Monthly Archives: May 2018

Call for Nominations

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

The Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives is asking for nominations for the executive of our organization.

  • President
  • Vice-president
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • 3 Directors – ANLA directors represent members on the ANLA executive and attend monthly executive meetings in St. John’s (some travel assistance is available, or distance attendance can be arranged.).

Term of office is until the next AGM (June 2019).

Any member of the Association in good standing shall be eligible to hold office in the Association, with the exception of employees of the Association.

Nominations must be signed by the candidate, a nominator and a seconder, all of whom must be members in good standing. Elections will be held at ANLA’s Annual General Meeting on June 22, 2018.

Nominations may be submitted to the ANLA office.

Deadline for nominations: June 18, 2018

AGM & Luncheon

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND LUNCHEON

June 22, 2018

The Annual General Meeting and Luncheon for the Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives will be held in the Conference Room at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road, St. John’s commencing at 9:00 a.m. Payment of membership fees for 2018-2019 welcomed. (We ask that you fill out a Membership_Form.)

Parking: Some parking is available on site.  Attending members are encouraged to car pool or use public transport.

Luncheon:  12:30 pm – 2 p.m. Cost to members: $20.00   RSVP requiredplease contact the ANLA office by June 18 if you wish to attend the luncheon. Please mention any dietary restrictions.

Menu: Soup, sandwiches and dessert

Further details to follow!

CCI Workshop: Modern Information Carriers

The Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives

  presents a two-day workshop about

Modern Information Carriers and Digital Preservation

This workshop has been developed and subsidized by the Canadian Conservation Institute

Dates: June 20 – 21, 2018 (9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.) Location: TBA (St. John’s)

Instructors: Joe Iraci, Ern Bieman

Location: to be confirmed

This workshop discusses preservation of physical carriers and best practices for preserving digital information. Topics covered include the structure, composition and format of various types of modern information recording media. Deterioration, longevity and appropriate storage and handling recommendations are discussed. Also covered are tools for taking stock of existing digital assets and for developing digital preservation policies, plans and procedures. Software and hardware solutions for digital preservation in small to medium-sized heritage institutions are also recommended.

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • identify and explain differences in structure, composition and format of various types of recording media;
  • identify the main deterioration problems and understand their effects on media;
  • understand factors affecting longevity and choose media for maximum lifespan;
  • implement proper handling and storage procedures for various media;
  • systematically approach the task of preserving modern information carriers;
  • identify digital assets in their institution and assess risk and impacts of losing access to these;
  • develop a digital preservation policy, plan and procedures; and
  • install and use hardware and software for the purpose of preserving digital assets in smaller heritage institutions.

For more specific details about this workshop see https://www.canada.ca/en/conservation-institute/services/workshops-conferences/regional-workshops-conservation/modern-information-carriers-digital-preservation.html

Fees:     Members: $75

Non-members: $100

Registration deadline: Participants must register for this course by June 1, 2018.

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

Cultural Plan Renewal

The province of Newfoundland and Labrador is currently undertaking consultation sessions in various communities on the island and Labrador for the Cultural Plan Renewal, set to be released in Jan 2019.

From each of the completed sessions, we have received meaningful feedback from many groups and individuals.

We are now providing an opportunity to individuals and groups who are unable to travel to participate in a Virtual Cultural Consultation.

The date set for this special session is:

Wednesday, May 23rd

10 am- 12pm

If you are interested, please respond to this email. (CulturalPlanRenewal@gov.nl.ca)

The following will be required to participate in this session:

  • Access to a computer or tablet with high-speed Internet access and speakers
  • A microphone and Webcam are also recommended.

We encourage you to share this message with friends and colleagues, so they too are aware of the opportunity to shape our important cultural plan for the future.

Furthermore, written submissions are accepted until July 15th, 2018.”

https://www.engagenl.ca/engagement-initiatives/cultural-action-plan-consultations

 

Date Location Venue
Monday, Apr 30 St. John’s The Rooms
Tuesday, May 1 Carbonear Ocean View Art Gallery
Monday, May 7 Botwood Flying Boat Museum
Tuesday, May 8 Twillingate Twillingate NWI Dinner Theatre
Wednesday, May 9 Bonavista Garrick Theatre
Thursday, May 10 Marystown St. Gabriel’s Hall
Monday, May 7 Plum Point Plum Point Motel
Tuesday, May 8 Norris Point Bonne Bay Cottage Hospital Museum
Wednesday, May 9 Stephenville Arts and Culture Centre
Thursday, May 10 Corner Brook Rotary Arts Centre
Thursday, May 17 St. John’s Anna Templeton Centre
Wednesday, May 23 Placentia Placentia Arts Centre
Monday, May 28 Labrador City Arts and Culture Centre
Tuesday, May 29 Happy Valley-Goose Bay Them Days Archives