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 signs Memorandum of Understanding with BCLA and BCMA!

The AABC is excited to share the news of our partnership with colleages in the Library and Museum professions. On March 24, 2017 representatives from each of the organizations met and signed a three year MOU that encourages our united members to participate in activities between the organizations and share information between professionals and institutions. A copy of the MOU can be found here.


Hey! Would-you-look-at-that! The AABC is on YouTube!

In November 2016 we were excited to partner with UBC to make a 3 minute promo clip talking about archives and our DPM webcast! You can find the video here: AABC Archivists talk about Digital Preservation



Posted: November 12, 2017

Librarian/Archivist-Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (Prince George, BC)-Job Posted

The Librarian/Archivist works to support the vision and mandate of the CSTC while meeting the information needs of the CSTC leadership, staff, and membership. Reporting to the General Manager, the Librarian/Archivist is responsible for the management of all aspects involved in the effective operation of the CSTC Library and Archives. This work includes administration activities related to budgeting and management of staff, collections, and facilities, as well as supporting the work of the CSTC negotiations team.

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Posted: November 07, 2017

Voicing Contested Histories Workshop (Province Wide)

Join us for a province-wide workshop to explore the important role we all play in giving voice to diverse perspective on history. In the spirit of Canada’s 150th anniversary themes of reconciliation, diversity and inclusion, the day will focus on issues and best practices for building relationships to support these themes within your museum or heritage institution. After an introductory overview, you will participate in facilitated, small-group discussions inspired by panel presentations.

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Posted: November 07, 2017

Archives Collections Assistant-City of Surrey (Surrey, BC)-Job Posted

The Young Canada Works Community Service Assistant 3 (Archives Collections Assistant) will assist the Archivist to make collections more publicly accessible through the digitization and description of archival records. All archival descriptions will be entered into the MINISIS database and made available to the public through Heritage Services' SAMOA (Surrey Archives & Museum Online Access) search engine.

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Posted: March 25, 2017

BC’s GLAM sector signs MOU to build capacity for learning and discovery

First among provinces, BC’s GLAM sector signs MOU to build capacity for learning and discovery Minister Peter Fassbender joins partners at Surrey City Centre Library for the historic event.

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