Welcome to the Archives Association of British Columbia

The Archives Association of British Columbia represents individual and institutional members, maintains resources for the public and the archival community, and advocate for Archives in the province.

Are you searching for archives?  Please visit MemoryBC.ca, our portal to descriptions of archival materials preserved in repositories throughout the province.

Our mission is to foster the development of the provincial archival community in order to better preserve and promote access to British Columbia's documentary heritage.  We assist the community through our Educational Advisory, Preservation, and Network Services and maintenance of the provincial catalogue (MemoryBC.ca).  See the About Us section for further details and how to contact us.

Honourary Patron: The Honourable Judith Guichon, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia

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"Digital Preservation Management...Best Practices vs. Reality" - November 17, 2016

We are pleased to present a webcast roundtable on November 17, 2016 (10:00am - 12:00pm) as a follow-up to the 3-day workshop on Digital Preservation Management held at the end of October. We will share strategies and tools from the workshop and discuss the steps required to develop an effective digital preservation program in your institution.

Participants from the workshop will join our conversation and discuss how they are working towards implementing what they learned to manage the digital records in their archives.

Once again we invite our membership to take part in the roundtable by joining us in person or follow us on the live web broadcast. Details on how to send in comments and questions via email and twitter will be posted closer to the date.

If you would like to join us in person at the roundtable, please RSVP to aabc.advisor@aabc.ca by Monday, November 14.


Managing Archival Photographs

Registration is now open for the AABC's distance education course "Managing Archival Photographs". The course runs January 9 - March 20, 2017. For more details and how to register online, see the full description here.


Lecture on Digital Preservation

The Archives Association of British Columbia, with funding from the Documentary Heritage Communities Program, is pleased to announce a free lecture, "Digital Preservation in Action: Building Sustainable Programs and Effective Workflows," by Dr. Nancy McGovern and Kari Smith. The lecture will be  Thursday October 27th at 10.30am at St Ann's Academy Auditorium in Victoria.

For more information, go to the  full listing for this event



Digital Preservation Management Workshop

The Archives Association of B.C. is pleased to announce that it will be holding the 3-day version of the Digital Preservation Management Workshop (http://www.dpworkshop.org/) this October in Vancouver with funding from the Documentary Heritage Communities Program. 

For more information, go to the listing for the Digital Preservation Management Workshop


Posted: October 20, 2016

UBC Arts Co-op Program-iSchool@UBC

Hire a graduate student in library, archival, or information studies.

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Posted: October 20, 2016

Archives Assistant-University of Victoria Special Collections and University Archives (Victoria, BC) Job Posted

The University of Victoria Special Collections and University Archives is seeking one (1) dynamic, self-motivated individual with experience and skills in archival arrangement, description, digitization and community outreach for the Young Canada Works (YCW) Building Careers in Heritage internship program.

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Posted: October 20, 2016

Bilingual Archivist-Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan (Regina, SK) Job Posted

The Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan requires an Archivist to work closely with stakeholders in the francophone community in Saskatchewan. This is a bilingual position requiring fluency (verbal and written) in French and English.

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Posted: October 15, 2016

Archivist- Health Sciences Centre Archives Museum (Winnipeg, MB) Job Posted

The Health Sciences Centre Archives/Museum is seeking a qualified Archivist to fill a 13 month part time term position.

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Posted: October 15, 2016

Information Stewardship, Access and Privacy Manager-Island Health (Victoria, BC) Job Posted

Island Health is seeking an experienced manager to play a leadership role in Information Stewardship, Access and Privacy. With your valuable experience as a leader in strategic information privacy and management, you will provide direction, manage and coordinate the staff, activities and budget associated with the Information Stewardship, Access and Privacy (ISAP) program. 

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Posted: October 06, 2016

Intern-Royal Roads University (Victoria, BC) Job Posted

The intern will first conduct a general inventory of the permanent collection, gaining contextual understanding of the collection while identifying any immediate conservation needs. After the intern has a clear concept of the material, they will conduct a detailed description of each of the artefacts using the Parks Canada Classification System and the CHIN data dictionary.

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