BC Archival Network Service / MemoryBC: the British Columbia Archival Information Network
The British Columbia Archival Network Service is responsible for the maintenance and development of Internet-based network resources created by the Archives Association of British Columbia, including MemoryBC: the British Columbia Archival Information Network and the AABC.ca site.
The Network Service program is also responsible for providing advice and assistance to archival institutions in the province wishing to use MemoryBC and to contribute new or revised information to the database.
Archival repositories preserve records, papers, photographs and
lots of other types of historical information created by people and
organizations over time. All of these materials are available to
the public to access, research and enjoy.
The MemoryBC.ca portal provides a searchable database of the materials available at archival repositories throughout the province of British Columbia.
What can MemoryBC be used for?
Use this site to identify archival holdings that may be of interest to you, whether for serious research or simply to take a glimpse into our province's fascinating and exciting past.
Some of the material is digitized and available online by following links from this site to the archival repository's own website. Other material can be accessed by visiting the archival repository during its public access hours. This information, along with address, contact information, etc. is all provided at MemoryBC.ca.
Who runs MemoryBC.ca?
MemoryBC.ca is managed by the Archives Association of British Columbia (AABC) as part of its British Columbia Archival Network Service. MemoryBC.ca used to be known as BCAUL (BC Archival Union List). In 2009, AABC migrated the BCAUL database to the open-source Access to Memory (AtoM) software and took the opportunity to re-name the site MemoryBC.ca. For more information contact Dan Gillean, Coordinator, BC Archival Network Service. For initial training in the use of AtoM and MemoryBC, contact Lisa Glandt, Coordinator, BC Archival Education and Advisory Service. Once you are trained, Dan Gillean will provide you with a login and password.
For policy information on the operation of MemoryBC, including digital object uploading, consult the PDF doucments on the MemoryBC Policies page.
Learn to use AtoM and MemoryBC
- AtoM User Manual
- MemoryBC ICA-AtoM Tutorial (resource from 2009, before MemoryBC was upgraded to AtoM 2)
- Education opportunities and workshops
- For training on the use of ICA-AtoM and MemoryBC, contact Lisa Glandt, Coordinator, BC Archival Education and Advisory Service. Once you are trained, Dan Gillean will provide you with a login and password.