Each year in conjunction with the Annual Conference, ACA Professional Learning Committee coordinates one or more workshops which will be of interest both to archivists located in the region hosting the conference as well as to many individuals planning to attend the conference. These workshops offer intermediate to advanced information on a variety of topics, set with 1/2 day, full day and 2-day time periods, immediately prior or following the conference sessions.
Learning from Indigenous Archival Partnerships and Digital Collaboration - June 10 & 11, 2013
In this two day workshop, participants will explore collaborative digital initiatives between archival institutions and Indigenous communities. Sessions will use existing digital resources as learning tools to create and manage digital archive projects. Sessions will be presented by both archival and Indigenous community members in order to provide examples of good practices of community engagement. By exploring the goals, implementation and demonstrations of successful projects, participants will critically engage with the practice of collaborative archiving. Sessions will also touch on working effectively with Aboriginal Advisory Groups and a demonstration of the Indigitization audio cassette digitization equipment.
Preserving Video: Handling and Condition Reporting for Videotape on Cassettes and Reels - June 11, 2013
Participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of handling and preserving videotape. Divided into six stages, the workshop will explore the construction and operation of videotape, terminology, preservation standards, and best practices. The session, presented by an archivist and consultant specializing in independent video and media art, will include group discussions concerning the practical and philosophical dilemmas of audiovisual preservation, ideal storage conditions and tips for handling damaged videotape. Participants will receive a technical booklet that will facilitate the session’s hands-on learning approach to preserving videotape.
To register for either of these workshops, click here for the Workshop Registration form or follow the links to Online Registration from the Registration page, Winnipeg 2013.
The ACA Institute offers advanced level information, over a 2 or 3-day time period. An Institute on Personal Archives was offered, October 29 & 30, 2010 in the Toronto at the City of Toronto Archives. The following table identifies the themes, leaders and locations of previous ACA Institutes.
|2010||Institute on Personal Archives||Catherine Hobbs
|2009||Institute was not offered|
|2008||Institute was not offered|
|2007||Why do they do that?: Understanding Our users||Wendy Duff
|2006||Archives in the Wake of Hugh Taylor: Shaping Archival Programmes for the 21st Century||Terry Cook
|St. John’s, NL|
|2005||Institute was not offered|
|2004||Monetary Appraisal of Archival Records||Marcel Caya
|2003||Archives in Society and Society in Archives||Richard Cox
|2002||Approaches to the Preservation of Electronic Records||Wendy Duff
Anne Van Camp
|2002||Calling the Shot: Archival Appraisal in Theory and Practice||Barbara Craig
|2001||Modern Archives and the Australian Experience||Chris Hurley
|2000||Calling the Shot: Archival Appraisal in Theory and Practice||Barbara Craig
|1999||Calling the Shot: Archival Appraisal in Theory and Practice||Barbara Craig
Documents from previous Institutes are available on the ACA Members web site. Non-members interested in a previous event are encouraged to contact the Chair, Professional Learning Committee.
Forthcoming institutes are planned and scheduled by the ACA Professional Learning Committee. Any suggestions or requests for a specific topic or proposals for delivery on a specific theme should be forwarded to the Chair, Professional Learning Committee.