ANLA’s Guide to the Preservation of Scrapbooks

Danny Doyle, a Masters Student in Art Conservation, explains the caring, handling, and storage of archival scrapbooks:

 

A Guide to Storing, Handling and Moving Archive Pieces

Professional Conservator, Beverly Lambert, provides advice on the storage, handling and movement of Archive Pieces:

 

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.

 

Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives presents a 1 day workshop on

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

When: November 28    9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Where: Corner Brook  Corner Brook Museum and Archives, 2 West Street

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.

This will be a hands-on workshop. You will need a laptop and some completed archival descriptions, or the information needed to create them, from your own institutions.

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

Registration deadline: Participants must register for this course by November 21

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

*Please note that this workshop has been postponed. Contact the ANLA office for more information.