Archives Advisor Updates

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  • 29 Feb 2016 11:07 PM | Iona McCraith (Administrator)

    Coming soon to a website near you... this one.  A brand new page with tips, tools and an awesome poster you can download all for free, to help you promote your archives during Archives Awareness Week, April 4 to 10.

  • 04 Feb 2016 6:30 PM | Iona McCraith (Administrator)
    Save the date - Archives Awareness Week in Ontario will be celebrated April 4-10, 2016.. To help you plan an event to mark this week the Archives Association of Ontario in partnership with staff from Archives of Ontario are preparing tools, tips and guidelines, including a poster, to help you promote your archives, plan a special event, or other outreach activity during this week. Further announcements about these resources, which will be made available on the AAO website for free download, will be coming about the end of February so watch for details.

  • 13 Jan 2016 4:52 PM | Iona McCraith (Administrator)

    Now the holiday season is over don't forget to make your application for 2016 funding through DHCP.  The deadline is February 26, 2016.

    Application Guidelines, forms and all details can be found at .

  • 06 Jan 2016 12:05 PM | Iona McCraith (Administrator)

    SAA Foundation Launches Grant Program
    The SAA Foundation will begin awarding grants of $500 to $3,000 for projects that meet the mission and goals of the Foundation and the strategic priorities of SAA. Read more about the grant application process and guidelines hereDeadline for grant applications: February 1.

  • 05 Jan 2016 5:57 PM | Iona McCraith (Administrator)
    The Young Canada Works 2016 campaign is underway. Application deadline for both summer jobs and internships is January 15th, 2016.  For information:

    La campagne 2016 de Jeunesse Canada au travail est en marche. La date limite pour les demandes de projets d'été et stages est le 15 janvier 2016.  Pour information:


  • 17 Dec 2015 8:21 PM | Iona McCraith (Administrator)

    Effective January 4, 2016 the AAO Archives Advisor office hours will be changing to Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5 pm.

  • 14 Dec 2015 7:13 PM | Iona McCraith (Administrator)

    Library and Archives Canada have announced the successful recipients of Documentary Heritage Community Program funding for 2015-2016.  The deadline for applying for next funding cycle is February 26, 2016.

    Information and application forms can be found here

    under Links.

  • 02 Dec 2015 5:38 PM | Iona McCraith (Administrator)

    Exciting news from Douglas Nishimura of Image Permanence Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology.  A truely useful resource packed with everything you could want to know about caring for film collections of all types.  Check it out., funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, is a central resource for best practices in film preservation that provides guidelines for dealing with the preservation of all types and formats of film materials. It addresses the requirements for preserving black-and-white and color film and nitrate, acetate, and polyester-based film. It also addresses specific issues for motion-picture film, sheet film, still roll film, microfilm, and aerial film, as well as the management of collections containing a variety of media types (certainly the most common real-life situations encountered in the field). This approach focuses primarily on storage, condition surveys, and the development and implementation of best-fit environment-based strategies. Users can create a FREE account to evaluate their own collections and get specific guidance on next steps for best practices for film preservation.

    Sign up today at to get a free account and learn more about film.

  • 04 Nov 2015 6:59 PM | Iona McCraith (Administrator)

    Are you interested in learning about the preservation needs and challenges facing Ontario archives in caring for analog and digital media?  Then read the report on and survey responses to the survey conducted by the AAO Preservation Committee this summer.

  • 27 Oct 2015 7:40 PM | Iona McCraith (Administrator)

    Fantastic two days of discussing and practicing emergency response and salvage for archival records just completed.  Thank you to all the enthusiastic participants who attended this AAO workshop and big thanks to City of Ottawa Archives for hosting it.  It's rather fun to see how excited archivists can get at tossing documents, books, photos , AV media, etc. into tubs of water and then see if they can rescue them before they disintegrate.

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