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  • 29 Sep 2014 9:00 AM | Iona McCraith (Administrator)

     Are you an AAO Institutional Member? Are you interested in monitoring the temperature and relative humidity in your archives? Then the AAO Environmental Monitor Loan Program is for you. A complementary loan of a data logger for a few months can help you learn more about environmental conditions in your archives storage. The AAO data loggers have recently been updated to newest operating system and software program. To request a loan or for more information on this service contact the Archives Advisor at archivesadvisor@aao-archivists.ca

  • 29 Sep 2014 9:00 AM | Iona McCraith (Administrator)

     Webinars presented by CCA - Fall 2014

    Archival Appraisal Webinar
    October 23, 2014
    November 6, 2014

    Copyright Webinar: Recent Changes in Canadian Copyright Legislation & How it Affects Your Archives
    October 22, 2014

    NAAB Bootcamp (Monetary Appraisal)
    September 24, October 1 and October 8, 2014
    November 13, 20 and 27, 2014

    Preserve and Protect: Archives Security Webinar
    October 9, 2014
    November 12, 2014

  • 26 Sep 2014 3:50 PM | Iona McCraith (Administrator)

    Please join the USA Council of State Archivists (CoSA) in celebrating Electronic Records Day on October 10, 2014. Now in its third year, E-records Day is an opportunity to share information about what you are doing to manage your digital resources and to enlist help in preserving electronic records. This day is designed to raise awareness among  government agencies, the general public, related professional organizations, and other stakeholders about the crucial role electronic records play in their world.

    To assist you in this endeavor the CoSA State Electronic Records Initiative's Advocacy and Awareness Subcommittee has developed several informational resources which can be found below. You are also encouraged to share your own resources and information with the public or other archival stakeholders in your community.

    • Spread the word through social media channels.
    • Do a special post on your blog.
    • Engage the public in a presentation on risks to digital content.
    • Start a dialog with other entities in your area that work with e-records on a daily basis.
    • Host a workshop on good digital preservation practices.

    http://www.statearchivists.org/seri/ElectronicRecordsDay_Materials.htm

    The purpose is to raise community awareness of digital records, and of the need to manage and preserve them. After the day AAO would love to hear about what you did to promote e-records awareness. Help make this year the most successful E-records Day yet!

  • 26 Sep 2014 2:22 PM | Iona McCraith (Administrator)

    I am pleased to announce we now have several new members on the AAO preservation Committee, who met recently for  the first time to plan projects for the next few months.  To see the list of talented people on this committee, Chaired by Anne Daniel, click on About Us - Committees - Preservation Committee.

    One planned project is a needs assessment of AAO member capacity to deal with analog and digital "at risk media".  Another longer on-going project will be a review, revision and enhancement of  archival and preservation information in the Resources section of the website.

    Stay tuned here for future updates on these initiatives.

     

     

  • 04 Jan 2014 9:22 PM | Danielle Robichaud

    Representatives from l'Association des Archivistes du Quebec (AAQ), the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA), and the Canadian Council of Archives (CCA) as well as Ian E. Wilson, the former Librarian and Archivist of Canada, have planned a special Canadian Archives Summit: Towards a New Blueprint for Canada's Recorded Memory at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, 8:30 to 5:00, on Friday, January 17, 2014.

    The Summit is intended to provide the Canadian archival community an opportunity to consider its future and envision how Canada's documentary heritage remains a valued part of Canada's knowledge infrastructure. The Canadian Archives Summit: Towards a New Blueprint for Canada's Recorded Memory will be a national, interactive discussion.

  • 29 Oct 2013 10:07 PM | Danielle Robichaud

    The Canadian Council of Archives (CCA), in partnership with the National Archival Appraisal Board (NAAB), is proud to announce the new 3-session webinar series NAAB Bootcamp (disponible en anglais seulement).

    Monetary appraisal is a key element of archival donor relations and collections development, but how is monetary appraisal done? How should your institution prepare for monetary appraisal of a fonds/collection? How is fair market value determined when archival materials are unique by definition, and few sales records are available from auctions, used book stores, or price guides?

    NAAB appraisers provide a professional opinion of value for various reasons. The NAAB Bootcamp has been designed specifically for highly motivated people seeking: to learn more about monetary appraisal; to help institutions acquire donations of cultural property as gifts in kind; and to work effectively with donors. Please join us, from the comfort of your own office or boardroom, to learn the essentials of monetary appraisal . This webinar series offers a combination of theory, practical skills and tools shared by an experienced NAAB appraiser. You will also take an active part in an exercise using appraisal examples.

    Four offerings of NAAB Bootcamps have been scheduled for Fall 2013. Each Bootcamp consists of three (3) sessions. Please note, session content as outlined may be subject to minor adjustments.

    NAAB Bootcamp 1 – Thursdays at 1pm EDT:

    • September 12: Legal and fiscal context of appraisal, Appraisal Assumptions, Values and Fair Market Value of Archival Documents
    • September 19: Methodology, Media and Technology, Relationships to Archival Appraisal, Cultural Property Appraisal Guidelines, Preparation before an Appraisal
    • September 26: Appraisal Reports, Development of Archives Policy and Procedures for Monetary Appraisal, Appraisal Examples/Exercise

    NAAB Bootcamp 2 – Fridays at 12pm EDT:

    • September 13: Legal and fiscal context of appraisal, Appraisal Assumptions, Values and Fair Market Value of Archival Documents
    • September 20: Methodology, Media and Technology, Relationships to Archival Appraisal, Cultural Property Appraisal Guidelines, Preparation before an Appraisal
    • September 27: Appraisal Reports, Development of Archives Policy and Procedures for Monetary Appraisal, Appraisal Examples/Exercise

    NAAB Bootcamp 3 – Tuesdays at 12pm EDT:

    • October 8: Legal and fiscal context of appraisal, Appraisal Assumptions, Values and Fair Market Value of Archival Documents
    • October 15: Methodology, Media and Technology, Relationships to Archival Appraisal Cultural Property Appraisal Guidelines, Preparation before an Appraisal
    • October 22: Appraisal Reports, Development of Archives Policy and Procedures for Monetary Appraisal, Appraisal Examples/Exercise

    NAAB Bootcamp 4 – Wednesdays at 1pm EDT:

    • October 9: Legal and fiscal context of appraisal, Appraisal Assumptions, Values and Fair Market Value of Archival Documents
    • October 16: Methodology, Media and Technology, Relationships to Archival Appraisal, Cultural Property Appraisal Guidelines, Preparation before an Appraisal
    • October 23: Appraisal Reports, Development of Archives Policy and Procedures for Monetary Appraisal, Appraisal Examples/Exercise

    Price: $635.00 plus GST per Bootcamp (Primary registration)

    Secondary registration price: $135

    Early bird discount: A 10% discount applies to full registrations paid by September 6, 2013

    We are looking forward to introducing you to the world of monetary appraisal!

    To register please visit: http://www.cdncouncilarchives.ca/webinars.html

    Note:

    • Registration is for ONE (1) individual to participate in ONE (1) Bootcamp which consists of 3 (three) consecutive/weekly 90-minute webinars.
    • To participate, registrants will require access to both a telephone and a computer with internet connection.
    • Additional reading will be required, plus some course work to support this learning opportunity.
    • In order to provide registrants with the most effective and interactive experience, registration is limited in each Bootcamp.
    • Désolé! Disponible seulement en anglais pour le moment.

    Maximize your training dollars! Available Extras*:

    After the first individual registration is paid, additional registrations are only $135 per person attending the same Bootcamp (that’s only $45 per 90-minute webinar!), in the same room (includes all three webinars) and requires sharing the same (one) telephone and internet access point. For each additional registrant beyond 2, you may chose to add a separate computer and/or telephone access point. A fee of $20 is payable for each extra computer access point and $20 is payable for each extra telephone access point. Early bird discount does not apply to Extras.

    Look for more NAAB Webinars in the future, specializing in a variety of topics and media!

    The NAAB Bootcamp will be a pre-requisite (or relevant monetary appraisal knowledge and experience).

    About NAAB

    The National Archival Appraisal Board (NAAB) was formed in 1976 after the Federal government began encouraging donations in-kind of cultural property to public and charitable institutions across the wide heritage field, including archives. NAAB became an independent organization in 1983, and has since maintained the objectives: to serve the need for reasonably priced appraisal services amongst repositories; to promote greater understanding among those working with archival materials; and, to provide a balanced approach to the appraisal process by the inclusion of archivists, dealers and others familiar with the value of archival documents. NAAB appoints committees to examine archival materials, determine their value, and prepare reports regarding their fair market value. In accordance with current regulations, an institution can then issue a donor a receipt for the value stated on the appraisal report.

    About CCA

    The Canadian Council of Archives (CCA) is a coordinating body whose mission is to nurture and sustain the nationwide efforts of over 800 archival organizations undefinedall operating independently but sharing a common passion for Canada’s rich and wonderfully varied history. CCA’s provincial and territorial member organizations/associations represent archival institutions from every province and territory, as well as the Library and Archives Canada, and professional organizations such as the Association des archivistes du Québec and the Association of Canadian Archivists. Together, these bodies are the custodians of Canada’s documentary heritage. Now, after over a quarter-century of perseverance, the relationship has come of age. The benefits for educational and research institutions, community and cultural organizations, cultural industries undefined and for Canadians in general undefined are recognized, acknowledged and increasingly significant in promoting a distinctive and vibrant Canadian identity. Together we strive to make Canada’s memory accessible to all.

  • 26 Sep 2013 9:55 PM | Danielle Robichaud

    Monetary appraisal is a key element of archival donor relations and collections development,
    but how is monetary appraisal done?
    How should your institution prepare for monetary appraisal of a fonds/collection?
    How is fair market value determined when archival materials are unique by definition, and few sales records are available from auctions, used book stores, or price guides?

    Please join us for the“NAAB Bootcamp” a new 3-session webinar series presented by the Canadian Council of Archives (CCA), in partnership with the National Archival Appraisal Board (NAAB)

    NAAB appraisers provide a professional opinion of value for various reasons. The NAAB Bootcamp has been designed specifically for highly motivated people seeking: to learn more about monetary appraisal; to help institutions acquire donations of cultural property as gifts in kind; and to work effectively with donors.

    Please join us, from the comfort of your own office or boardroom, to learn the essentials of monetary appraisal . This webinar series offers a combination of theory, practical skills and tools shared by an experienced NAAB appraiser. You will also take an active part in an exercise using appraisal examples.

    Four offerings of NAAB Bootcamps have been scheduled for Fall 2013. Each Bootcamp consists of three (3) sessions.

    Topics include: Legal and fiscal context of appraisal, Appraisal Assumptions, Values and Fair Market Value of Archival Documents, Methodology, Media and Technology, Relationships to Archival Appraisal, Cultural Property Appraisal Guidelines, Preparation before an Appraisal , Appraisal Reports, Development of Archives Policy and Procedures for Monetary Appraisal, and an Appraisal Examples/Exercise. (Please note, session content may be subject to minor adjustments)

    • NAAB Bootcamp 3 – Tuesdays at 12pm EDT: October 8, October 15, October 22
    • NAAB Bootcamp 4 – Wednesdays at 1pm EDT: October 9, October 16, October 23

    Price: $635.00 plus GST per Bootcamp (Primary resigtration)
    Secondary registration price: $135
    We are looking forward to introducing you to the world of monetary appraisal!

    To register please visit: http://www.cdncouncilarchives.ca/webinars.html

    Note: Registration is for ONE (1) individual to participate in ONE (1) Bootcamp which consists of 3 (three) consecutive/weekly 90-minute webinars.

    To participate, registrants will require access to both a telephone and a computer with internet connection.

    Additional reading will be required, plus some course work to support this learning opportunity.

    In order to provide registrants with the most effective and interactive experience, registration is limited in each Bootcamp.

    Désolé! Disponible seulement en anglais pour le moment.

    Maximize your training dollars! Available Extras*:

    After the first individual registration is paid, additional registrations are only $135 per person attending the same Bootcamp (that’s only $45 per 90-minute webinar!), in the same room (includes all three webinars) and requires sharing the same (one) telephone and internet access point. For each additional registrant beyond 2, you may chose to add a separate computer and/or telephone access point. A fee of $20 is payable for each extra computer access point and $20 is payable for each extra telephone access point. Early bird discount does not apply to Extras.

    Look for more NAAB Webinars in the future, specializing in a variety of topics and media!
    The NAAB Bootcamp will be a pre-requisite (or relevant monetary appraisal knowledge and experience).

  • 07 Sep 2013 10:02 PM | Danielle Robichaud

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    AAO Archives Advisor, Iona, meets with her fellow members of SAA Technical Sub-committee on Archival Facilities at National Archives, Washington DC, in August 2013. L-R are Diane Vogt-O’Connor, Tom Wilsted, Gregor Trinkaus-Randall, Michele Pacifico, Iona McCraith, Scott Teixeira

  • 21 Aug 2013 10:11 PM | Danielle Robichaud

    Culture Development Fund – Reminder Deadline for applications is in two weeks - Friday, September 6

    Applications are now being accepted for Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport Culture Development Fund -- a new $3 million grant program to strengthen cultural organizations and their leadership.

    2013-14 Program Guidelines [PDF]
    Sample Application [PDF]

    Please contact the Regional Services Branch ministry contact for more information. Central Region: 1-877-395-4105 East Region: 1-800-267-9340 North Region: 1-800-465-6861 West Region: 1-800-265-2189

  • 15 Aug 2013 9:26 PM | Danielle Robichaud

    Are you an AAO Institutional Member? Are you interested in monitoring the temperature and relative humidity in your archives? Then the AAO Environmental Monitor Loan Program is for you. A complementary loan of a data logger for a few months can help you learn more about environmental conditions in your archives storage. The AAO data loggers have recently been updated to newest operating system and software program. To request a loan or for more information on this service contact the Archives Advisor at archivesadvisor@aao-archivists.ca

Address: 411 Richmond Street East, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M5A 3S5

Phone: 647-343-3334 | Email: aao@aao-archivists.ca

     

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