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: April 24, 2017

Archives Assistant-Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (Toronto, ON)-Job Posted

The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) is hiring an Archives Assistant (YCW) for a 12-week term, beginning May 24, 2017. The position will expose the student to a variety of archival situations designed to improve skills and allow the Archives to improve public access to its rich holdings of LGBTQ2+ heritage. The successful applicant will work with the Executive Director to convert existing finding aids to standardized EAD-encoded format and make these available publicly through ARCHEION, Ontario’s Archival Information Network. In addition, the Archives Assistant will arrange & describe records, assist with reference services, and complete accurate data entry, as required.

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Posted: April 24, 2017

Archives Assistant- University of Winnipeg Archives (Winnipeg, MB)-Job Posted

The University of Winnipeg Archives seeks to hire a student (YCW) as an Archives Assistant for twelve weeks (29 May 2017 - 18 August 2017) to arrange and describe the records of the Congress of Black Women of Manitoba Inc., as well as develop a digital exhibition in celebration of the university's 50th anniversary. This work experience would give the applicant a well-rounded view of the archival profession and build his or her skillset for future employment in the field. The applicant would be expected to perform many of the key archival functions including appraisal, arrangement, description, access and outreach. The language of work for the position is English.

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Posted: April 24, 2017

Archival Technician- Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, SK)-Job Posted

The Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan requires an Archival Technician (YCW) to work closely with stakeholders in the francophone community in Saskatchewan by digitizing and processing photographs from a francophone collection. This is a bilingual position requiring fluency (verbal and written) in French and English. The position will select, scan, and edit photographs for web publishing and create English-French descriptions to add to a provincial and national database. The Technician will be conducting historical research, subject classification, and creating RAD compliant archival descriptions.

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Posted: April 24, 2017

Privacy Advisor-Vancouver Coastal Health (Vancouver, BC)-Job Posted

Reporting to the Director, Data Release Management, you will play a key role in assisting the Data Release Management Office (DRMO) with privacy compliance and privacy practices related to the release of health information for research and other secondary uses.  

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Posted: April 09, 2017

Curatorial Assistant –Two Positions- Quesnel & District Museum and Archives (Quesnel, BC)-Job Posted

The Curatorial Assistant will have the opportunity to contribute to a number of ongoing projects which will provide the student with an understanding of a broad range of museum operations including collections registration, exhibit development and digitizing and indexing a photograph collection.  The student will undertake interviews to record life stories and document the growth of community organizations.  We will be reorganizing our archival storage area to make room for compressed storage.  The student will assist by relocating archival materials and updating collections records, encapsulating maps and making supports and covers for textiles. 

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Posted: April 09, 2017

Head Metadata Services-University of Toronto Libraries (Toronto, ON)-Job Posted

The University of Toronto Libraries seek an innovative and engaged information professional to manage a large unit central to library operations and help provide leadership and the strategic direction for the future of resource description for the library system.

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