• 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). 

    • October 06, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Online via Zoom

    Roundtable: Volunteers & Archives

    When: October 6, 2021; 10:00 - 11:30am PST

    Registration deadline: Oct 5, 2021 @ 5:00pm

    Join your AABC colleagues from small & medium-sized archival organizations as they share their experience managing volunteer programs. Together we will talk about strategies for recruiting volunteers, training tips, and how to foster a meaningful experience for both the archives & volunteer. 

    Registration details:

    While this event is free, participants are required to pre-register.

    • October 12, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Online via Zoom

    Webinar: Introduction to MemoryBC

    When: October 12, 2021; 10:00 - 11:30am PST

    Registration deadline: Oct 11, 2021 @ 5:00pm

    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? Lisa Snider, the AABC MemoryBC Coordinator, will be presenting this 1.5 hour virtual workshop that will cover the basics.

    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.

    Lisa Snider has worked with AtoM since 2010. Since 2016, she has been the Archives Association of British Columbia MemoryBC Coordinator and Archives Association of Ontario Archeion Coordinator. She has also been the Interim Archives Advisor and MemoryNS Coordinator, and is the current MemoryNS Coordinator for the Council of Nova Scotia Archives.

    Registration details:

    AABC members: Free

    Non-members: $15.00

    • October 26, 2021
    • October 27, 2021
    • Online via Zoom

    2021 AABC & YCA Joint Conference

    Join the Archives Association of British Columbia (AABC) & Yukon Council of Archives (YCA) for the joint conference "We Walk Many Paths: Archival Journeys in BC, Yukon and Beyond". This is a 2 day conference that will be held online.

    • Registration: Pre-conference Workshop (October 22 & 25, 2021)

    "Archives 101: Archival Practice for Indigenous Organizations"

    Rate: AABC & YCA members: $150.00

    Non-members: $180.00

    Registration deadline: Monday, October 18, 2021

    • Conference Registration (October 26 & 27, 2021)

    Rate: $10.00 (registration for 2 days, all participants)

    Conference registration deadline: Friday, October 22, 2021

    All registration fees are in Canadian (CAD) dollars. Your registration payment can be completed online using our secure payment system (VISA or Mastercard only). Please note that once you have started your registration process, it will time-out after 15 minutes and cancel your registration if online payment is not completed. 

Past events

September 17, 2021 AABC Virtual Tea and Chat

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