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June 15, 2021

Alexandra Chassanoff and Colin Post Receive SAA Preservation Publication Award for “OSSArcFlow Guide”

Alexandra Chassanoff, assistant professor at the School of Library and Information Sciences at North Carolina Central University, and Colin Post, assistant professor in Library and Information Science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, are the 2021 recipients of the Preservation Publication Award given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA) for their handbook, OSSArcFlow Guide to Documenting Born-Digital Archival Workflows (2021), a free Educopia resource for assisting archives in managing their born-digital materials. The award recognizes the author or editor of an outstanding published work related to archives preservation.

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