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Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives will be holding the 2014 AGM at the Rooms on June 20th from 9-4. As part of the proceedings, there will be elections for Executive positions. Please consider standing for this rewarding volunteer role! You may register your nomination by completing the following form and sending it to the ANLA office.  nominations form 2014

The AGM is also an excellent time to renew your membership! Membership_Form

AGENDA for Friday June 20, 2014

9:00 a.m.           Meet and Greet

9:30 a.m.           Welcome to the 2014 AGM: Jenny Seeman

Welcoming Remarks from the Provincial Archivist: Greg Walsh

Introduction of Current Executive: Jenny Seeman

Approval of the Agenda

Approval of Minutes of 2013 AGM

Business arising from the Minutes

President’s Report: Jenny Seeman

Treasurer’s Report: Helen Miller

Committee Reports:

Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee: Jenny Seeman

Education: Theresa Walsh

IT: Jenny Seeman

Social: Nicole Penney

Outreach: Bert Riggs

PDO Report: Mary Ellen Wright

Award Presentation

10:45 a.m.           BREAK

11:15 a.m.           Nominations of the Executive

11:30 a.m.           Archives Around the Province: Presentations/Updates

Other Business

12:30 p.m.           LUNCH

1:30-4:00              Join us as we get creative with a workshop to make our very own pillow top!

What are pillow tops?

Pillow tops are woven with wool on wooden frames and were traditionally crafted by Newfoundland lumber camp workers to be gifted to their wives, girlfriends or mothers. They are sewn onto pillows, used as throws, pot holders or place mats. While there are different methods of making these pillow tops, it always begins with a handmade square wooden frame. Today, ANLA’s own Nicole Penney is one of a handful of people carrying on this tradition and providing detailed instructions through this hands on workshop.

At the end of the afternoon, participants will walk away with their very own pillow top and the knowledge and skills to make more. All materials and tools are provided, but if you want to bring your own yarn, that’s fine too!

To cover the cost of the luncheon and the pillow top workshop, there will be a $25 fee. Please contact the ANLA Office at 726-2867, or email anla@.nf.aibn.com and register so that we know how many people to expect!

There is no charge to attend the business portion of the AGM.

Two workshops in Trinity

Workshop 1

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

When: May 29, 2014, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Lester-Garland House, Trinity

Instructor: Mary Ellen Wright, ANLA’s Professional Development and Outreach Officer

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 portal to descriptions of archival records across Newfoundland and Labrador.

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 directory of provincial archival institutions.

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

Registration deadline: Participants must register for this course by  May 26, 2014

Workshop 2 

Policies and procedures – What are they and why do you need them?

When: May 30, 2014, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Lester-Garland House, Trinity

Instructor: Mary Ellen Wright, ANLA’s Professional Development and Outreach Officer

Many small institutions get into trouble because decisions about donations, loans, hiring and so on are made on an ad hoc basis. Well-established policies and procedures allow your institution to survive staff changes, funding cuts, board disagreements, disasters and even legal challenges. This workshop will help your institution to evaluate its policies and procedures, if you have them, and to create policies and procedures for your institution if you don’t have them. Topics to be covered include acquisition, appraisal, accessioning, archival arrangement and description, access and preservation.

Fees:    $50 (Institutions must be ANLA members in order to add descriptions to the database.)

Registration deadline: Participants must register for this course by May 26, 2014

 

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

Basic Archives – An Introduction to Archival Practice

Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives Workshop

BASIC ARCHIVES — AN INTRODUCTION TO ARCHIVAL PRACTICE

April 7-11, 2014     9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Suite 201, 15 Hallett Crescent, St. John’s, NL

This five-day workshop is intended to introduce participants to basic archival skills through in-class exercises and “hands-on” demonstrations. Sessions are taught by professional archivists from the provincial archival community.  Parking is available behind the building.

Registration fee: $150 (includes 1-year individual membership)

 

 Day One:

 Morning session: Introduction to Archival Principles: Mary Ellen Wright (Professional Development and  Outreach Officer, ANLA) Definition of archival terms, introduction to archival administration; ethics and archives

Lunch: 12 noon — 1 p.m.

Afternoon session: Introduction to Preservation Issues for Archives: Paula French (Private conservator)

Measures to prevent damage and deterioration, preservation planning, disaster & emergency awareness, security, condition reports, reference regulations.

 

 Day Two

Meet at 9 a.m. for a tour of  the archives facilities at The Rooms

Appraisal and Selection (all day): Helen Miller (City of St. John’s Archives)

Principles governing the selection of archival materials, acquisition strategies and programs, collection mandates, deaccessioning, documentation.

Lunch: 1–2 p.m.

 

 Day Three 

Meet at 9 a.m for a tour of City of St. John’s Archives  (3rd Floor, 495 Water Street)

Morning session: Accessioning: Mary Ellen Wright (PDO, ANLA)

Lunch 1 – 2 p.m.

Afternoon session: Arrangement: Elizabeth Fewer (Archives Technician, Provincial Archives) Provenance, respect des fonds, original order, imposing order, creating levels of order, linking arrangement and description.

 

 Day Four

Meet at 9 a.m. for a tour of the Maritime History Archives  (Henrietta Harvey (Math) Building, MUN)

All day:  Description:   Mary Ellen Wright (PDO, ANLA) Descriptive elements, introduction to RAD (Rules for Archival Description).  RAD is the recognized Canadian standard for archival description.

Lunch: 1–2 p.m.

 

Day Five

Morning session: Access and reference: Mary Ellen Wright (PDO, ANLA)

Lunch: 1–2 p.m.

Afternoon session: Q and A with a panel of archivists from various institutions.

  • Stephanie Harlick, Faculty of Medicine Founders’ Archives, MUN
  • Greg Walsh, Director, The Rooms Provincial Archives Division
  • Heather Wareham, Maritime History Archive

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.

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

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.

Digital Preservation Best Practices: Lessons Learned from the Experts

The Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives presents

A 2-day workshop:

Digital Preservation Best Practices: Lessons Learned from the Experts

When: March 3-4, 2014 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Where: ANLA office, Suite 201, 15 Hallett Crescent, St. John’s

Presenters: Slavko Manojlovich, Associate University Librarian (Information Technology and QEII Library), Memorial University of Newfoundland; Benoit Pauwels, Head of Systems and Innovation Team for the Archives and Libraries, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Description: Will the digital content you create today be accessible and usable in 10 years? This workshop will provide attendees with an overview of the key components of a best practices digital preservation management strategy which will insure, to the extent possible, long-term access to our valuable digital collections (digitized and born-digital) Topics covered will include OAIS (a reference model for an Open Archival Information System) and the processes, procedures and tools associated with the PLANETS (Presevation and Long-term Access Through Network Services) Project.
The session content will be enhanced by a live demonstration of Archivematica, a state-of-the-art digital preservation workflow based on curation micro-services. The workshop content is applicable to any digital repository software platform including CONTENTdm, DSpace, Eprints, ArchivesSpace, etc.

Presenters:
Slavko Manojlovich, Associate University Librarian (Information Technology and QEII Library), Memorial University of Newfoundland
Slavko is responsible for managing all the automation programs for the Memorial University Libraries including the Digital Archives Initiative, one of Canada’s premier and heavily used collection of digitized cultural, historical and research resources and the university’s Research Repository, comprised of born digital scholarly papers, presentations and a growing number of electronic theses. He is also a member of the Canadian Council of Academies Expert Panel on “Memory Institutions and the Digital Revolution”.

Benoit Pauwels, Head of Systems and Innovation Team for the Archives and Libraries, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Benoit has been involved since the beginning of the century in the setup and management of various digital repositories for the Université Libre de Bruxelles, based on a variety of software packages: ETD-db, DSpace, ContentDM. Recently we have started a mass digitisation program for PhD theses, in a first instance, to be followed by other scholarly material, photograph collections in support of academic courses and administrative and cultural heritage archives of the University. With the exponential growth of the number of digital objects to manage and to preserve, we undertook a study on distributed digital preservation, resulting in a pilot setup of Archivematica as file format normalisation platform for all born digital or digitised objects managed by the Archives & Libraries, and in an international Private LOCKSS Network of 5 institutions (in 3 different countries).

Fees: Members: $350 Non-members: $400

Registration deadline: February 15, 2014

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

Registration available for CCA Webinars

The Canadian Council of Archives (CCA) is pleased to announce the availability of additional webinar offerings. CCA Webinars are practical, interactive and instructed by leading experts within each subject field.

ARCHIVAL APPRAISAL WEBINAR
This interactive 90-minute webinar is available:
o December 17 from 11am to 12:30pm EST ($165 plus HST)
o January 21 from 12pm to 1:30pm EST ($165 plus HST)

PRESERVE AND PROTECT: ARCHIVES SECURITY WEBINAR This interactive 90-minute webinar is available:
o December 19 from 12pm to 1:30 EST ($165 plus HST)
o January 13 from 1pm to 2:30pm EST ($165 plus HST)

COPYRIGHT UPDATE WEBINAR: BILL C-11 & HOW IT AFFECTS YOUR ARCHIVES This interactive 90-minute webinar is available:
o December 11 from 2pm to 3:30pm EST ($165 plus HST)

NAAB BOOTCAMP
Each Bootcamp includes three (3) consecutive 90-minute webinar and is
available:
o Bootcamp #4 December 10, 11, 12 from 12pm to 1:30pm EST
o Bootcamp #5 January 14, 15, 16 from 12pm to 1:30pm EST
Bootcamp Registration: Primary Registration is $635.00 plus HST

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Discounts and additional fees:
* Receive a 10% discount when the same person registers for 2 or
more webinars.
* $25 for each additional person attending from your organization
(conditions apply and excludes NAAB Bootcamp).
* Secondary registration for NAAB Bootcamp is $125 plus HST
* Extra computer and telephone access points are available for a
fee of $20 each.

TO REGISTER PLEASE VISIT: http://www.cdncouncilarchives.ca/webinars.html
OR CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM

Gilbert Higgins Lecture

The Newfoundland Historical Society along with the Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives

will be holding its annual Gilbert Higgins free public lecture on

Thursday, November 28, 2013

at 8 pm

at Hampton Hall Lecture Theatre, located at the Marine Institute on Ridge Road

 

This month’s lecturer will be Paul Smith, and his talk is titled:

“A Mesmerizing Miscellany of Marvelous and Majestic Mummers: The Marketing of a Newfoundland Christmas Tradition.”-Gilbert Higgins Lecture.

This illustrated presentation explores the ways in which commodification of nostalgia has become the focus of some sectors of the market place. The marketing of tradition is by no means a new phenomenon and it has been far more extensive than we perhaps realize.  This underestimation possibly stems from the fact that, while we perceive today that marketing is facilitated through some form of corporate broker or entrepreneur, in reality this is not always the case.  Instead performers have often taken on this role themselves.  Similarly, at the grass roots level local artists and crafts people seeing performances of traditions such, as mummers, have turn those experiences into marketable wares.

 

Refreshments to follow

 

Parking is free and everyone is welcome to attend!