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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Registration now OPEN!

Registration for the Fall 2019 distance education course "Managing Plans and Drawings" is now open. Go HERE for more information about the course and links to register.

Registration: June 3 - July 26, 2019

Course duration: September 9 - November 18, 2019


2019 BC GLAM Sector Symposium

"Here and Now: Practical Ideas, Local Solutions for Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums"

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

9:00am - 3:30pm
Tynehead Room, Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, Surrey BC

Registration for this event is now open! To learn more click HERE 



Archives Association of British Columbia and ARMA Vancouver Chapter present the 2019 Joint Conference "Digital Directions"

May 2-3, 2019 @ Deloitte - 1055 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, BC V7X 1P4

Please visit the Conference page.


Workshop Announcement!

The AABC is pleased to announce a series of regional workshops "Archives 101: Archival Practice for Indigenous Organizations". For more information CLICK HERE.


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 Digital Preservation Management webcast! You can find the video here: AABC Archivists talk about Digital Preservation


Posted: June 17, 2019

Corporate Information Assistant-The Health Employers Association of BC (Vancouver, BC)-Job Posted

As a Corporate Information Assistant, you will be responsible for daily administration of electronic and hard copy records procedures, including file creation, classification, and retrievals; data entry in custom databases; preparing and processing files for digitization, retention review, or offsite storage; staff training and orientations; drafting documentation; and other records-related work.

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Posted: June 01, 2019

Archivist-Mission District Historical Society (Mission, BC)-Job Posted

The Mission District Historical Society is seeking an Archivist (3-4 week contract) for the Mission Community Archives to assist with launching the Archives new AtoM-based online descriptive database in September 2019.

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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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