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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2018 AABC Conference Presentations Available

We have posted presentations from the 2018 conference HERE.


AABC Greater Vancouver meet-up - tour the new Emily Carr University of Art + Design Ron Burnett Library

 Hello Records Managers, Archivists and Information Professionals

Join us for a tour of the beautiful new Emily Carr University of Art + Design campus. And/or after for some socializing at the nearby Red Truck Brewery.

Friday March 16, 2018 starting at 3:30 pm

The Library is located on the second floor of  520 East 1st Avenue. We will meet in the Special Collections Room.

Thanks to Danuta Zwierciadlowski, Electronic Resources + Archives Librarian for hosting!

Please RSVP to me so I can make a reservation at Red Truck Brewery ( 295 East 1st Avenue) we'll head over around 4:30 - feel free to join us later as your schedule allows.


Kind regards,

Cindy McLellan MAS MLIS

Archivist & Librarian, Library Services

British Columbia Institute of Technology

T: 604.456.1276 | e: cmclellan13@bcit.ca



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



Posted: May 17, 2018

Collections Management System Coordinator-University of Victoria Legacy Art Galleries (Victoria, BC)-Job Posted

Reporting to the Director and working closely with the Curator and various other gallery staff and UVic IT staff, the Collections Management System Coordinator’s primary responsibility will be to coordinate the implementation of the new Collections Management System Database which includes overseeing data migration, data standardization, development of a user guideline manual, staff and academic stakeholder training on the database, and development of database templates related to the gallery’s collection management activities.

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Posted: May 17, 2018

Information Access Analyst-Royal Jubilee Hospital (Victoria, BC)-Job Posted

Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority) is seeking an Information Access Analyst at Royal Jubilee Hospital.This full-time position requires comprehensive knowledge of applicable access and privacy regulations and legislation, and their application to records in paper and electronic mediums.

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Posted: May 17, 2018

Library Services Assistant-Collections-UBC Okanagan Campus Library (Kelowna, BC)-Job Posted

Forms a core part of the Collections Team, which is responsible for all aspects of the control of bibliographic, archival, and records holdings. Specific responsibilities include acquiring library materials, maintaining library collections (including special collections), processing gifts-in-kind, maintaining catalogue records, contributing to archival and records management, and contributing to special projects under the direction of the Archivist.

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Posted: May 07, 2018

Archivist-H.R. MacMillan Space Centre (Vancouver, BC)-Job Posted

The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is seeking a dynamic recent graduate from a recognized archives program to assist in establishing our image archives. The Space Centre has a vast collection of approximately 80,000 images taken from historic sites around the world. We are in the process of assessing our collection and establishing a contemporary archives to protect the images and make them more available.

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Posted: March 25, 2017

BC’s GLAM sector signs MOU to build capacity for learning and discovery

First among provinces, BC’s GLAM sector signs MOU to build capacity for learning and discovery Minister Peter Fassbender joins partners at Surrey City Centre Library for the historic event.

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