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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AABC to offer streamed roundtable

Roundtable discussion, Fri Oct 24 1-3pm

In an effort to provide continuing education to all members in our fair province and beyond, the AABC is planning to hold a roundtable discussion in Vancouver on the following topic:

Poor Little Orphaned Photographs
How do you manage photographs when you cannot determine who owned them or who holds copyright over them or you don't know anything about the content of the photograph itself.  Do you have a policy or procedures or standard practices?  How do you balance the issues of ownership and copyright with making them accessible for research and display?  Do you digitize them anyway?  Do you make them available on the Internet?


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: October 11, 2014

Hire a SLAIS Co-op Student this winter

The UBC Arts Co-op Program and the iSchool@UBC (SLAIS) are now posting jobs for work terms that start in January or February 2015.

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Posted: October 09, 2014

Next SVIRG meeting date change

The next AABC South Vancouver Island Regional Group meeting date has changed.

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Posted: August 18, 2014

Minutes of the Executive Committee, May and June 2014

Minutes of the AABC Executive Committee for May and June 2014 are now available in the About Us section under Minutes and Reports.

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Posted: August 15, 2014

Next SVIRG meeting announced

The next AABC South Vancouver Island Regional Group meeting has been announced.

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Posted: July 15, 2014

Discount on archival supplies for AABC members

Foothills Systems, the Canadian supplier of Gaylord Archival products, has kindly agreed to offer AABC members a 10% discount on all Gaylord products.

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Posted: July 14, 2014

Full institutional membership list updated

The AABC full institutional membership list has been updated to July 11, 2014.

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