Monthly Archives: February 2014

Joining ARC-ANLA: Adding your archival holdings to the provincial database

Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives
presents a 1 day workshop
Joining ARC-ANLA: Adding your archival holdings to the provincial database

Instructor: Mary Ellen Wright, ANLA’s Professional Development and Outreach Officer
Location: Trinity Historical Society Archives
Date/Time: February 27, 2014, 9-4 p.m. Lunch is included in the registration fee

This workshop will explore what’s involved in making your archival descriptions available on ANLA’s recently-launched ARC-ANLA on-line database of descriptions. ARC-ANLA is ANLA’s Archival Records Catalogue (ARC), a new portal to descriptions of archival records across the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The database of collections is an ongoing project, so check back frequently to find new additions. ARC-ANLA is powered by open source ICA-AtoM software and is hosted by Artefactual Systems.

The workshop will include:
• An introductory/refresher course on Rules for Archival Description (RAD), the Canadian archival descriptive standard
• Hands-on training in how to add archival descriptions to ARC-ANLA
Workshop participants will also learn how to edit their institution’s entry in the associated database of provincial archival institutions.

Fees: Members: $25 (Institutions must be ANLA members in order to add descriptions to the database.)

Some financial assistance for transportation costs is available for members: please contact the ANLA office for more information.

Registration deadline: February 24, 2014

Nan’s Cookbook in the Digital Age

Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives and Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador present a 1/2-day workshop:

Nan’s Cookbook in the Digital Age: digitizing and preserving family heirloom cookbooks and recipe cards

Date: February 21, 2014, 1-4:30 p.m.
Location: ANLA office, Suite 201, 15 Hallett Crescent, St. John’s
Presenters: Dale Jarvis, Intangible Cultural Heritage Development Officer, Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador
Nicole Penney, Intangible Cultural Heritage Programs Assistant
Mary Ellen Wright, ANLA Professional Development and Outreach Officer

Do you have your nan’s recipe cards? Did your mother keep a scrapbook of her favorites? Do family members reminisce about that old copy of the Cream of the West Cookbook with the comments and changes written all over its pages?

This workshop will teach participants how to create and preserve digital copies of these important family and community heirlooms. We’ll also talk about how best to preserve the original documents! Participants will be encouraged to bring examples from their own homes or collections.

Registration fee: $30
Registration deadline: February 17, 2014
Some financial assistance for transportation costs is available for ANLA members: please contact the ANLA office for more information.