• January 01, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • December 30, 2022
    • 11:30 PM

    Previously Recorded AABC Webinars

    Previously recorded AABC webinars are available for viewing!

    The price for AABC members is $15.00 (per individual webinar recording); Non-members is $30.00 (per individual webinar recording).

    Available webinars include:

    Disaster Response: Prep and Priorities

    Presentation date: Jan 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). 

    • May 25, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Online via Zoom

    AABC Roundtea - Artist Archives from A to Z

    When: Wed, May 25; 12:00 - 1:30pm PST

    Registration deadline: Tues, May 24 @ 5:00pm

    Join the AABC for a Roundtea on Wed, May 25, 2022 to learn about the artist records that are found in the VIVO Media Arts Centre Archives and the UBC Museum of Anthropology Archives holdings. We are pleased to have Emily Guerrero, Archivist from the Crista Dahl Media Library and Archive, and Alissa Cherry, Research Manager from the Audrey and Harry Hawthorn Library and Archives talk about their collections.

    Bring your lunch, a mug of tea or coffee, and stay afterwards for a chat and Spring check-in with colleagues.

    This event will be presented on Zoom.

    Registration details:

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

    • June 22, 2022
    • 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM
    • Zoom online
    • 10

    The Theory and Craft of Describing Electronic Records: A Hands-On Workshop

    Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2022

    Time: 9:15 am – 12:15 pm PST

    Location: online course

    Registration deadline: June 20, 2022 (or when course full)*

    *a waitlist may be created for a second workshop offering if there is interest

    Description: Creating finding aids and catalog records for digital material that adequately express the quality, quantity, and usability of the material has been challenging for archival practitioners. Using the UC Guidelines for Born-Digital Archival Description as a foundation and jumping-off point, this workshop will address the unique set of needs inherent to digital archival material and focus on improving descriptive practices in a real-world context. Participants will become familiar with a range of techniques to improve the clarity, usefulness, and consistency of finding aids, learn how to apply these efficiently at varying levels within a collection, and gain hands-on experience translating these into practice using real-world collections. This workshop is designed to be heavily interactive. A series of hands-on exercises and activities will help participants hone their decision-making skills by providing real-life examples of collection materials and finding aids.

    Who should attend: This workshop is for anyone who is currently working with digital archival materials. The workshop will ensure that practitioners leave with the skills and resources necessary to adequately express the quality, quantity, and usability of the digital material in their collections. 

    Instructor bios:

    Shira Peltzman is the Digital Archivist for UCLA Library Special Collections where she works with stakeholders on an enterprise-wide basis to preserve and make LSC’s born-digital material accessible to the widest possible audience.

    Annalise Berdini is the Digital Archivist for Princeton University Library Special Collections, where she manages the department’s digital curation program, digital preservation system and workflows, and web archives program. She also provides reference services and is a consultant for the Princeton Preserves program.

Past events

September 17, 2021 AABC Virtual Tea and Chat

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