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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Livestreamed Roundtable "Taming the Beast with Metadata" February 20, 1pm PST

URL http://www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca/aabcfeb20/

Topic:

Setting aside infrastructure, policies, management, and money (ha!), what information needs to be recorded in order to ensure that the longevity of a digital record?  In particular, let's talk about Rules for Archival Description and PREMIS.

Hashtag:  #tamethedigibeast

Details:

The roundtable will be held on Friday, February 20th, 1pm at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Lillooet/Dodson rooms.  Once again someone will be monitoring twitter and email for questions and comments.

Please RSVP to aabc.advisor@aabc.ca if you would like to attend in person.  The more the merrier!

Thank you to the Irving K. Barber Institute for sponsoring this roundtable.


AABC Conference 2015 Call for Papers

The AABC is seeking contributions on the topic of "Living Archivally" for its 2015 conference. The conference is scheduled for April 23 and 24, 2015 in Coquitlam. Read the full call for contributions here.


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: February 20, 2015

Research and Archives Assistant, Temporary (Burnaby Art Gallery) job posted

The Burnaby Art Gallery invites applications for the position of Research and Archives Assistant. Offered through the Young Canada Works program, this position runs for a period of 13 weeks, starting June 1, 2015 and finishing on August 28, 2015 (with some flexibility). The deadline for applications is March 23, 2015.

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Posted: February 18, 2015

Information Management Assistant, Temporary (Ontario Treasury Board Secretariat) job posted

The Ontario Treasury Board Secretariat, a newly-constituted ministry in the Ontario government, is hiring a full-time, 16-week student position called the Information Management Assistant. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2015.

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Posted: February 14, 2015

Project Archivist, Temporary (Musée Héritage Museum, St Albert, AB) job posted

The Musée Héritage Museum in St Albert, AB, is looking for a Project Archivist. This position is pending Young Canada Works (YCW) grant funding. Candidates should review the eligibility criteria before applying and be registered with the Young Canada Works on line inventory. The deadline for applications is Monday, March 9, 2015 at 11 pm MST.

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Posted: February 14, 2015

Archivist/Records Manager, Part-time (Roman Catholic Diocese of Prince George) job posted

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Prince George is currently recruiting for a part-time Archivist/Records Manager. The initial review of applications will begin on March 9, 2015.

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Posted: February 11, 2015

Archives Assistant, Temporary (New Westminster Museum & Archives) job posted

The New Westminster Museum and Archives has a 16 week Archives Assistant summer employment opportunity which will run from May 11, 2015 to August 28, 2015, Mondays to Fridays, 35 hours per week. Please note that the staffing of the position and its duration are conditional on the approval of the grant application submitted to the Young Canada Works program. The closing date for applications is March 1, 2015.

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Posted: February 07, 2015

Archival Fellowship (Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton) offer posted

The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) at the University of Alberta announced the establishment of a new archival fellowship in Ukrainian (including Ukrainian-Canadian) studies. CIUS invites applications for one or more archival fellowships in this field. The value of one fellowship cannot exceed $24,000. The closing date for applications is March 1, 2015.

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