2010 Archives Week

Welcome to 2010 Archives Week!

This year Archives Week takes place from Sunday, November 14th to Saturday, November 20th. Archives Week traditionally falls on the week of November 19th, Douglas Day, when the Crown colony of British Columbia was established by its first governor, Sir James Douglas, in 1858.

This year the AABC is celebrating collaboration in the archival, heritage and information communities and beyond. This year's theme for Archives Week is a reminder to our community to seek out new partnerships, innovative ways to leverage resources, and creative ideas to publicize collections, exhibitions, and events. In our interconnected world this is the best way to serve our key audiences and build new ones.

If you are launching a new exhibit, making new collections available online, or have an event taking place in November, please feel free to email us the relevant information to include on our Archives Week web site.

2010 Poster

Suggested Ways to Celebrate Archives Week

Visit an online exhibit

The University of Victoria Libraries and the University Archives just announced their newest digital exhibit: Curious Lives, Harmonious Gardens: The Peggy and Nicholas Abkhazi Archives: http://library.uvic.ca/site/lib/dig/abkhazi.html

The Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History just announced their newest online exhibit Changes Upstream: Along the Kootenay River. The site features a collection of Stanley G. Triggs photographs of the area now known as Lake Koocanusa located on the Kootenay River. http://www.touchstonesnelson.ca/exhibitions/triggs

Check out an online collection

The Campbell River Museum's collections were recently digitized and just became available online: http://gallery.crmuseum.ca/

Visit MemoryBC

You may also visit MemoryBC to check out the latest archival descriptions that have become available online such as: the Victoria Rape/Assault Centre fonds from UVIC, the Seidelman Family fonds from the Jewish Museum and Archives of British Columbia, and the Gadwin Heights United Church fonds from the United Church of Canada BC Conference Archives. http://www.memorybc.ca/;informationobject/browse

Make a donation to the AABC's MAS Scholarship funds

Please go to the SLAIS scholarship page for:

The Mary Ann Pylypchuk Memorial Prize:

The Willard Ireland Prize:

You may also donate to the AABC.

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