The Communications Committee provides a vital role for the ACA by developing and delivering strategic communications in a variety of formats. The committee also advises the Board of Directors on ways to improve public awareness of the ACA and the archival profession.
The Communications Committee coordinates a number of ACA channels:
Scope and Content: Scope and Content, ACA's monthly e-newsletter, is the place to get current information about the ACA's initiatives, activities, and events. It is also a great way to find out how to get involved in the ACA and its many projects.
In the Field: In the Field, the ACA's blog, is where discussions about the scope of archives, archival education, and archival interventions happen. We publish mid-length articles (500-2,000 words) on a wide range of topics.
Commitment to Accessibility
The ACA Communications Committee has reviewed the recently published Equity Commitments. In alignment with the following Equity Commitments,
the Communications Committee has recently launched an accessibility task force to review existing literature and guidelines for to ensure best practices for accessibility our achieved through our communication channels. Using the WCAG 2 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2), we commit to making content that is Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, and Robust.
In terms of our workflow going forward, we commit to the following standards for all communications platforms:
We are actively seeking feedback and input from our members and the wider community. If you have any comments, questions, or concerns about ACA Communications and accessibility, please email us at email@example.com
Communications Committee Membership (2021)
Andrew Chernevych, board liaison
For more information about the Communication Committee please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Awareness & Advocacy