Last CCA Webinars for May 2015

20 May 2015 12:26 PM | Iona McCraith (Administrator)
Seats are still available for the following webinars scheduled for the last week of May 2015.   Canadian Council of Archives (CCA) Webinars are practical, interactive and instructed by leading experts within each subject field.

This interactive 90-minute webinar is available:
*   May 28, 2015 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT ($165 plus HST)

This interactive 90-minute webinar is available:
*   May 26, 2015 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT ($165 plus HST)

Discounts and additional fees:
Receive a 10% discount when the same person registers for 2 or more webinars.
$25 for each additional person attending from your organization (conditions apply).


Archival appraisal is the foundation for building collections of long-term historical value. Careful selection of material for permanent retention ensures that institutional resources support only those holdings that meet acquisition criteria and contribute to the documentary heritage. Decisions leading to what is kept have immense consequences for how histories are written, and lie at the heart of archival professional practice.
The Canadian Council of Archives webinar on Archival Appraisal will provide an introduction to appraisal strategies and the elements of an archival appraisal report. As archivists, our decisions are informed by the principles and tools of current practice. The archival appraisal report not only records what informed the selection process, but also leaves an essential trace of what was eliminated so that future generations of researchers can judge those decisions. This webinar also compliments the content of the NAAB Bootcamp.

Instructor: Theresa Rowat
Working over 30 years in heritage and culture, Theresa brings specialized expertise in archival collections with a focus on visual and media holdings.

Social media offers amazing opportunities for archives and archivists to engage with the wider world in exciting (and occasionally surprising) new ways. Just as we have learned to embrace digital space as an extension of physical space, we can think of social media as a way to expand connections not only to our users but to other institutions and professionals as well. Social media also happens to be a lot of fun and lends itself well to learning-by-doing; the biggest challenge is often getting started!
The CCA Webinar on Social Media for Archives will introduce several social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, and the nebulous and hilariously-named “Blogosphere”) as well as strategies and approaches to using these platforms in an archival context. Examples of heritage institutions and individuals that are currently making good use of social media will be included — this is an area where we can learn a lot from our colleagues.

Instructor: Myron Groover
Myron is Archives and Rare Books Librarian at McMaster University. He has made extensive use of social media in numerous advocacy efforts (and for his own edification and delight). Prior to his current job, he was often heard to say that “Twitter IS my professional development budget”.

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