Online training from the AAO

These videos are introductions to topics of interest to archivists and users of archives. They have been prepared with funding provided by the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

Managing moving an archives

A guide to planning an archives move, based on the experiences of the Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County in March 2016.

Introduction to using archives

A video aimed at new users of archives, explaining why you might want to visit an archives and what you need to know before using one for the first time.

Introduction to Wikipedia for archivists

An overview of ways in which archivists can use Wikipedia to link to their online resources. This video was adapted from the Wikipedia for Archivists workshop delivered in May 2015. A list of resources distributed at the workshop is available.

Introduction to arranging archives

An explanation of the principles behind the arrangement of archival materials and practical advice on how to approach arrangement.

Introduction  to describing archives

An overview of archival description and standards, with practical advice on how to create finding aids for archival materials.

Help people find your archives with Archeion

This video introduces the Archeion service and explains how archivists in Ontario can use it to share information about their archives.

Online training from other providers

Other videos which may be of interest:

A detailed look at how to search and add archival descriptions to Access to Memory (AtoM) sites. This webinar will be useful to archivists who use Archeion (which is an AtoM site). Provided by Artefactual Systems.

Aimed at both end users and archivists using AtoM, these are helpful short videos covering searching an AtoM site, creating AtoM descriptions, and uploading digital objects. Provided by the Council of Nova Scotia Archives.

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