Previously Recorded AABC Webinars
Previously recorded AABC webinars are available for viewing.
The price for AABC members is $20.00 (per individual webinar recording); Non-members is $35.00 (per individual webinar recording).
Available webinars include:
Telling Our Community Stories through Private Records
Presentation date: February 12, 2024
Webinar description: Join us for this webinar where will discuss what it means to acquire, preserve, and use private records from your community. The webinar will include discussion about working with donors and setting expectations, a review of Deed of Gift forms and related policies, providing access, and strategies for building your local archives profile. We will be joined by Sonia Nicholson, Archivist from the Log Cabin Museum and Archives on the Saanich Peninsula, to talk about her role in working with donors and fostering community relationships.
The Lone Arranger: Practical Approaches to Arrangement
Presentation date: November 16, 2023
Webinar description: Join us for this webinar where we will walk through a key stage of processing records: archival arrangement. Participants will learn how to arrange records based on best practices and the theoretical framework of respect des fonds. But a box of archival records is not always a straightforward (!) so the webinar will introduce practical strategies for approaching records when original order and provenance is unknown. A review of processing supplies, workflow, discussion of the “more product, less processing” concept, and arrangement examples will be evaluated.
A+: Teaching with Primary Sources from the Archives
Presentation date: February 15, 2023
Webinar description: As archival practitioners, we find ourselves surrounded by records on a daily basis that contain fantastic stories, mysteries, drama and the mundane…all forming part of our collective identity and history. Sharing these records with the public is one of the reasons why we open our doors to researchers and engage in different types of outreach. Using records themselves as a teaching tool for students offers a renewed interest and focus on the work we do behind the scenes. Join us for this webinar as we discuss the “who, what, where, when, why, how” of teaching with primary sources. We will also hear from Emily Lonie who will share her experiences with using the archives to teach while working at the City of Coquitlam Archives.
Creating Archival Exhibits
Presentation date: October 25, 2022
Webinar description: Join the AABC to learn about creating effective and engaging exhibits using treasures from your archival holdings! In this webinar we will discuss the steps for designing an exhibit, consider the use of displaying reproductions vs original records, and review best practices for mounting and providing a secure environment for textual records and photographs. Participants will also hear from Krisztina Laszlo who will share her experience preparing the exhibit “Past Purrrrfect: Cats in the Collection” for Rare Books and Special Collections, UBC Library.
Archives 101 for Summer Students!
Presentation date: 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
Presentation date: January 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. Presenter: Lisa Glandt, AABC EAS Coordinator.
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).