The website team made substantial progress towards their goal to increase accessibility of the archives. The new website is being created by students of former ICA Board member Dr. Danny Mittleman at DePaul University. During the Sojourn, students presented an analysis of the current site, three template designs, and a style guide. Long-term website development will take at least two years and will include other DePaul classes. During the October gathering this team will lead a training on the new site and engage a larger group to help catalog the 2,114 currently digitized documents in way that makes them identifiable, accessible, and relevant to all.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Band of 24 HDPs, a working group formed in March to design the October 9–13, 2017 event. HDPs aimed to harness the “human element” through measures such as motivating residents, releasing their creativity, and building leadership skills to empower them in the task of comprehensive change.
Ten focus projects for the fall Sojourn were selected based on:
Based on the criteria listed above, the focus projects include: (1) Maliwada, (2) Inyan Wakagapi, (3) 5th City, (4) Hai Ou, (5) Sol de Septembre, (6) Murrin Bridge, (7) El Bayad, (8) Kawangware, (9) Majuro, and one more to be announced. Read the full Spring Sojourn Report at http://bit.ly/GASpr2017.
The gathering in October plans to be a substantial opportunity to reconnect the work of the past with opportunities for the future. The Archives team is calling on your expertise, experience, and energy!
Prior to the gathering, you can:
During the gathering, you can:
RSVP at http://bit.ly/Oct-Sojourn.
To ask any questions, email Mary Laura Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you plan to stay at the ICA GreenRise, room cost is $30 ($45 for a couple) a night. Email Kamela at email@example.com. Make your reservations early. We anticipate fully booked lodging!