Texas A&M Libraries Protect, Digitize SEC Assortment



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Birmingham, Ala. (October 14, 2021) – The Southeastern Convention lately partnered with the Texas A&M College Libraries to protect and digitize a personal particular assortment of historic SEC paperwork, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey introduced on Thursday.

The non-public assortment consists of tons of of volumes of supplies, consisting of hundreds of pages, courting to 1932, when the Convention was established. It’s comprised of assembly minutes, knowledge books and iterations of the SEC Structure and Bylaws, amongst different gadgets.

“Our member establishments possess a wealth of experience, and we had been happy to make use of the sources out there at Texas A&M College for our particular assortment,” Sankey mentioned. “This assortment holds a few of our most historic and treasured paperwork, and to know they’ve been preserved and can be saved correctly provides us nice consolation. My due to Julie Mosbo Ballestro, Interim Dean of College Libraries at Texas A&M and Sean Buckner, Director of Preservation, for his or her dedication to this vital challenge.”

The preservation effort started with an in-person evaluation of the SEC’s non-public assortment a number of years in the past and solely concluded lately as a result of interruptions attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic. The library crew at Texas A&M dry cleaned, mended and transformed to digital all the gadgets within the assortment. As well as, paperwork had been rehoused for longevity, and Texas A&M offered suggestions for future storage on the SEC workplace, together with constructing customized bins for the SEC’s sure newspaper assortment.

“We had been delighted to have the ability to help the SEC with its non-public particular assortment,” Interim Dean Mosbo Ballestro mentioned. “After I visited the SEC places of work, I spotted shortly that the data they’d was vital, nevertheless it wanted some care and a spotlight. The truth that Texas A&M was in a position to make use of its experience on this space to assist our athletics convention was a deal with for our crew.”

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