• January 01, 2021
    • 10:00 AM
    • December 31, 2021
    • 11:30 PM

    Non-member Access to Previously Recorded AABC Webinars

    Non-members may access previously recorded AABC webinars for $15.00 (per individual webinar recording).

    Available webinars include:

    Genealogy Research Tips and Resources 

    Presentation date: 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. Presenters include Suzanne Sulzberger, Library and Archives Canada, Regional Archival Program, Vancouver Office; Stacey Gilkinson, City of Surrey Archives; and Grace Hama, Genealogy Team Lead, Vancouver Public Library.

    Privacy 101: Managing Personal Information in Collections 

    Presentation date: July 29, 2020

    Webinar description: 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 1 hour 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. Presenter: Alexandra Wieland, Information and Privacy Archivist, SFU Archives.

    Setting Up Your Archives

    Presentation date: July 8, 2020

    Webinar description: This webinar is 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 1.5 hour webinar will present an overview of archival principles and policy development; basic archival supplies that you’ll need; steps to complete a successful global collection assessment (aka how to prioritize dealing those boxes filled with stuff); storage conditions and access considerations. Presenter: Lisa Glandt, AABC EAS Coordinator.

    ABC's of Archival Appraisal and Deaccessioning 

    Presentation date: 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 1.5 hour webinar will also include an overview of the National Archival Appraisal Board (NAAB) program and the services they offer. Presenters include Lisa Glandt, AABC EAS Coordinator and Melanie Hardbattle, NAAB Regional Coordinator for BC and Northern Canada.

    Introduction to MemoryBC 

    Presentation date: April 30, 2020

    Webinar description: Have you used MemoryBC before and want a refresher? Or are brand new to it and want to learn more? Use AtoM and need a refresher? Lisa Snider, the AABC MemoryBC Coordinator, will be presenting this two hour workshop via Zoom will go over all the basics. The first hour will be focused on the search, categories, clip board and use of MemoryBC by archivists and researchers. Then the second hour will show you how to log in, add an authority record and add a draft of an archival description. We will also discuss digital objects, bulk uploads, taxonomies, etc., and the MemoryBC Coordinator will answer all your questions about using MemoryBC (and AtoM). 

    • December 07, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom

    Webinar: Digitization and Small Archives: Case Studies and Best Practices

    When: December 7, 2021; 10:00am - 12:00pm PST

    Registration deadline: Dec 6, 2021 @ 5:00pm

    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. We will hear from speakers Kat Louro (Carrier Sekani Tribal Council Archives) and Mandy Kilsby and Tom Dombowsky (Barkerville Historic Town & Park) who will present digitization case studies with highlights of their challenges and successes and learn from the unexpected stumbling blocks they experienced. Kayla Larson will also be speaking on 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.

    Registration details:

    AABC members: Free

    Non-members: $15.00

    • January 10, 2022
    • March 21, 2022
    • Distance Education

    Introduction to Archival Preservation

    Course duration: January 10 - March 21, 2022

    Registration: October 1 - November 30, 2021

    Using the textbook Preserving Archives and Manuscripts students will be introduced to archival preservation in seven modules. The textbook will be supplemented with articles, survey tools and condition reporting assessments available on the Internet.

    Topics for the modules include:

    Module 1.    Basic concepts and terminology in archival preservation

    Module 2.    Basic material science of paper records and photographs

    Module 3.    Basic material science of machine readable records and electronic media

    Module 4.    Concepts for understanding design requirements for archives buildings and storage environments

    Module 5.    The exhibition of archival records

    Module 6.    Basics of emergency planning

    Module 7.    Preservation management planning

    Students will also receive, by electronic mail, a self-study guide which includes instructions, supplementary reading (where applicable), self-study questions, and in most modules, a practical project. The self-study questions and projects will be submitted to the Instructor for evaluation. Upon completing all the projects within the allotted time, students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

    Students can expect to work about 10-12 hours per week on readings and assignments for the duration of the course.

    Instructor: Lisa Glandt, AABC Education and Advisory Services Coordinator

    Cost: AABC members $350.00 (CAD) / Non-member $500.00 (CAD); plus the cost of the course textbook

    Textbook: Mary Lynn Ritzenthaler. Preserving Archives and Manuscripts (SAA, 2010).

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