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 Archives

Registration is now open for the AABC's distance education course "Managing Archives". The course runs April 3 - June 12, 2017. For more details and how to register online, see the full description here


- Call for 2017 Conference Proposals - "Dominion of the Digital"

Planning for the joint AABC / ARMA Vancouver Island Conference is now underway. The conference will take place April 27-28, 2017 in Victoria, BC. More information can be found on the AABC Conference 2017 webpage.


2017-2018 DHCP application cycle now open!

"Year 3" of the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP) funding applications is now open. Applications will be accepted until January 27, 2017. Program and application details can be found at:   http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/services/documentary-heritage-communities-program/pages/dhcp-portal.aspx

The application cycle includes some changes including a revised budget submission form, improved service response timeframe of 3 days, and the opportunity to have DHCP staff review your application if you have questions in Oct/Nov.

Don't forget to highlight in your application how your project related to the larger community and how it will lead to greater community engagement. 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the AABC EAS Advisor at aabc.advisor@aabc.ca or reach out to the DHCP team at:

Telephone:  819-997-0893 or 1-844-757-8035 (toll-free in Canada and the US)

Email: BAC.Contributions.LAC@canada.ca 
TTY: 613-992-6969 or 1-866-299-1699 (toll-free in Canada)


Digital Preservation Management...Best Practices vs. Reality - November 17, 2016; 10am-12:00pm (PST)

In partnership with the Irving K. Barber Centre at UBC, we are pleased to present this webcast roundtable as a follow-up to the recent 3-day workshop on Digital Preservation Management held at the end of October in Vancouver.

Speakers from UBC, SFU Archives and the City of Vancouver Archives will introduce us to their digital preservation projects. The work of InterPARES will also be introduced and 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 at UBC or following us on the live webcast. 

If you would like to join us in person at the roundtable, please RSVP to aabc.advisor@aabc.ca by Monday, November 14. We will be meeting in the Lillooet Room (Rm 301), Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Please arrive by 9:50am.

The link to watch the webcast can be found at:   http://www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca/aabc-take-part-in-the-digital-preservation-management-roundtable/

You can participate by sending in questions and comments online by:

  • Twitter using the hashtag #dpmbc16 
  • Sending an email to "aabc.advisor@aabc.ca"


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.

Please note: course registration is now full as of November 7, 2016. No further registrations are being accepted at this time. If you would like your name added to the wait list in the advent someone cancels their registration, please contact the EAS Advisor at aabc.advisor@aabc.ca.


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: January 16, 2017

Records and Information Clerk-BC Housing (Burnaby, BC)

Reporting to the Manager, Records & Information Privacy, the Records & Information Clerk provides technical assistance and training to BC Housing staff to ensure compliance with the Records Management Program. The position maintains and supports Records and Information management systems; administers the classification, storage, retrieval and destruction of records; and performs other activities including scanning projects and assisting the Records & Information Assistant with various administrative and records management related duties.

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Posted: January 16, 2017

Archives and Special Collections Assistant- University of Alberta Archives (Edmonton, AB) Job Posted

The University of Alberta Archives is hiring an Archives and Special
Collections Assistant.

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Posted: January 16, 2017

Reference Archivist-UNESCO (Paris, FR) Job Posted

A vacancy notice for the post of Reference Archivist (P-1/P-2) is now up on UNESCO's website.

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Posted: January 16, 2017

Operational Museum Manager-Jasper-Yellowhead Historical Society (Jasper, AB) Job Posted

Reporting to the Jasper-Yellowhead Historical Society Board of Directors,
the incumbent will manage all facets of the museum and archives activities.

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Posted: January 16, 2017

Assistant Sample Librarian- lululemon athletica (Vancouver, BC) Job Posted

Reporting directly to the Sample Librarian and Archivist, the assistant sample librarian is responsible for supporting the sample operations team with the day to day operations of the design library and archives.

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Posted: January 16, 2017

UBC iSchool Hire a Co-Op Student

Access funding to hire a summer co-op student from UBC’s iSchool.

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