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Upcoming events

    • 6 Mar 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • via zoom

    Occurs the first Wednesday of each month.

    • 3 Apr 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • via zoom

    Occurs the first Wednesday of each month.

    • 1 May 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • via Zoom

    Occurs the first Wednesday of each month.

    • 3 May 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • via Zoom


    • 9 May 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • via Zoom
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    Open Refine Workshop

    Digitization can provide far greater access to archival documents, but their discoverability via full text searches may be hampered by error-laden optical character recognition (OCR). Correcting them manually is unrealistically time-consuming but there are tools that can help! In this workshop, we will use OpenRefine – a spreadsheet-like software often used for creating or editing metadata – to accelerate the finding and correction of spelling errors introduced through the OCR process.

    Bio

    Devon Mordell has a Master of Archival Studies from the University of British Columbia and currently works as an educational developer at McMaster University after several years in digital archiving roles. She teaches workshops on digital scholarship topics such as online exhibit creation and computational text analysis, and has presented internationally on archives as data.

Past workshops

7 Feb 2024 Professional Development Committee Meeting
11 Jan 2024 Professional Development Committee Meeting
4 Jan 2024 Professional Development Committee Meeting (Cancelled)
7 Dec 2023 Professional Development Committee
22 Nov 2023 Person Centered Description for Private Records: Practitioner Workshop
2 Nov 2023 Toward Community-Centred Reference
2 Nov 2023 Professional Development Committee
18 Oct 2023 Practical Approaches to Ethical Oral History
5 Oct 2023 Professional Development Committee
13 Sep 2023 Focus Group - Professional Competencies for Archivists Working Group
12 Sep 2023 Focus Group - Professional Competencies for Archivists Working Group
28 Jun 2023 ACA 2023 In Person Pre-Conference Workshop: “Artificial Intelligence and Archives: the I Trust AI Research Project.
28 Jun 2023 ACA 2023 Hybrid Pre-Conference Workshop:Introduction to Archival Digital Accessibility
28 Jun 2023 Pre-Conference Workshop: Quill Work on Birch Bark
29 Mar 2023 Ancestry “Lunch & Learn”: Handwriting Recognition - The Future of Indexing
22 Feb 2023 “Implementing a Trauma-Informed Approach to Archives” Workshop
24 Nov 2022 Description and Access for Anti-Black Archival Materials
23 Nov 2022 The Reconciliation Framework: Presentation and Q & A
9 Nov 2022 “Implementing a Trauma-Informed Approach to Archives” Workshop
2 Nov 2022 Building your institution’s archival processing checklist for digital records
6 Oct 2022 “Implementing a Trauma-Informed Approach to Archives” Workshop
4 Oct 2022 Web Archiving for Beginners
23 Jun 2022 “Implementing a Trauma-Informed Approach to Archives” Workshop
14 Jun 2022 ACA 2022 Pre-Conference Workshop: "Every Last Byte: Making the Most of Access Copies in Archives"
8 Jun 2022 Kairos Virtual Blanket Exercise
7 Jun 2022 The First Nations Principles of OCAP – First Nations Information Governance Centre
1 Jun 2022 Advertising, Sponsorship and Support - ACA 2022 @UBC
27 Apr 2022 Working with Archival Texts as Data – Using Natural Language Processing to Support the Description of Digital Archives
15 Apr 2022 Working with Archival Texts as Data – Post-OCR Error Correction with OpenRefine
15 Dec 2021 Deadline Extended: December 15, 2021: Call for Workshops - 2022 - ACA PDC
10 Dec 2021 New Date: Description and Access for Anti-Black Archival Materials
24 Nov 2021 Advanced Workshop - Creating Online Exhibits for Digital Collections
17 Nov 2021 Making Movies for Archivists
10 Nov 2021 Creating Online Exhibits for Digital Collections
4 Nov 2021 International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF): what is it and why should my archives adopt it?
6 Oct 2021 Information Governance for Archivists
29 Sep 2021 Conjuring the Spirits of Success - Heritage Wins the Day
22 Sep 2021 Intimate Records
9 Jun 2021 Incorporating Indigenous Ways in Archival Policy and Procedure Development - Panel Discussion with Yukon Presenters: ACA 2021 Pre-Conference Workshop
8 Jun 2021 Description and Access for Anti-Black Archival Materials: ACA 2021 Pre-Conference Workshop
7 Jun 2021 Digital File Transfer App and the National Accession Standard: ACA 2021 Pre-Conference Workshop
7 Jun 2021 ACA 2021 Virtual Conference: Home Improvement
18 May 2021 Working with Archival Texts as Data – Using Natural Language Processing to Support the Description of Digital Archives
11 May 2021 Working with Archival Texts as Data – Post-OCR Error Correction with OpenRefine
12 Apr 2021 UCASIS - Navigating Wikidata and Archival Description in Canada - A Panel Discussion
20 Feb 2021 Legal Issues in Archival Donations
28 Nov 2020 Advanced Workshop - Creating Online Exhibits for Digital Collections
24 Oct 2020 Creating Online Exhibits for Digital Collections
5 Oct 2020 Wikidata: WikiProject Archival Descriptions
28 Sep 2020 Resume workshop for new information professionals
24 Sep 2020 Creating Online Exhibits for Digital Collections
24 Aug 2020 Creating Online Exhibits for Digital Collections
22 Jun 2020 Creating Online Exhibits for Digital Collections
8 Jun 2020 Wikidata: WikiProject Archival Descriptions

Past Conference Workshops


ACA 2019:  Archival Origins


ACA 2006: Living on the Edge

June 26, 2006  Full Day

Law and Original Order: Legal Aspects of Archive

June 27, 2006 Full Day

Just Scan It All! Making Archival Holdings Available Online

June 27, 2006 Half day

CCA Awareness Kit 

ACA 2018:  Trust in Technology

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