What is a Special Interest Section?
A Special Interest Section (SIS) is defined under the ACA By-Law as "a forum for discussion for members of similar interests, to attract and integrate new members of the same interest into the ACA, and to advocate the advancement of archives in these special interest areas."
Any group of seven or more members with similar professional interests may, upon presentation of a statement of goals and objectives, petition the ACA Board of Directors for recognition. Upon approval, membership is open to all members of the Association.
There are, at present, ten SISes:
- Aboriginal Archives (SISAA)
- Accessibility (ASIS)
- Access and Privacy (APSIS)
- Government Records (GRSIS)
- Municipal Archives (MASIS)
- Personal Archives (SISPA)
- Archives of Religious Organizations (SISARO)
- Sound and Moving Images SIS (SMISIS)
- Technology and Archives (TaASIS)
- University and College Archives (UCASIS)