ACA@UBC 2020: From Accountability to Memory

Save the date: the 12th annual ACA@UBC symposium will take place February 13-14 2020. The theme for the conference is “From Accountability to Memory: The Duty to Document, the Right to Destroy, the Need to Preserve.”

ISO 15489 defines appraisal as “the process of evaluating business activities to determine which records need to be created and captured and how long the records need to be kept.” The openness of this definition has allowed the evolution of archival and records management practices to adapt to the current political and social climate. Currently, governments are issuing legislation that imposes upon public officers the duty to document all of their activities and decisions. In this context, records and archives managers have become an essential part of the documentation of internal procedures, including appraisal decisions, destruction, and preservation, at all levels. Likewise, individuals are gaining power over the existence of records about them and by them by exercising the right to destroy under the right to be forgotten, while people claim the need to preserve their memory as well as to choose the place of preservation. The personal and legal liability of records and archives professionals have become deep-seated concerns in recent years.

The 12th annual ACA@UBC Seminar and Symposium will explore the role of appraisal in society today, as well as our professional roles in relation to it.

Taking place on February 13th 2020, the seminar will consist of four interactive discussion sessions led by the symposium speakers as well as additional panelists. You do not have to prepare a presentation for the seminar.

Taking place on February 14th 2020, the symposium will be opened by the Director of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, Dr. Luanne Freund, and a delegate of the  University of British Columbia, and will feature the following speakers:

Confirmed speakers:

  • Jason Baron (Legal Practitioner and Co-Chair of the Information Governance Initiative, United States of America)
  • Gabriele Bezzi ((Polo Archivistico Regionale dell’Emilia-Romagna, Italy)
  • Adrian Cunningham (Former Director of the Digital Archives Program, Queensland State Archives, Australia)
  • Darrell Evans (Canadian Institute for Privacy Studies)
  • Lucy Fletcher (Director for Government, The National Archives of the United Kingdom)
  • Susan Laidlaw (Executive Director, Government Records Service at BC Ministry of Citizens’ Services, Canada)
  • Matteo Manfredi (Professor of Archives and Records Management, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Ecuador)
  • Andrea Riley (Supervisor of Operations Research and Support, Office of the Chief Records Officer, NARA)
  • Andrew Ross (Manager of Government Records, Archives Branch, Library and Archives Canada)
  • Dieter Schlenker (Director of Historical Archives of the European Union)

Save the Date: Policy Matters

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The website for the 11th Annual Seminar and Symposium (February 14-15, 2019) can be found here.

Once again, the Association of Canadian Archivists Student Chapter at the University of British Columbia (ACA@UBC) is delighted to present its annual international Seminar and Symposium, Policy Matters, which will be held at UBC from February 14th to 15th, 2019.

Whether to enact legislation and regulations, to implement standards and codes of professional ethics, or to meet the demand for the use of new technologies and societal or community requirements, policies guide nearly all aspects of recordkeeping, archival, and information practices. Recent technological and cultural shifts mean that records and archives professionals increasingly have to reconcile demands internal to the profession with those of their stakeholders, partners, users and society at large.

The 11th annual ACA@UBC Seminar and Symposium will explore the multifaceted role of policy in the history, present and future of the records and archives professions.

Event dates and location:

As in previous years, all events will take place on the University of British Columbia campus. The event will feature a Seminar-day and a Symposium-day. The seminar consists of interactive panels with a range of international speakers, while the symposium features presentations in which speakers express their personal opinions and share their experiences. Students, academics, and professionals are invited to attend both events and to actively participate.

Confirmed Speakers to date:

  • David Loukidelis (David Loukidelis QC Law Corporation)
  • Normand Charbonneau (Library and Archives Canada)
  • John Roberts (Archives of Ontario)
  • Lluis Casellas (City of Girona Archives, Spain)
  • Jenny Bunn (University College London, GB)
  • Sebastien Soyez (National Archives of Belgium)
  • Camille Callison (University of Manitoba)
  • Basma Makhlouf Shabou (Haute École de Gestion, Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Gustavo Castaner (European External Action Service (EEAS), Brussels, Belgium)

Register for the ACA@UBC 10th Annual Symposium!

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We hope everyone had a relaxing and restful winter break! The ACA@UBC’s 10th annual symposium will be on February 15-16, 2018. Early bird registration is now open until Wednesday, January 31st. Rates are $10 for students and $35 for non-students (regular rate $45).

This year’s symposium is Unresolved: Balancing Access and Privacy in a Digital Age. We hope you can join us!

Note: Some people are experiencing problems accessing the Showpass registration link (https://www.showpass.com/acaubcsymposium2018/). We have been in contact with Showpass and they believe it to be a device and/or firewall specific issue. If you are unable to open the link, please call Showpass at 1-844-307-7469 to register over the phone.

Register for the ACA@UBC 9th Annual Symposium!

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Happy New Year and welcome to 2017! We are pleased to announce that registration for the 9th Annual International Symposium is now open, and can be reached via the link below.

The theme for this year is Managing the Analogue. We have some amazing guests and speakers lined up, so be sure to register early!

http://acasymposium.rezgo.com/details/112304/acaubc-9th-annual-international-symposium-2017

Save the date: ACA@UBC Symposium, Feb 9-10

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Our ninth annual international Seminar and Symposium, Managing the Analogue, is just around the corner, February 9 to 10, 2017 at UBC! We will share registration details here soon!

In a time where our archival backlogs are steadily increasing, questions must be asked about how we can manage an often overwhelming amount of physical records. Furthermore, in an increasingly digital world, archives must have a solid understanding of how to regulate analogue materials before they can hope to proficiently and effectively manage digital records.

Event dates and location: The seminar consists of interactive panels with a range of speakers, while the symposium features presentations in which speakers express their personal opinions and share their experiences. Students, academics, and professionals are invited to attend both events and to actively participate in the seminar. Seminar sessions will be held on February 9th at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The symposium will take place on Friday, February 10th at the Frederic Wood Theatre (6354 Crescent Road, UBC).

Confirmed speakers to date:
Raymond Frogner: National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, University of Manitoba
Theresa Rowat: The Archive of the Jesuits in Canada
Robert McIntosh: Library and Archives Canada
Mary McIntosh: Government Records Service, BC Ministry of Finance
George Blood: George Blood, L.P.
Terry O’Riordan: Provincial Archives of Alberta
Christina Kovac: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

Apply to the ACA Mentorship Program

The Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) offers a mentorship program each year. It’s a great opportunity for mentees to be paired with an experienced archivist to ask questions and learn more about archival work in Canada. You must be a member of the ACA to join this worthwhile program! The deadline is November 30.

For more information, and to fill in an application form, visit:

http://www.archivists.ca/content/aca-mentorship-program

ACA@UBC 2017 Seminar and Symposium details!

We’re excited to announce details about our ninth annual international Seminar and Symposium, Managing the Analogue, which will be held at UBC from February 9 to 10, 2017. In a time where our archival backlogs are steadily increasing, questions must be asked about how we can manage an often overwhelming amount of physical records. Furthermore, in an increasingly digital world, archives must have a solid understanding of how to regulate analogue materials before they can hope to proficiently and effectively manage digital records.

Event dates and location: The seminar consists of interactive panels with a range of speakers, while the symposium features presentations in which speakers express their personal opinions and share their experiences. Students, academics, and professionals are invited to attend both events and to actively participate in the seminar. Seminar sessions will be held on February 9th at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The symposium will take place on Friday, February 10th at the Frederic Wood Theatre (6354 Crescent Road, UBC).

Confirmed speakers to date:
Raymond Frogner: National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, University of Manitoba
Theresa Rowat: The Archive of the Jesuits in Canada
Robert McIntosh: Library and Archives Canada
Mary McIntosh: Government Records Service, BC Ministry of Finance
George Blood: George Blood, L.P.
Terry O’Riordan: Provincial Archives of Alberta
Christina Kovac: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration