Archival Conversations - Migrating Legacy Finding Aids

  • 14 Oct 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Zoom
  • 18



The AAO’s Professional Development Committee presents

Archival Conversations

These virtual sessions are spaces for AAO members (and anyone interested in joining the conversations) to discuss and share knowledge in an informal, participant-driven environment. Each meeting will centre around a selected topic (please see below).

Date: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Cost: $0 (AAO members*); $0 (AAO student members); $20 (non-members)

*Institutional members can register 3 individuals at the members rate

About the moderator: 

Karen Suurtamm received her MA in English Literature from Concordia University (2005), where she studied class, surveillance, and the limits of archival desire in 19th century literary representations of the photographer. She then received her MISt (Archival Studies/Library and Information Science) from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information in 2008. Since then, Karen has worked as a records manager and archivist in academic archives, including Victoria University, York University, and the University of Toronto, and as a freelance researcher and teaching assistant at Carleton University, the University of Ottawa, and Trent University. At the University of Toronto Archives & Records Management Services (UTARMS), she was responsible for acquiring, arranging, and describing the records of prominent faculty members, coordinated the Archives’ outreach and instruction program, and co-chaired the steering committee overseeing implementation of integrated archival description across nine repositories at the university ( Professor Suurtamm taught as a sessional instructor for the iSchool in Winter 2019 and was the recipient of the 2018/19 MISC Outstanding Instructor Award. She joined the Faculty as an Assistant Professor (Teaching Stream) on a two-year appointment in July 2019.



Registration opens

Solo archivists and small staff archives 

12 August 2020

4 August 2020

Migrating Legacy Finding Aids

14 October 2020

1 September 2020

 Accessibility for Ontarians Disability Act 

 9 December 2020

1 November 2020

Managing Digital Donations

10 February 2021

4 January 2021

Anti-Racist Description

14 April 2021

1 March 2021

Format: Informal, participant driven conversations

Recording: These sessions will not be recorded.

Registration: Number of participants: 3 minimum/45 maximum

Cancellation Policy can be found here.

If you have any questions, please contact

The AAO’s Code of Conduct applies to these conversations.

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

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