Provincial Acquisition Strategy Reminder

12 Jan 2017 10:23 AM | Anonymous

Happy New Year!

The development of the Provincial Acquisition Strategy has sparked many discussions among AAO members about its value and potential for the Ontario archival community. Since the Strategy was adopted by the membership at last year’s AGM, those conversations have continued, especially as it has become a focal point of the training and conversations held by the Archives Advisor and the Archeion Coordinator throughout the province last year.

We are looking forward to continuing the Strategy’s development in 2017 and so are asking all institutions in Ontario that collect archival material, whether they are AAO members or not, to do the following by February 28th, 2017:

  • complete or update your institutional profile in Archeion to include information about your acquisitions policy (mandate, geographic and/or thematic scope etc.);
  • contribute to the Ontario Archival Accessions Register (OAAR) by reporting all material legally acquired by your institution in 2016 using the attached reporting form
This deadline will allow the Provincial Acquisition Strategy Working Group enough time to analyze the data and report on the results in time for Archives Awareness Week in April and begin planning for year 2 of their work on the Strategy.

Any questions regarding completing or updating your institutional profile can be forwarded to the Archeion Coordinator at All completed OAAR forms can be sent to the Working Group at

The Strategy and a host of associated items can be found by accessing the Provincial Acquisition Strategy section of the AAO website, which is now easily accessible from the main banner at the top of the AAO homepage.

All the best,

Dana Thorne

AAO President 2016-2017

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

Phone: 647-343-3334 | Email:


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