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  • 04 Feb 2015 5:26 PM | Iona McCraith (Administrator)
    New Publication Provides Disaster Mitigation Framework
    Awareness and education are crucial to mitigating damage and loss. Mitigation for Memory: A Disaster Mitigation Framework for Cultural Resources—published December 2014 and developed in cooperation with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Archives—outlines low-cost or no-cost activities that will substantially reduce risks to cultural collections.Free download.


  • 30 Jan 2015 4:14 PM | Iona McCraith (Administrator)
    Webinars are practical, interactive and instructed by leading experts within each subject field. This list includes two dates for  new webinar on social media and  a new date for CCA's Copyright Webinar.

    SOCIAL MEDIA AND ARCHIVES WEBINAR **** NEW ****
    This interactive 90-minute webinar is available:
    *   February 9, 2015 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm EST ($165 plus HST)
    *   February 18, 2015 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm EST ($165 plus HST)

    ARCHIVAL APPRAISAL WEBINAR
    This interactive 90-minute webinar is available:
    *   February 24, 2015 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm EST ($165 plus HST)

    COPYRIGHT UPDATE WEBINAR: BILL C-11 & HOW IT AFFECTS YOUR ARCHIVES
    This interactive 90-minute webinar is available:
    *   February 17, 2015 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm EST

    NAAB BOOTCAMP (Monetary appraisal)  *** Temporary Price Discount ***
    Each Bootcamp includes three (3) consecutive 90-minute webinar and is available:
    *   NAAB Bootcamp - February 19, 26 and March 5, 2015 from 12:00 to 1:30pm EST
    Bootcamp Registration: Primary Registration $445.00 plus HST (30% New Year Discount from the $635.00 normally charged).

    PRESERVE AND PROTECT: ARCHIVES SECURITY WEBINAR
    This interactive 90-minute webinar is available:
    *   February 25, 2015 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm EST ($165 plus HST)
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    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 and excludes NAAB Bootcamp).
    Secondary registration for NAAB Bootcamp is $87.50 plus HST (normally $125 less 30% New Year Discount).  Extra computer  and telephone access points are available for a fee of $20 each.

    TO REGISTER PLEASE VISIT: www.cdncouncilarchives.ca/webinars.html
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  • 30 Jan 2015 9:00 AM | Iona McCraith (Administrator)

    This series of free webinars will provide practical guidelines for the implementation of sustainable energy management practices in collecting institutions. Presentations are designed to enable collections care, facility management and administrative staff in cultural institutions to work together to achieve an optimal preservation environment—one that combines the best possible preservation of collections with the least possible consumption of energy, and is sustainable over time.

    Each of the nine webinars will focus on a particular topic, designed to appeal to a range of participants. The earlier presentations are designed for individuals who are new to the subject or need a refresher course. Later presentations are for individuals with more extensive knowledge and those more deeply involved with environmental analysis and management of HVAC systems.

    Webinars will be presented by IPI staff unless noted otherwise. Each webinar will be presented on a Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:30 U.S. Eastern Standard Time. Register for one or more webinars at: http://www.ipisustainability.org/webinar-registration/

    First one is February 11, 2015 (Beginner / Moderate Level)  Register now!

    Introduction to Sustainable Practices in Environmental Management

    • Sustainable Preservation Practices—Balancing Collection Preservation and Energy ReductionThe Evolution of New Standards and Recent Research
    • Deterioration Basics—Major Types of Decay and their Relationship to Heat and Moisture
    • When to Start Worrying—Environmental Extremes and Material Vulnerabilities
    • Understand and Control Inappropriate Levels of Heat and Moisture
      • Outdoor Climate
      • Building Envelope
      • HVAC System
    • Two Approaches—Enclosures & Equilibration and Systems


  • 21 Jan 2015 5:52 PM | Iona McCraith (Administrator)

    The newsletter helps readers keep current with the latest news, events, trends, initiatives, guidance and tools in information management; libraries and archives.

     

    Here is a link to the newsletter Home Page in English and French. The January 2015 issue has just been released.

     

    http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/services/government-information-resources/information-management/Pages/governance-recordkeeping-newsletter.aspx

     

    http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/fra/services/gestion-ressources-documentaires-gouvernement/gestion-information/Pages/bulletin-gouvernance-tenue-documents.aspx

     

     

    For those who are interested in receiving this free online newsletter please send an e-mail to Stephen Gerley  at LIbrary and Archives Canada and you will be added  to their distribution list. stephen.gerley@bac-lac.gc.ca  

     



     


  • 20 Jan 2015 6:56 PM | Iona McCraith (Administrator)
    Archival institutions are now able to apply online for both summer projects and internships via the YCW official web site.  Internships can be for recent graduates  as well as returning students and can be for longer term than summer jobs.  Take advantage of this excellent opportunity for financial assistance to complete special projects in your archives.

    For more information, please visit the CCA web site (www.cdncouncilarchives.ca/YCW.html) and the YCW website (www.youngcanadaworks.ca/index-eng.cfm) where you will find the links for the program's Guidelines and application forms.

    IMPORTANT: The application deadline for both the summer projects and the internships is February 2, 2015.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Louise Charlebois (lcharlebois@archivescanada.ca) or Isabelle Alain (ialain@archivescanada.ca).


  • 07 Jan 2015 12:04 PM | Iona McCraith (Administrator)

    The following courses may be on interest.  See Northeast Document Conservation Center for details and registration.  

    https://www.nedcc.org/preservation-training/training-calendar/


    UPCOMING January and February Webinars:

    Caring for Paper-Based Collections
    January 20

    Creating Access to Your Collections
    January 27

    Exhibiting Your Collections
    February 10

    Caring for Oversize Paper Artifacts
    February 17

    Caring for Scrapbooks
    February 24

    Writing Your NEH Preservation Assistance Grant (Free)
    February 25

    Spring sessions include new webinars on digital topics as well as caring for photographs, and emergency preparedness. 

    Visit the TRAINING CALENDAR for Complete Details


    Register now - this course is not offered again until 2016!

    Preservation 101
    Preservation Basics for Analog and Digital Collections
    The Online Course – Ten Sessions
    February 12 – June 18, 2015
    $650 ($500 Students)

    The Preservation 101 course provides a foundation for effective collections stewardship, prepares participants to complete a preservation needs assessment, and provides structured guidance on developing an institutional disaster plan. Participants interact with their cohorts and the course instructor through the online classroom and live chat during each webinar.

    Who Should Attend?
    Staff of cultural institutions, government record keepers, or corporate archivists who have taken on a preservation role; who are prioritizing preservation activities; or who are advocating for larger preservation projects. Students are welcome!

    Visit PRESERVATION 101 for Complete Details

  • 19 Dec 2014 3:38 PM | Iona McCraith (Administrator)

    "…the greatest gift you can give archivists and librarians is the opportunity to share physically and virtually the knowledge found in their collections and holdings." Maarja Krusten

     “Of all our national assets, Archives are the most precious; they are the gift of one generation to another and the extent of our care of them marks the extent of our civilization.” Arthur G. Doughty

    SEASONS GREETINGS TO ALL AND A HAPPY  ARCHIVAL 2015 !!

  • 03 Dec 2014 5:06 PM | Iona McCraith (Administrator)

    The Canadian Council of Archives is pleased to announce that the 2015 campaign for the program Young Canada Works (YCW) in Heritage Organizations has been launched. Archival institutions are now able to apply online for both summer projects and internships via the YCW official web site.  Internships can be for recent graduates  as well as returning students and can be for longer term than summer jobs.  So take advantage of this excellent opportunity for financial assistance to complete special projects in your archives.

    For more information, please visit the CCA web site (www.cdncouncilarchives.ca/YCW.html) and the YCW website (www.youngcanadaworks.ca/index-eng.cfm) where you will find the links for the program's Guidelines and application forms.

    IMPORTANT: The application deadline for both the summer projects and the internships is February 2, 2015.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Louise Charlebois (lcharlebois@archivescanada.ca) or Isabelle Alain (ialain@archivescanada.ca).


    Louise Charlebois
    Program Manager, YCW and Volunteer Coordinator/
    Gestionnaire de programmes, JCT et Coordonnatrice des bénévoles
    Canadian Council of Archives/Conseil canadien des archives
    130 Albert, Suite 1201
    Ottawa, ON   K1P 5G4
    Tel/tél:613.565.1222 # 108
    Toll free/Sans frais: 1.866.254.1403
    Fax/télécopieur: 613.565.5445

  • 25 Nov 2014 4:40 PM | Iona McCraith (Administrator)

    The following announcement just came out and should interest many of you.

    " As of this morning, the fall 2014 Report of the Auditor General of Canada is available online at: http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/English/parl_lpy_e_39214.html. Chapter 7, entitled Documentary Heritage of the Government of Canada is focused on Library and Archives Canada (LAC). LAC accepts the four recommendations made by the Auditor General."

    "Actions have already been undertaken to address issues raised in the report regarding records disposition authorities and backlog reduction, as well as LAC's ongoing work to increase digital capacity and become a trusted digital repository. LAC is also working with other Government of Canada departments and agencies to assess the increasing quantity of digital records that they will transfer to LAC in the coming years."

    "Moving forward, LAC will keep stakeholders apprised of its work to respond to the recommendations of the Auditor General."

    Hilary Morgan
    Directrice, Relations avec les intervenants et affaires internationales
    Bibliothèque et Archives Canada / Gouvernement du Canada
    hilary.morgan@bac-lac.gc.ca / Tél : 613-894-4087

    Director, Stakeholder Relations and International Affairs
    Library and Archives Canada / Government of Canada
    hilary.morgan@bac-lac.gc.ca<mailto:hilary.morgan@bac-lac.gc.ca>  / Tel: 613-894-4087

  • 20 Nov 2014 5:23 PM | Iona McCraith (Administrator)

    Here's a link to a great little video from Manitoba conservator Jane Dalley on how to make inexpensive but good archival storage boxes.  If you have a little time and less money you will find these easy instructions for making your own collection storage boxes very useful.   The music sound track is delightful also.  Take a look and listen at  http://youtu.be/NV1yDGZA0Uc  

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