The Assistant provided in person training and workshops on how to use Archeion for these members in their institutions. The Assistant was also able to provide presentations on the benefits of using Archeion to three non-AAO members as well. All of these institutions were excited about Archeion, and they are hopefully joining us in 2017.
The Archeion Assistant, Lisa Snider, traveled around Ontario from October 2016 to March 2017. She visited 42 institutions, and 134 people attended the sessions. As well, there was one virtual session with 1 participant.
The trainees ranged from trained archivists, librarians, museum personnel and IT staff to volunteers, interns, etc. who have no formal training in any of these areas.
The institutions varied in size, from the largest archives in the province to small archives in people’s homes. The type of institution also varied, and they included: archives, museums, libraries, historical societies, foundations, corporate, municipal, religious, university, college, provincial and private organizations.
The training and workshops were provided to people all over the province, and included places such as Delhi, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Gravenhurst, Delaware, Goderich, St. Catharines, Sault St. Marie, Ottawa, Lanark, Vaughan, York, North York, Toronto, Hearst, Hamilton, Port Hope, Napanee, Dundas and Kitchener.
Lisa would like to thank the institutions she visited for their time and enthusiasm!
Here is a list of institutions Lisa visited:
We wish to thank the Government of Canada for this special DHCP funding that allowed the Archeion Assistant to travel around Ontario.
The DHCP grant ended in March 2017. However, the Archeion Coordinator is available to provide help, advice and virtual and in person training, along with any other questions you may have about participating in Ontario's Archival Information Network.