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: August 20, 2019

Archiviste-l’Association historique francophone de Victoria (Victoria, BC)-Job Posted

Vous souhaitez participer à la sauvegarde des archives de l’histoire des francophones de Victoria (C.-B)? Vous aimez travailler seul(e) tout en contribuant à la vie communautaire francophone dans la capitale de la Colombie-Britannique? L’association historique francophone de Victoria (AHFV) a un contrat pour vous!

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Posted: August 20, 2019

Records Analyst-City of Richmond (Richmond, BC)-Job Posted

The City of Richmond is currently looking to hire a Temporary Full-Time Records Analyst to join the Records and Archives Team of the City Clerk’s Office. Reporting directly to the Manager of Records and Information, the Records Analyst works in two different locations performing complex analytical work in the City’s integrated records and archives management program, a program which is governed by the City’s Corporate Records Management Program Bylaw 7400. This position involves diverse responsibilities in a dynamic professional environment requiring a well-balanced suite of skills involving both theory and practical application.

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Posted: August 09, 2019

Records and Information Analyst & Taxonomist-BC Hydro (Burnaby, BC)-Job Posted

BC Hydro is looking for a consultant to fulfill the role of a Records and Information Analyst /Taxonomist. The consultant shall provide consulting services related to reviewing and instituting taxonomy / file structure for the Joint Use department in the Interconnections and Shared Assets group.

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Posted: August 09, 2019

Collections Assistant-Oliver and District Heritage Society (Oliver, BC)-Job Posted

The Oliver and District Heritage Society is looking for a Collections Assistant, who will be supported by staff, and engaged in organizing and preserving our artifact collection, improving storage, updating database entries, improving artifact record-keeping as part of our Collections Management plan, and developing public programming.

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Posted: July 31, 2019

Senior Records Management Specialist- Mitacs (Vancouver, BC)-Job Posted

Reporting to the Manager, Governance and Administration Services, the Records Management Specialist is responsible for implementing the Records Management Program and ensures that corporate records, in all formats, are managed throughout their entire lifecycle – from creation and preservation through to disposition. As our Records Management Specialist, you will play a key role in ensuring the record management program is consistent with and meets our legislative and business requirements related to all information assets (including confidential, sensitive, and personal information) by providing guidance and support to all Departments.

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Posted: July 31, 2019

Archivist- UBC Library (Vancouver, BC)-Job Posted

Working with the Acting University Archivist, the Term Archivist is responsible for the organization and description of materials in the Archives' holdings, disseminates information about the value and uses of the archival records in the administration of the University and to historical research, and participates in other records-related activities as appropriate. The Term Archivist supervises staff and student workers as required; participates in library and campus committees, professional organizations, and the University community; and provides general reference services.

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