Stacy Gould will present an informal talk on the concept of archives and what archivists do, as well as offer suggestions on when to send your things to a professional archive and when not to. How does one donate one's records? Are there personal records worth preserving and if so, what are the basic theories behind preservation? How do you preserve and maintain your family "archive"?
The talk will be followed by a question and answer session. Participants may bring in examples of records/photos and artefacts, and ask specific questions that we hope will lead to more general answers that everyone can benefit from.
Stacy Belcher Gould has been an academic archivist for 20 years. She trained at Wright State University and received her MA in 1991. She interned at the Cincinnati Art Museum and at the Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina. From there, she pursued post-graduate study at the University of Michigan and the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, as well as continuing education sponsored by the Society of American Archivists. Certified in 1994 by the Academy of Certified Archivists, she is also a member of the SAA and the International Council on Archives.
Before arriving HKU to establish the University Archives in 2006, Gould had been the University Archivist and State Records Officer at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, which was founded in 1693. She is one of the founding members of the Archives Action Group here in Hong Kong, and a member of the subcommittee that drafted the proposed legislation for an archives law for the HKSAR.