The System Dynamics Society is an international, nonprofit organization devoted to encouraging the development and use of System Dynamics and systems thinking around the world. The Society provides a forum in which researchers, educators, students, consultants and practitioners in the academic, corporate and public sectors interact to keep abreast of current developments, build on each otherâ€™s work and introduce newcomers to the field. The Society manages the annual International Conference of the System Dynamics Society and publishes the System Dynamics Review. Originally founded at MIT, the Society was later administered at UAlbany until 2018 where they recieved some state funded assistance for their administration, as well as funding from members and sponsoring organizations. After 2018 the Society was supported by an outside vendor in Albany.
Contains administrative records for running the professional organization and annual conference for System Dynamics. Includes conference promotional materials, meeting records, proceedings and photographs from conferences, membership directories, budget documentation, annual reports, correspondence with publishers, newsletters, and games designed by the Society to teach System Dynamics. Also includes A/V materials, mostly from 2000s-2010s and born digital records on external media which is likely copies of material in the web archives and that will be transferred over network shares.
The collections was arranged by Society staff members during their office closing.
Archival materials can be view in-person during business hours in our reading room, located on the top floor of the Science Library on the Uptown Campus.
We can also deliver digital scans for remote research for a fee.
Access to this collection is unrestricted unless otherwide denoted.