The Archives Association of British Columbia's 2016 Conference, "(De)Constructing Information: Frameworks, People, Technology," 14-15 April 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.

Conference Location

Thanks to our venue sponsor Deloitte Canada for offering their space at 1055 Dunsmuir St, #2800 for the workshop, conference and AGM.


Register online now!

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline to register is Monday, April 11, 2016

Conference Schedule

April 14, 2016

9:00 am - 4:00 pm - AABC workshop,"From Donation to Deaccession."

Instructor: Lisa Glandt, Coordinator, AABC Education and Advisory Services

The AABC is pleased to offer a brand new 1 day workshop on managing archival donations and deaccessions. Participants will review how to build a strong policy framework so that archival donations start off on the right footing once they arrive at your institution. We will then discuss how to implement a deaccessioning program and the stages of reappraisal and disposal. The workshop will include discussion of:

  • Developing a "donation checklist" that includes Deed of Gift, Donor questionnaire, Accession Record, Appraisal Report, Condition Report
  • Donor relationships
  • How to create a deaccessioning policy
  • "Reappraisal" and determining deaccessioning criteria
  • Assessing your collection and preparing items for Deaccessioning
  • Methods of disposal
  • Public trust and ethics

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Bowling! 

Commmodore Lanes, 838 Granville Street, Vancouver. $20 per person. 

April 15, 2016

8:00 am - 8:30 am - Registration

8:30 am - 8:45 am - Welcome

8:45 am - 9:05 am - LAC Update (Kristina Lillico)

9:05 am - 10:05 am - InterPARES / UBC (3 presenters)

  • 9:05-9:25 - Corinne Rogers "Multilingual Terminology Database-Technology and Collaboration in the Global Archival Community"
  • 9:25-9:45 - Brianna Gormly "Questions of Trust- Understanding the Cost of the Cloud for Archives"
  • 9:45-10:05 - Kate Chandler "A Solution to Disorderly Backlogs of Digital Files? Evaluating the Effectiveness of Social  Network Analysis in File Reclassification Projects"

10:05 am - 10:20 am - BREAK

10:20 am - 10:50 am - John Durno "Telidon Lost & Found: Reconstructing Glenn Howarth's Digital Artworks"

10:50 am - 11:30 am - Dr. Barbara J. Winter, Mandy Nilson, Kristen McLaughlin, Denne Renouf, "SFU MAE and T8TA Partnership: Using current technology to archive, repurpose, and integrate digital assets for public and educational use"

11:30 am - 11:50 am - Richard Dancy and Raymond Frogner "national standards update"

11:50 am - 1:20 pm - LUNCH on your own

1:20 pm - 2:00 pm - Shannon Bettles and Martin Warkentin, "Navigating Ethics and Dilemmas in Newspaper Digitization Projects"

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm - Susan Hart, "One Archivist's Exploration of the Donor Experience (or, what do the Irish Revolution and the Email Black Hole have to do with each other and me?"

2:20 pm - 3:00 pm - Sarah Romkey, Dan Gillean, Sara Allain of Artefactual Systems : "Your Digital Preservation Cookbook"

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm - BREAK

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm - MemoryBC update

3:45 - 4:00 pm - Setup for AGM

4:00 - 5:00 pm - AGM

Conference Sponsors

The Archives Association of British Columbia would like to thank the following organizations for their generous support of the 2016 AABC Conference:

Location Sponsor and Vendor:

Deloitte Canada


Social Activity Sponsor:

Prima Information Solutions


Coffee Break Sponsor:

Royal BC Museum


Coffee Break Sponsor:

Simon Fraser University

Archives and Records Management


Coffee Break Sponsor:

Preservation Technologies Canada

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Program Sponsor:

City of Coquitlam


Conference Vendor:

Andornot Consulting


Conference Vendor:

ARMA Vancouver

































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