Webcast Roundtables

Since the fall of 2014, the AABC has been pleased to partner with the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at UBC and participate in their webcast program.

The AABC has presented four roundtables that were livestreamed to our local membership and members of the international archival community thanks to our modern digital age. The discussions included remote participation of those watching the webcast through the use of emails and twitter feedback.

Topics and ideas for a future roundtable can be submited to the EAS Coordinator at aabc.advisor@aabc.ca

 

Orphan Photographs - October 30, 2014

How do you manage photographs when you cannot determine who owned them or who holds copyright over them or you don't know anything about the content of the photograph itself. Do you have a policy or procedures or standard practices? How do you balance the issues of ownership and copyright with making them accessible for research and display? Do you digitize them anyway? Do you make them available on the Internet? I can't wait to find out what others are doing! How about you? This interactive panel discussion engages these important questions in the archival profession today.

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Taming the Beast with Metadata - Feb 20, 2015

Setting aside infrastructure, policies, management, and money, what information needs to be recorded in order to ensure that the longevity of a digital record? Let's talk about Rules for Archival Description and PREMIS.

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The Future of RAD - October 23, 2015

The Canadian Council of Archives (CCA) has been tasked to develop a plan to update and revise the Rules for Archival Description (RAD) and are seeking input from members of the Canadian archival community. Since 2008 there have been no revisions to the standard and it time to deal with the descriptive reality of digital records (both digitized and born-digital) in archives. Richard Dancy from the Canadian Committee on Archival Description (a Committee of the CCA) provides some background on the project and helps facilitate discussion on questions including what are the strengths and weaknesses of RAD in its current form?  What should be the scope of the standard?  What form should "alignment" with international standards take?  What is the best form for governance of the standard?  How should consultation proceed and who should be consulted?

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Outreach, Donor relationship and Fundraising - Feb 26, 2016

Building and maintaining donor relationships is a key aspect of daily archival work for many organizations. This can happen through simple outreach activities or grand fundraising events that shine attention on our archival treasures and our need for funding to preserve them. Topics to be discussed include: what building blocks need to be in place to foster strong relationships with donors? How can we leverage our time and (sometimes limited) resources to manage a successful outreach program?  What are the steps to a solid fundraising strategy?  How to nurture a positive "Friends of the Archives" partnership.

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