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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Archives Association of British Columbia and ARMA Vancouver Island Chapter present the 2020 Joint Conference "Creative by Nature"

May 7-8, 2020 @Royal Roads University, 2005 Sooke Road, Victoria BC 

The Conference Committee is now seeking proposals on the topic of “Creative by Nature”, exploring the creativity and innovation that archivists and records managers must bring to a rapidly changing world.

Proposals are due March 8, 2020.

Please visit the Conference page for more information.



Workshop Announcement: CCI "Digital Preservation"

May 27-28, 2020 @Museum at Campbell River, 470 Island Hwy, Campbell River BC 

The AABC is pleased to partner with the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) to bring you their dynamic 2-day Digital Preservation workshop. This workshop outlines best practices for preserving digital information. Topics covered include appropriate selection criteria for physical carriers as well as tools for taking stock of existing digital assets and for developing digital preservation policies, plans and procedures. Software and hardware solutions for digital preservation in small to medium-sized heritage institutions will be recommended. More information about the workshop content can be found here.

Registration details will be posted shortly.


Registration now OPEN: Introduction to Archival Practice distance education course

Registration is now open for the "Introduction to Archival Practice" distance education course. 

Using Laura Millar's award-winning publication Archives: Principles and Practices, students will be introduced to archival terminology & theory, best practices for managing archival records, copyright & privacy, ethics, and preserving electronic records. This course will benefit those who are new to archives, as well as staff or volunteers working in libraries, museums, records management, local government, administration, art galleries or non-profit institutions that have archival records in their holdings and would like to learn more about them.

Registration: Feb 3 - March 16, 2020

Course duration: April 20 - June 29, 2020

Course fee: AABC members: $350.00 (CAD); non-members ($500.00 (CAD) plus the cost of the course textbook.

GO HERE for more information and to register online. 


Posted: February 10, 2020

Records Management Co-op Student-City of Abbotsford (Abbotsford, BC)-Job Posted

The City of Abbotsford’s Legislative Services Division is seeking a hard-working, self-motivated Co-op Student for a four month Records Management Co-op position from May to August 2020. In this role you will be exposed to the City’s Electronic, Document, Archival and Retrieval (CEDAR) system, support the Legislative Services team with a number of projects and assist in improving customer service to the general public, staff and City legal counsel.

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Posted: January 26, 2020

CEO-The Galt Museum & Archives (Lethbridge AB)-Job Posted

The Galt Museum &Archives is the dedicated preserver and educator of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta’s history, and they are looking for their next CEO.

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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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