AABC and ARMA VI - Joint Conference - April 27-28, 2017
"Dominion of the Digital" Call for proposals
The AABC and ARMA VI are pleased to be holding a joint conference in Victoria B.C. in 2017. We are seeking proposals on the topic of "Dominion of the Digital," extending on themes of concern in both the archival and records management communities in recent years.
Those of us charged with managing records build on the achievements of our forebears and set the stage for the successes of those that follow. At this juncture, we are challenged by the demands of a hybrid world: paper and digital. Our history serves us well in the management of the former; however the management of the latter requires a different set of skills. Or does it?
The AABC and ARMA VI invite the archival and records management communities to share their understanding of the challenges of, and solutions for, achieving dominion over the digital, from an individual, organizational, provincial and/or national perspective. Whether you are managing the preservation of a digital community photograph collection, navigating corporate records systems and technologies, or using social media to provide access and engage stakeholders, we all need to strive towards a better understanding of the tools, technologies and best practices needed to successfully manage our digital records and navigate a digital world.
Venue to be confirmed shortly.
The AABC will offer a one-day workshop in conjunction with the conference; details to follow in the new year. The AABC Annual General Meeting will take place at the end of the conference.
Proposals should demonstrate a connection to the conference theme "Dominion of the Digital" and can address the theme through consideration of the following suggested topics:
- Digital records management
- Digital preservation
- Managing digital photograph collections
- Digital repositories
- Imaging practices
- Outreach and the web
- The importance of metadata
- Email Management
- Social Media management
Other topics that address the theme will also be considered.
The Conference Program Committee invites contributions in a variety of traditional and non-traditional formats, including posters. Submissions must include:
- type and length of presentation
- abstract of the proposed paper or panel (max 300 words)
- brief bio statement(s)
- contact information
Please direct questions related to the conference to Chance and Jane.
Happy Holidays from the ARMA-VI Board!
The Board would like to wish you and yours a very happy holiday season. We're also thinking about programming for 2017 and are interested in hearing from you about:
- Sessions you'd like us to host for you (Tours, Book Club meetings, Knowledge Sharing sessions, Presentations, etc.), and
- Presentations you'd like to deliver as a speaker
Visit the new ARMA Canada Discussion Boards
The ARMA Canada forums (link) give Members a place to discuss IG, RM and IM topics with their colleagues locally and across the country. The forums help to build up a records management knowledge base that's easily accessible to everyone.
Dr Nancy McGovern and Kari Smith lecture on "Digital Preservation in Action: Building Sustainable Programs and Effective Workflows"
The Government Records Service of the Province of BC (link) and the Archives Association of British Columbia (link), with funding from the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (link), are pleased to announce a free lecture, "Digital Preservation in Action: Building Sustainable Programs and Effective Workflows," by Dr. Nancy McGovern and Kari Smith. The lecture will be held on Thursday October 27th at 10:30am in the Auditorium at St Ann's Academy, Victoria, BC (link). No registration is necessary.
Dr. Nancy McGovern has thirty years of experience preserving digital content and has held senior positions at ICPSR, Cornell University Library, the Open Society Archives, and the Center for Electronic Records of the U.S. National Archives. Since 2012, Dr. McGovern has been responsible for digital preservation at MIT Libraries.
Kari Smith is the Digital Archivist at the MIT Institute Archives and Special Collections. Prior to joining MIT, Ms. Smith worked at the University of Michigan, Cornell University Library and Columbia University Library.
Curious about ARMA Vancouver Island?
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Date, time and location information is in the column to your left (under the heading "Next Meeting"). But please send us an RSVP so that we can keep a look-out for you.
Employers: Post Your Job Opportunities On This Website
Do you have a job opportunity available in the Records Management or Information Governance field? Why not post it on our website? Records and IG professionals from all over the world watch our website regularly -- and having won the ARMA Canada Chapter of the Year Award in 2014 hasn't hurt our reputation!
Job opportunities, located in the Pacific Northwest and in Western Canada, in records management and information governance, are posted on our Careers page free of charge. To post an employment opportunity, please email your posting, in PDF format if possible, to the web-manager, including position title, the employer's name/institution, the job location, and the closing date for submitting applications.
ARMA Vancouver Island = Chapter of the Year!
Not that we're the kind to toot our own horns (well, maybe sometimes), but ... YAAAAY US!!!!
In case you haven't heard the news, our chapter took home the first ever Canada Cup for Chapter of the Year at the ARMA Canada Conference held in Ottawa. We were called "small but mighty" and described as "raising the bar for everyone."
Not surprisingly, your ARMA Vancouver Island Board is [still] thrilled to bits!
Events / Meetups
- Stay Tuned!
- Thu. Jan. 19 5:15pm sharp BC Ferries Atrium Building, 1321 Blanshard. Meet by elevators.