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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Managing Plans and Drawings is now open for registration.  Register early to avoid disappointment!


New workshop: Describing Archives using RAD

The AABC is very pleased to announce a new workshop to be held at the Kelowna Museums, coming up on October 15th.


AABC 2015 Annual General Meeting Package Now Available

The AABC 2015 Annual General Meeting Package (bookmarked PDF) is now available for downloading on the AGM 2015 page.


Explore the new MemoryBC 2.0

MemoryBC has been upgraded! The current version of AtoM 2 was installed on Monday and Tuesday, March 30 and 31. Explore the new face of MemoryBC.

Please report any issues with adding or editing records to the BCANS Coordinator.


AABC Letter to Minister Moore Re NADP

The Archives Association of BC sent a letter to Heritage Minister James Moore regarding possible reinstatement of the National Archival Development Program (NADP).


Posted: July 28, 2015

Database and Administrative Assistant - Archives Society of Alberta (Edmonton, AB) job posted

The Archives Society of Alberta (ASA) is seeking a Database and Administrative Assistant to perform general administrative duties, manage the provincial database, oversee website content and communicate with ASA members. The position is part-time, permanent (25 hours per week) and the location is in Edmonton, Alberta.The deadline for applications is August 31, 2015.

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Posted: July 24, 2015

Student Archivist - HSC Winnipeg (Winnipeg, MB) job posted

HSC Winnipeg (Winnipeg, MB) is seeking a qualified and motivated individual to fill a Student Archivist position within the HSC Archives/Museum. This is a part-time term position (15hrs/week), from September 2015 - June 2016. The deadline for applications is August 9th, 2015.

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Posted: July 17, 2015

Head, Special Collections and Rare Books - Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, BC) job posted

Simon Fraser University Library (Burnaby, BC) invites applications for the Head of Special Collections and Rare Books. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Library Technology and Special Collections and based at the W.A.C. Bennett Library, Burnaby campus, this full-time continuing position will support SFU faculty, students, and other users across the three SFU campuses and beyond. The deadline for applications is 4:00 pm PDT on September 14th, 2015.

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Posted: July 17, 2015

Manager, Conservation & Preservation - University of St. Michael’s College (Toronto, ON) job posted

The John M. Kelly Library at the University of St. Michael's College (Toronto, ON) is seeking applications to fill the position of Manager, Conservation & Preservation. This is a full-time, permanent position. The deadline for applications is July 31st, 2015.

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Posted: July 09, 2015

Archives Assistant - Dalhousie University Archives (Halifax, NS) job posted

The Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections (DUASC) is seeking an enthusiastic individual to assist in a major archival description project designed to provide greater intellectual control over and user access to textual records from the personal archives of Ransom Myers. This is a term position of approximately 959 hours, from September 8th, 2015 to March 25, 2016. The deadline for applications is August 21, 2015.

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Posted: July 09, 2015

Archivist - Southridge School (Surrey, BC) job posted

Southridge School (Surrey, BC) is seeking applicants for a part-time, one day per week, Archivist. The deadline for applications is August 21st, 2015.

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