A friendly reminder that the deadline to apply to the ACA Mentorship Program is November 13, 2015. The program is open to new archivists and archival studies students who are ACA members. A three-year ACA student membership only costs $58. For full details visit the ACA website at archivists.ca/content/aca-mentorship-program
The third ACA@UBC meeting of the year is set for Tuesday, October 27 starting at noon in the Trail Room at SLAIS.
The ACA@UBC is excited to present its Eighth Annual International Seminar and Symposium, Preserving Liquid Communication, which will be held at UBC from February 10 to 12, 2016.
The 2016 seminar and symposium will focus on the preservation of informal communications in cloud environments generated through the use of social media. Archivists, records managers, and other information professionals will discuss the nature of social media output, the identification of what should be preserved, methods of preservation and provision of access, and legal issues related to intellectual rights, privacy, right to be forgotten, and more.
The two-day seminar will discuss the issues informally while the symposium will feature formal presentations by our speakers. All SLAIS students and professors, interested students and professors from other UBC units, and information professionals are invited to attend both events and to actively participate in the seminar.
Symposium: Friday, February 12, 2016, Frederic Wood Theatre, 9:30am-4:30 p.m.
Seminars: Wednesday February 10, 2016 and Thursday February 11, 2016, Dodson Room, IK, Barber Centre, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Confirmed Speakers to date: Amelia Acker, University of Pittsburgh; Greg Bak, University of Manitoba; Babak Hamidazeh, University of Maryland; Erin O’Meara, Gates Foundation; Kate Theimer, ArchivesNext.com
The AABC will be hosting a Roundtable on “The Future of RAD” on Friday, October 23 from 10:30am-12:30 PM in the Lilooet Room (in the Irving K Barber Learning Centre at UBC). Participation is welcome at the Roundtable or by email or twitter during the live webcast that will be available for viewing online. Full details on the AABC website here. RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The Winter 2015 semester is getting into full swing already! The ACA@UBC wants to welcome new students to the ischool@UBC and welcome back returning students. And a big welcome to our new ACA@UBC chapter members and to those joining our 2015/2016 Executive! Stay posted here for news of upcoming events and details about our annual Symposium.