Each year in conjunction with the Annual Conference, ACA Professional Learning Committee coordinates one or more workshops which will be of interest both to archivists located in the region hosting the conference as well as to many individuals planning to attend the conference. These workshops offer intermediate to advanced information on a variety of topics, set with 1/2 day, full day and 2-day time periods, immediately prior or following the conference sessions.
2016 Workshops: ACA's Professional Learning Committee is offering a workshop titled "Modern Information Carriers & Digital Preservation", presented by the Canadian Conservation Institute. This 1-day workshop takes place at Carleton University in Ottawa, March 4, 2016. Topics covered include the structure, composition and format of various types of modern information recording media…deterioration, longevity and appropriate storage and handling recommendations.” Click for a detailed description or to register, view the Registration Form.
In conjunction with the 2016 ACA Conference in Montreal, QC, ACA is offering two pre-conference workshop on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. To register, you may either use the online conference registration or complete the PDF workshop registration form.
- Enhanced Internal Monetary Appraisal / Optimisation de l'évaluation monétaire à l'interne
Location: Room 106, School of Information Studies, 3661 Peel Street, McGill University
Presenters: Sophie Morel (Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec), Hélène Fortier (Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec) & Chris Sanagan (Archives of Ontario).
This one-day bilingual workshop will deliver training in how to conduct monetary appraisals in-house beyond the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) current threshold of $1,000.00. The workshop will provide an overview of the Canadian archival monetary appraisal system, methodology, research and tools, which participants will then apply during a hands-on appraisal session. The workshop will be presented in both English and French and all workshop materials will be bilingual.
Cet atelier d'un jour propose une formation qui permettra aux participants de mener une évaluation monétaire à l’interne au-delà du seuil recommandé de 1000 $ établi par l'Agence de revenu du Canada (ARC). L'atelier inclura un tour d’horizon du système canadien d'évaluation monétaire, de la méthodologie, de la recherche et des outils. Une séance d'évaluation pratique est prévue. Cet atelier sera présenté en anglais et en français. La documentation sera disponible dans les deux langues.
- UpSkilling Archivists: Archival Outreach using Crowdsourcing
Location: E-classroom, Main Level, McLennan Library Building, 3459 McTavish Street, McGill University
Presenters: Lori Podolsky and Gordon Burr, McGill University
This one-day workshop covers both the theoretical and practical aspects of developing a crowdsourcing project from start-up to producing a website. Participants will gain a working knowledge of basic crowdsourcing techniques and then apply this knowledge through hands-on exercises.
The ACA Institute offers advanced level information, over a 2 or 3-day time period. An Institute on Digital Preservation Management was offered, September 25-28, 2012, in Montreal at McGill University in partnership with the McGill School of Information Studies. The following table identifies the themes, leaders and locations of previous ACA Institutes.
|2012||Digital Preservation Management||Nancy McGovern
|2010||Institute on Personal Archives||Catherine Hobbs
|2009||Institute was not offered|
|2008||Institute was not offered|
|2007||Why do they do that?: Understanding Our users||Wendy Duff
|2006||Archives in the Wake of Hugh Taylor: Shaping Archival Programmes for the 21st Century||Terry Cook
|St. John’s, NL|
|2005||Institute was not offered|
|2004||Monetary Appraisal of Archival Records||Marcel Caya
|2003||Archives in Society and Society in Archives||Richard Cox
|2002||Approaches to the Preservation of Electronic Records||Wendy Duff
Anne Van Camp
|2002||Calling the Shot: Archival Appraisal in Theory and Practice||Barbara Craig
|2001||Modern Archives and the Australian Experience||Chris Hurley
|2000||Calling the Shot: Archival Appraisal in Theory and Practice||Barbara Craig
|1999||Calling the Shot: Archival Appraisal in Theory and Practice||Barbara Craig
Documents from previous Institutes are available on the ACA Members web site. Non-members interested in a previous event are encouraged to contact the Chair, Professional Learning Committee.
Forthcoming institutes are planned and scheduled by the ACA Professional Learning Committee. Any suggestions or requests for a specific topic or proposals for delivery on a specific theme should be forwarded to the Chair, Professional Learning Committee.