The AABC is pleased to present a series of webinars in order to provide education on a range of issues and themes to support the professional development for our members and colleagues in the heritage sector. Webinars can range from 1.0 - 2.0 hours long and offer structured speaker presentation(s) followed by a moderated discussion of participant questions.
Zoom is a free software to use and does not need to be downloaded to participate in an event. However, participants may find browsing functionality is easier through the downloaded Zoom application on their computer, tablet or phone. To learn more about Zoom and user features, please visit their website.
Prices in effect as of April 1, 2022. Online payment is required at the time of registration, VISA or MasterCard only.
Access to previously recorded webinars is available. Pre-payment is required before the recording link is sent. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
The price for AABC members is $15.00 (per individual webinar recording); non-members is $30.00 (per individual webinar recording).
The following previously recorded webinars are available for viewing:
Archives 101 for Summer Students! (June 28, 2022)
Webinar description: Are you starting your summer contract working with archival records but not sure what to do? This 3.0 hour webinar will introduce participants to archival terminology, accessioning, and appraisal. Building upon these themes, participants will learn strategies for organizing legacy collections. We will also talk about best practices and standards for processing records in different formats (textual records, photographic images, audio visual media, and electronic records) and how to create a stable and secure environment to promote the long-term preservation, access, and use of archival records.
Disaster Response: Prep and Priorities
(Jan 26, 2022)
Webinar description: Preparing for a potential disaster can seem daunting and stressful, but it is even more challenging if you don't have a plan in place when a disaster actually impacts your archives. Join us for this webinar where you will learn how to identify risks to your holdings and proactive strategies on how to create safer conditions before a disaster happens. We will also talk about the importance of identifying vital records within your organization and key priorities when developing your institutional disaster response plan.
Digitization and Small Archives: Case Studies and Best Practices (Dec 7, 2021)
Webinar description: Do the words “digitization and archives” in the same sentence scare you? Join us for this webinar where we will review best practices when undertaking a digitization project. Hear from speakers who will present digitization case studies on working with VHS recordings and maps with highlights of their challenges and successes. We will also learn about the Indigitization project and the range of digitization resources that are available along with community protocols and access points that should be considered when working with and digitizing Indigenous records.
Introduction to MemoryBC (Oct 12, 2021)
Webinar description: Have you used MemoryBC before and want a refresher? Or are you brand new to it and want to learn more? Use AtoM and need a refresher? The webinar will be focused on the front end search and site categories, and then will move to the back end to look at how to add an authority record and add a draft of an archival description. The MemoryBC Coordinator will answer all your questions about using MemoryBC (and AtoM). Please join us! No technical knowledge required.
Genealogy Research Tips and Resources
(June 28, 2021)
Webinar description: Join the AABC and our panel of speakers to talk about genealogy research and resource tips! Speakers from the City of Surrey Archives, Vancouver Public Library, and Library and Archives Canada (Vancouver office) will share some of their experiences and strategies when working with researchers, popular collections for genealogy research, and tips for using LAC resources both in person and online. This webinar will support the work of archivists, historical researchers, and librarians providing assistance to the public but also for staff research.
Privacy 101: Managing Personal Information in Collections (July 29, 2020)
Webinar description: Join the AABC & BCMA for this cross-themed webinar. Cultural heritage professionals have a mandate to protect records and information, while promoting their accessibility and use. Although these two mandates seem contradictory, there are ways forward that balance privacy and access. This webinar will present an approach to managing personal information in cultural heritage collections. It will present an overview of basic privacy principles, outline factors to consider when releasing information, and describe tools that can be used to ensure personal information is released in compliance with legal and ethical considerations.
Setting Up Your Archives (July 8, 2020)
Webinar description: Join the AABC & BCMA for this cross-themed webinar presented for non-Archivists including Curators, Librarians, Records Managers and Volunteers who have been tasked to set up an Archives but don’t know where to start! This webinar will present an overview of archival principles and policy development; archival supplies that you’ll need; dealing with your backlog; storage conditions and access considerations.
ABC's of Archival Appraisal & Deaccessioning (June 15, 2020)
Webinar description: Join the AABC for a webinar on best practices for appraising archival records and the steps to deaccession records that do not meet your mandate. This webinar will also include an overview of the National Archival Appraisal Board (NAAB) program and the services they offer.
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