CNSA VP Hansel Cook and I (Jamie) appeared before the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) Expert Panel on the Status and Future of Libraries and Archives on behalf of the Council on Friday, November 8th at Dalhousie. Due to a last-minute scheduling change, we were able to gain a private audience with the four Halifax panelists! It was a fantastic opportunity to share who we are, what we do, and our thoughts on the direction and future of Canada's archival community.
Two of our three remaining Core Curriculum courses have been rescheduled in new locations. Both courses will take place at Dalhousie's Killam Library in Halifax, NS, and the date changes are as follows:
- Arrangement and Description - October 16-17
- Introduction to the Rules of Archival Description - October 28-29
Access and Reference will take place as scheduled on November 6-7 at the Beaton Institute in Sydney, NS.
Each year the Association of Canadian Archivists hold a workshop or institute on archives science in addition to the national conference. This year the topic was digital preservation. One of our members, Sharon Riel, Archivist for the Catholic Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth, attended the workshop with assistance from the CNSA Professional Development & Training Assistance Bursary and provides this report on her experience.