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.