The AABC Archivist's Toolkit: Access and Privacy

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A Manual for Small Archives, Chapter 13: Reference Services and Public Relations Activities

Accessibility and Archives


University of Manitoba Archives Research Tutorial

University of Manitoba Rare Research : how to do primary research with rare documents

LAC Using Archives: a Practical Guide for Researchers


BC Archives Research Orientation Guide

City of Richmond Using the Reference Room

UBC Access and Use of Archival Materials: General Guidelines

City of Vancouver Archives Registering as a Researcher Guide

Nanaimo Community Archives: A User's Guide to Basic Procedures When Visiting the Archives

The Rooms (NFLD) Collection and Research forms

Old Myths in New Clothes: Expectations of Archives Users


Bill C-61 An Act to Amend the Copyright Act

Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Copyright Information for Archives and Archivists

JISC  In from the Cold: An assessment of the scope of 'Orphan Works' and its impact on the delivery of services to the public 

SAA Orphan Works: Statement of Best Practices


British Columbia

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

Personal Information Protection Act

Electronic Transactions Act

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia


Canada - Access to Information Act

Personal Information and Protection of Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada


LAC Rights Issues and Documents

Archives and Privacy in a Wired World: The Impact of the Personal Information Act (Bill C-6)on Archives

Playing Fair with the Right to Privacy

What Canadian Archivists Know about Copyright and Where They Get Their Knowledge

Canadian Copyright:  A Citizen's Guide (book review)

Resisted Access? National Security, the Access to Information Act and Queer(ing) Archives

Access Denied:  The Access to Information Act and its Effect on Public Records Creators

In Search of the Chill:  Access to Information and Record-Keeping in the Government of Canada

Access Law and Lost Records:  A Commentary on "In Search of the Chill"

InterPares 2 and the Records-Related Legislation of the European Union

Access to Information and Privacy:  The Ten Information Commandments

Access Policies Under Freedom of Information Legislation at the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia

Thinking Inside and Outside the Boxes:  Archival Reference Services at the Turn of the Century


City of Vancouver Reproduction Services

BC Archives Access and Usage

UBC Photocopying and Reproduction: Services and Fees



Alberta On Record

SFU Online Finding Aids to Archival Holdings

UVic Historical Photograph Collection

UBC Archival Resources

City of Vancouver Archives Search Everything!

SEE ALSO:  Database software and Networks


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Infographic on image manipulation and how to avoid copyright infringementlooks at the legalities involved in image manipulation, mainly focusing on US law but also reviewing laws around the world. It looks at how these laws are interpreted by different people and shares some example cases.

Providing Reference Services for Archives and Manuscripts (Archival Fundamentals Series II) /  Mary Jo Pugh (Society of American Archivists, 2005)

Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators: Creative Strategies and Practical Solutions / Kenneth Crews (Ottawa: Canadian Library Association, 2005, 2nd ed)

Demystifying Copyright: A Researcher's Guide to Copyright in Canadian Libraries and Archives / Jean Dryden (Ottawa: Canadian Library Association, 2002)

Staff Guide to Copyright (National Archives of Canada, 1999)

Reference Services for Archives and Manuscripts / Laura B. Cohen (ed) (USA: Routledge, 1997)

Without Consent: The Ethics of Disclosing Personal Information in Public Archives / Heather MacNeil (Society of American Archivists and Scarecrow Press Inc., 1992)

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