposium for more details.

July 2014 Newsletter Now Available

The July 2014 issue of the MAC Newsletter is now available to members; log in and choose "MAC Newsletter On-line" under Publications. Don’t forget to go green and download your issue online!

This issue of the newsletter contains something for everyone:

  • An overview of the Fall Symposium
  • Highlights from the Annual Meeting and a sneak peak of 2015
  • Information on this year’s MAC award recipients
  • Reports from MAC Council
  • Updates from institutions all around the MAC region
  • More online resources for the Civil War Sesquicentennial
  • The challenges of working with obsolete computer media
  • The importance of connecting with first responders for disaster response
  • Processing and preserving stereographs
  • The new Digital Media Projects Lab at Wayne State University

Remember, if you have information on upcoming events in your area, please contact Jeremy Brett at archiv_boy@yahoo.com to add it to the MAC online Event Calendar (http://www.midwestarchives.org/calendar); and, if you're interested in submitting content for our next newsletter, contact information and deadlines are available on the MAC website at http://www.midwestarchives.org/mac-newsletter. Thanks to all the people who diligently work to supply us with content every quarter! Keep up the good work!

Another Successful Annual Meeting

Three hundred and seventy-five MAC attendees braved capricious Midwestern weather and descended on Kansas City, Mo., for The Syncopations of History, April 24-26. Members were treated to a delightful plenary session with speaker Chuck Haddix of the Marr Sound Archive, who detailed how he used archival collections to correct accepted errors in existing scholarship of jazz legend and KC native Charlie Parker. Other highlights included the reception at the American Jazz Museum, tours of local museums and repositories and, of course, panels and sessions. Read more about the meeting in the July newsletter, and please post and view slides from the sessions in the MAC Forums!

New MAC Style Guide Published

For members submitting content to the MAC Newsletter or Archival Issues, please be sure to reference the new revised version of the MAC Style Guide for your future work.

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