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 Annual General Meeting Package now available

In preparation for the upcoming 2016 Annual General Meeting, to be held following the 2016 AABC Conference, a 2016 AGM package has now been uploaded. If you are attending the 2016 AGM, please ensure you bring a copy (print or electronic) of the AGM Package with you!

To download a copy of the 2016 AGM Package, please visit the 2016 Annual General Meeting page.


AABC Conference 2016 Registration now open!

Join us for the Archives Association of British Columbia's 2016 Conference, "(De)Constructing Information: Frameworks, People, Technology," April 14-15, 2016 in Vancouver, BC.

The conference will  examine  the  role  that  archivists, records  managers,  and  other  information  professionals  can  play  in  constructing  and  in  deconstructing  how  we  create,  capture, preserve, and make accessible reliable records and information.   The conference is preceded by the workshop "From Donation to Deaccession" with Lisa Glandt, AABC Education and Advisory Services Coordinator.

And there will also be bowling! at Commodore Lanes,  838 Granville Street

For more information, and to register, please go to the AABC Conference 2016 page.


The AABC is pleased to partner with the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at UBC to present our 4th webcast roundtable on "Outreach, Fundraising and Donor Relationships" on Friday, February 26, 2016 from 10:30am - 12:30pm. For more details see the "Events" section!


Explore the new MemoryBC 2.0

MemoryBC has been upgraded! The current version of AtoM 2 was installed on Monday and Tuesday, March 30 and 31. Explore the new face of MemoryBC.

Please report any issues with adding or editing records to the BCANS Coordinator.


Posted: April 13, 2016

Archives Assistant (YCW) - Provincial Archives of Alberta (Edmonton, AB) job posted

The Friends of the Provincial Archives of Alberta is pleased to offer a Young Canada Works summer job in heritage for 2016. Based in Edmonton at the Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA), the Archives Assistant will work with the archivist to describe digital images of photographs. This is a temporary position running for 16 weeks, from May 16 - August 31, 2016. As a Young Canada Works position, all applicants must meet the eligibility requirements of the YCW program. The deadline for applications is April 29, 2016.

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Posted: April 12, 2016

Assistant Archivist (YCW) - Miss Edgar’s and Miss Cramp’s School (Westmount, QC) job posted

Founded in 1909, Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School (ECS) is an all-girls' independent K-11 school in Westmount, Quebec. Its archive consists of photographs, textual documents, books, artefacts and uniforms. It has been minimally processed and inventoried, but requires an individual with archival education to help bring it to the next level, for which ECS is seeking to fill a temporary Archives Assistant position. This contract position (30hrs/week for 8 weeks, from May 30 - July 22, 2016) is funded via the Young Canada Works program; all candidates must meet the YCW eligibility requirements to be considered. The deadline for applications is April 29, 2016.

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Posted: April 08, 2016

Archives Assistant (YCW) - UW Archives/UM Libraries/NCTR (Winnipeg, MB) job posted

The University of Winnipeg Archives and Records Centre, in partnership with the University of Manitoba Libraries and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, are thrilled to announce an exciting employment opportunity to provide a student with experience working within a new and dynamic area of archival acquisition, contribute to Canada's ongoing process of reconciliation with Indigenous people, and develop skills that will enhance his or her prospects for future employment in the profession. This is a temporary position funded via Young Canada Works; all applicants meet all the required eligibility criteria, and apply via the YCW in Heritage Organizations program. The position is projected to run from May 30 - August 19, 2016. The deadline for applications is April 29, 2016.

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Posted: April 06, 2016

Digital Archive and Digital Media Assistant (YCW) - The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (Winnipeg, MB) job posted

The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre is seeking a creative and technologically-talented summer student to work full-time (35hrs/week) for 9 weeks in a fast-paced and dynamic environment on the installation of a digital archive using an open-source platform. This is a Young Canada Works position; candidates must meet the General Student Eligibility Criteria listed on the Young Canada Works website. The position is projected to run from May 30th to July 31st, 2016. The deadline for applications is May 10, 2016.

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Posted: April 04, 2016

Summer Book Scanner Operator (YCW) - Dalhousie University Archives (Halifax, NS) job posted

Dalhousie University Archives is seeking an enthusiastic individual to work full time (35hrs/week) for approximately 12 weeks (anticipated dates: June 6 - August 26, 2016) operating an aerial book scanner to create preservation-quality digital files of oversized analogue materials. This is a Young Canada Works position. The deadline for applications is May 13, 2016.

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Posted: April 01, 2016

Archivist & Records Manager - The Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton (Edmonton, AB) job posted

The Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton is seeking to fill the position of full-time permanent Archivist & Records Manager. This is a full-time permanent position. There is no deadline for applications - the application process will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

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