2019 AAO Institutional Issues Forum

  • 24 Oct 2019
  • 9:15 AM - 3:30 PM (UTC-03:00)
  • Archives of Ontario, 134 Ian Macdonald Boulevard

The Archives of Ontario's Institutional Development Committee (IDC) presents its 6th annual Institutional Issues Forum 2019: Stay right where you are; we are on our way: This is not an emergency. It is an opportunity.

Increasingly, archivists are being challenged to think outside the box. This, more often than not, means that archivists need to reach out to meet communities wherever they are rather than assume that communities will come to them. Recent conference presentations have demonstrated that there is a desire by diverse communities to tell their own stories, usually online via personal websites, Wikipedia or on social media. In doing so, they are creating histories, but who will ensure their long term preservation and what role is there for archives in telling those tales? If we can no longer assume that researchers will come to our reading rooms, then where is the best place for us to meet our researchers?

Please see the attached agenda for the whole range of topics planned for this year's Forum.

We look forward to seeing you at the Archives of Ontario. Morning refreshments will be included, courtesy of the AAO.


Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019

Time: 9:15 am – 3:30 pm


George Spragge Classroom

Archives of Ontario

137 Ian Macdonald Blvd.

Toronto, Ontario

Click for information about location, directions, and parking.

While registration is not required, the favour of an RSVP is requested. Please email Sean Smith at Sean.Smith2@ontario.ca by October 18th.

The IDC wishes to thank the Archives of Ontario, our generous host since 2015.


Institutional Development Committee (IDC) 

The Archives Association of Ontario (AAO) is led by a committed community of volunteers from across the province. 

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