It’s great to see that the historians, genealogists, archivists, librarians, and other citizens of Georgia who care about the Georgia Archives (i.e., the state archives) are continuing to fight for increased funding and a sane transfer of responsibility from the Secretary of State to the University System of Georgia. The Clayton News Daily has a good article today about the group of advocates who greeted legislators on the first day of their new session with placards and chants and energy.
The university has set up a working group charged to “identify and research the immediate issues related to the transfer and bring these before University System Chancellor Hank Huckaby. The group will focus on the transition issues; long-term planning will be addressed if the transfer is completed.”
The leaderships of CoSA, NAGARA, and SAA met the other day to discuss offering some input to the working group, and each society plans to submit a letter highlighting issues that we feel are important for them to consider.
If you have thoughts about things I should mention in my letter, please get in touch as soon as you can.
And, particularly if you live in Georgia, get out there and make your voice heard!