The 2010 AAO Conference was held in Barrie, Ontario from June 16-18. It was hosted by AAO volunteers.
The conference theme was FROM DAGUERREOTYPE TO FLICKR: GRAPPLING WITH THE ARCHIVAL IMAGE IN AN ERA OF TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE.
Most archivists possess hundreds or even thousands of photographs in their repositories that document a myriad of genres, including portraits of prominent as well as ordinary individuals, important local events, buildings, school photos as well as street scenes.
Photographic formats run the gamut from daguerreotypes, tin types, cartes de visites, Kodachrome, 35 mm film and prints in black & white and colour, and most recently, digital images. Each poses its own challenges to an archivist. New technologies have afforded archivists with opportunities to better describe, display and disseminate their graphic material to a much broader audience.
This program theme addresses the issues that archivists and other professionals contend with when managing archival photographs, particularly the impact of new technologies.