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


 "Dominion of the Digital"

AABC/ARMA VI Joint Conference

 April 27-28, 2017, Victoria, B.C.

Venue:  The University of Victoria

Thursday, April 27: The AABC will offer a one-day workshop "Records Management 101" hosted at the McPherson Library/Mearns Centre for Learning, UVic.

Friday, April 28: A series of presentations and poster sessions where the archival and records management communities share their understanding of the challenges of, and solutions for, achieving dominion over the digital, from an individual, organizational, provincial and/or national perspective. The conference sessions will take place at UVic's Cadboro Commons. 

The AABC Annual General Meeting will take place at the end of the conference.  

Registration is now OPEN!

For more information about the conference speakers and to register go HERE


Posted: May 22, 2017

Archivist- City of Richmond (Richmond,BC)-Job Posted

The City of Richmond is offering a unique opportunity for a dynamic and innovative individual to lead the Richmond Archives as Archivist. The Archivist will be instrumental in preserving and making accessible the evidence of Richmond’s past. This is a specialized and professional position directing a municipal archives program and working collaboratively within the City Clerk’s Office and specifically with the corporate records management program team. The Archivist will demonstrate commitment to the provision of high quality archives, records and information management services. The incumbent will be encouraged to bring forward new ideas and suggest improvements to existing practices. Considerable independence of judgment and action is exercised with policy matters being discussed with a superior who reviews work performance in terms of effective services rendered.

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Posted: May 22, 2017

Archivist- Royal BC Museum (Victoria, BC)-Job Posted

The Royal BC Museum is recruiting for a full-time permanent Archivist at the BC Archives.

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Posted: May 03, 2017

Adjunct Instructor-UBC iSchool (Vancouver, BC)-Job Posted

The iSchool at the University of British Columbia is seeking an adjunct instructor for the Master of Archival Studies course ARST 500 – Information Technology and Archives, to be taught over 13 weeks from January to April , 2018.

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Posted: May 03, 2017

Archives Assistant- Provincial Archives of Alberta (Edmonton, AB)-Job Posted

The Friends of the Provincial Archives is pleased to offer a Young Canada Works summer job in heritage for 2017. Based in Edmonton at the Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA), the Archives Assistant will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to develop competencies in digital asset management as he/she describes and facilitates the availability of vital statistics records from the PAA's holdings.

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Posted: May 03, 2017

Project Archivist- Alumnae Assoc. Royal Jubilee Hospital School of Nursing (Victoria, BC)-Job Posted

The AARJHSON are seeking a part-time project archivist for a period of 3 years to manage the transfer of the Alumnae Association's Archives and Museum materials to the custody of the University of Victoria Archives, the Victoria Medical Heritage Society (VMHS), and the Royal BC Museum (RBCM), or other institutions.

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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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