Kicking off the new semester!

This Friday starting at 7pm in Koerner’s Pub on UBC campus, come kick-off the new semester with us, reconnect with old friends, and make new ones! A very special invitation is extended to the new cohort of 2016, as we would love to meet all of you! You can come straight after the LASSA potluck. Click here to see event details on Facebook.  And… Our first meeting is next week, Thursday Sept 15 at 1pm in the Trail Room next to the SLIAS lounge…  It was great to see all the new faces at today’s orientation and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

 

 

 

Come to our AGM on Monday March 7!

Exciting things happening on the Monday, March 7th meeting of ACA@UBC include:

1) Elections for next year’s executive members.
2) Proving we have enough members to remain an official UBC club.
3) Eating pizza.

If you would like to participate in any of these three things come to our meeting on March 7th at noon in the Trail Room, SLAIS, 4th floor. Even if you don’t want to be an executive, even if you’ve never come to a meeting before we would still love to see you there!

ACA@UBC Seminar and Symposium kicks off tomorrow!

Our 8th Annual International Seminar and Symposium kicks off tomorrow at UBC on the theme of “Preserving Liquid Communication”!

On Wed Feb 10 and Thur Feb 11, Seminars runs from 10am-4pm in the Dodson Room located on the third floor of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The Symposium takes place on Fri Feb 12 from 9:30am-4:30pm in the Frederick Wood Theatre.

Hashtag: #acaubc2016

For full details visit http://acasymposium2016.sites.olt.ubc.ca

And… if you haven’t already, you can submit questions to Seminar panels online here: acasymposium2016.sites.olt.ubc.ca/submit-question or you can also submit questions to our Twitter account at @ACAUBC or by tweeting using the hashtag #acaubc2016

See you there!

Submit your Seminar panel questions

Submit your questions to the Seminar panels taking place on February 10 and 11 as part of the 2016 ACA@UBC Seminar & Symposium on Preserving Liquid Communication!

The seminar panels will be directed by questions submitted by students, faculty, professionals, visitors, the general public, organizations, and other speakers. While there will be opportunities throughout the seminars to ask questions, we are collecting questions before the event to prepare the panels. Please feel free to submit as many questions as you’d like.

Submit them online here: acasymposium2016.sites.olt.ubc.ca/submit-question or you can also submit questions to our Twitter account at @ACAUBC or by tweeting using the hashtag #acaubc2016

The Seminar & Symposium runs February 10 to 12 at UBC. See full details and register online at acasymposium2016.sites.olt.ubc.ca

ACA@UBC Symposium Line-Up!

The Symposium program is now online for the 2016 ACA@UBC Seminar & Symposium on Preserving Liquid Communication! The Symposium takes place on February 12th and the there are also two Seminar days on February 10th and 11th.

Symposium speakers:

Amelia Acker (University of Pittsburgh): Mobile Records, Social Media, and Recent Trends in Records Destruction
Kate Theimer (ArchivesNext): Gaps in the Past and Gaps in the Future: Archival Silences and Social Media
Peter Meisner and Houston White (UBC Public Affairs): Digital and Social Media at UBC Public Affairs
Jenny Wang (Renmin University of China): Social Media and Archival Access in China
Erin O’Meara (Gates Archive): No More Waiting for Godot: Archival Practice in the Age of Social Media and Hosted Platforms
Babak Hamidzadeh (University of Maryland): What Can and Should be Preserved in Social Media Communications, and How!
Greg Bak (University of Manitoba): Constructing Ephemerality: The Bitstream and the Cloud
Patricia Klambauer: Web Archiving and the National Archival Collection: Capturing the Everyday Record

See full details about the Symposium and Seminars and register online now at acasymposium2016.sites.olt.ubc.ca

Also, you can submit your questions for the Seminars at acasymposium2016.sites.olt.ubc.ca/submit-question or you can also submit questions to our Twitter account at @ACAUBC or by tweeting using the hashtag #acaubc2016

Two new speakers announced for the ACA@UBC Symposium

We’re excited to announce two new speakers participating in the 2016 ACA@UBC Seminar & Symposium on Preserving Liquid Communication: Patricia Klambauer, Digital Capacity, Evaluation and Acquisitions Branch, Library and Archives Canada and Jenny Wang, School of Information Resource Management, Renmin University of China.

The three-day Seminar & Symposium, taking place at UBC from February 10 to 12, 2016, will address fast-growing issues around the preservation of informal communications in cloud environments generated through the use of social media. You don’t want to miss it! See full details and register online now at  acasymposium2016.sites.olt.ubc.ca

Early Bird Registration Ends Tomorrow for the ACA@UBC Seminar & Symposium

Early bird registration ends tomorrow so reserve your place at the ACA@UBC Seminar and Symposium now! Until January 15: professionals pay only $35 to attend all events; students pay $10 (this includes lunch at the Symposium). Professionals who sign up on January 16 or later pay $45, while students continue to pay $10. Click here to register now!

Our 8th annual Seminar and Symposium, held on February 10-12, 2016 at the University of British Columbia. The theme of this year’s event is “Preserving Liquid Communication,” with a focus on the preservation of informal communications generated in cloud environments through the use of social media. Speakers will discuss these matters informally with attending professionals, students, and professors at the Seminar on February 10 and 11 (10:00am-4:00pm). The Symposium, featuring formal presentations from speakers, will be held on February 12 (9:00am-5:00pm).

8 experts who will participate in the Seminar and give the following presentations at the Symposium:

  • Amelia Acker, University of Pittsburgh: “Mobile Records, Social Media, and Recent Trends in Records Destruction”
  • Greg Bak, University of Manitoba: Constructing Ephemerality: The Bitstream and the Cloud
  • Babak Hamidzadeh, University of Maryland: “What Can and Should Be Preserved in Social Media Communications and How”
  • Peter Meiszner and Houston White, UBC Public Affairs Office: Digital and Social Media at UBC Public Affairs
  • Staff from Library and Archives Canada: “Web Archiving and the National Archival Collection: Capturing the Everyday Record”
  • Erin O’Meara, Gates Archive: “No More Waiting for Godot: Archival Practice in the Age of Social Media and Hosted Platforms”
  • Kate Theimer, ArchivesNext.com: “Gaps in the Past and Gaps in the Future: Archival Silences and Social Media”

Click here to register now!

SLA Panel, Convergence: Information Professionals in Libraries and Archives

Next Wednesday, January 20, our friends at UBC’s Special Libraries Association (SLA) student group is hosting a panel titled “Convergence: Information Professionals in Libraries and Archives”. The time is 11:00am-12:30pm (panel begins at 11:30am) in Rm. 301 – Lillooet Room, Irving K. Barber Centre, UBC. Panelists include former SLAIS MAS students.

●      Taryn Day is the Sample Librarian and Archivist for lululemon athletica, an international athletic apparel company founded in Vancouver.
●      Bronwyn Guiton is a Research Librarian at Lawson Lundell LLP, a 3-person law firm library in downtown Vancouver, and President-Elect of the SLA Western Canada Chapter.
●      Carolyn Soltau is a Research Librarian with The Province and Vancouver Sun, a contract Reference Librarian at Douglas College and Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and Vancouver Director of the SLA Western Canada Chapter.
●      Kristy Waller is a Media Archivist at the Western Front, an artist-run centre, and a part-time auxiliary archivist at the City of Vancouver Archives.
●      Jana Buhlmann is a Senior Project Archivist at Libraries and Archives Canada (LAC), a federal institution that acquires, preserves and makes Canada’s documentary heritage accessible.

Find out more about special libraries and archives, ask general questions about the panelists’ roles within their organizations, and discuss the differences between their roles as librarians and/or archivists. Lunch and refreshments will be served. Please register here before 3pm, Monday, January 18th.

If you are interested in volunteering to help out with the event, would like to submit topics or questions for the panel, or have any questions or concerns, please contact Cecilia Rose at ubcrep@wcanada.sla.org.

Seminar & Symposium Early Bird Special Ends January 16

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Reserve your place now at the ACA@UBC Seminar and Symposium, Preserving Liquid Communication, taking place February 10-12, 2016 at UBC! Early-bird registrants receive a reduced rate until Friday, January 15: professionals pay only $35 to attend all events; students pay $10 (this includes lunch at the Symposium). Professionals who sign up on Saturday, January 16 or later pay $45, while students continue to pay $10. Register online here.

2016 Seminar and Symposium Presenters

The ACA at UBC is pleased to host eight experts, who will participate in the Seminar and give the following presentations at the Symposium:
·      Amelia Acker, University of Pittsburgh: Mobile Records, Social Media, and Recent Trends in Records Destruction
·      Greg Bak, University of Manitoba: Constructing Ephemerality: The Bitstream and the Cloud
·      Babak Hamidzadeh, University of Maryland: What Can and Should Be Preserved in Social Media Communications and How
·      Peter Meiszner and Houston White, UBC Public Affairs Office: Digital and Social Media at UBC Public Affairs
·      TBD, Library and Archives Canada: Web Archiving and the National Archival Collection: Capturing the Everyday Record
·      Erin O’Meara, Gates Archive: No More Waiting for Godot: Archival Practice in the Age of Social Media and Hosted Platforms
·      Kate Theimer, ArchivesNext.com: Gaps in the Past and Gaps in the Future: Archival Silences and Social Media

Reserve your place at the ACA@UBC Seminar and Symposium now! Early-bird registrants receive a reduced rate until January 15: professionals pay only $35 to attend all events; students pay $10 (this includes lunch at the Symposium). Professionals who sign up on January 16 or later pay $45, while students continue to pay $10.  Register online here.