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Archival Description with RAD

  • 09 May 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC-04:00)
  • Fretz Seminar Room (room 4224), Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo
  • 10


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Title: Archival Descriptions with RAD

Instructor: Lisa Snider

Minimum/maximum participants: 10 minimum and 20 maximum

Cost: $50 (student AAO member); $65 (AAO member); $100 (non-member)

AAO-PDC facilitator: Mary Horman

Other: Light refreshments will be provided.


This workshop will provide a half-day introduction to archival cataloguing using the Canadian content standard, Rules for Archival Description (RAD), with a focus on entry into an AtoM database such as Archeion. Participants will learn how to do a multi-level archival description at the first level of detail for a fonds and series.

Instructor Bio:

Lisa Snider was a web developer from 1996-2013, and transitioned to archives in 2009. She received her MLIS and MAS degrees from UBC SLAIS in 2013. She has worked as an archivist since 2010 in different archives, including: Brock University, UBC Digital Initiatives, The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. She has worked with every aspect of archival work, including the preservation and access of born digital and analog materials and has extensive experience working with AtoM.


  • Learn the basics of RAD.
  • Learn different ways people are describing born digital and analog materials.
  • Learn how online databases have changed how RAD is being used by many people (RADish).
  • Learn how to create and edit a fonds, collections and series in Archeion.

Format: Lecture/Demonstration

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellation by registrant up to one week prior to the event: Refund, less 20% cancellation charge to cover administrative cost
  • Cancellation by registrant one week to 48 hours prior to the event: Refund, less 50% cancellation charge to cover administrative cost
  • Cancellation by registrant less than 48 hours prior to the event: No refund
  • Registrant did not attend event without any notification: No refund
  • In situations where circumstances may have been unforeseen (e.g. death in the family, or hospitalization), a full refund will be offered, if a request is made in writing to the Professional Development Committee for their consideration via the AAO Office. 
  • All registrants MUST phone and/or email the AAO Office and inform staff they will not be attending a course that they are registered.

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