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2016/17 Provincial Archival Development Program (PADP)

The 2016/2017 Provincial Archival Development Program (PADP) is now up and running! The PADP offers a unique opportunity for CNSA Institutional members to receive funding for their archival projects, including: – global preservation assessments and implementing preservation projects; – arrangement and description projects of holdings related to underrepresented groups (or that nagging backlog of unprocessed…

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Notice: Early Bird Deadline Extended for AML Conference

Early Bird Conference Rate Extended to August 28!   We have received huge interest and registration for this year’s special joint conference of the Association of Nova Scotia Museums (ANSM), the Council of Nova Scotia Archives (CNSA), the Library Boards Association of Nova Scotia (LBANS), and the Nova Scotia Library Association (NSLA)! In making our…

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ALM Conference Volunteers Needed

Volunteer Opportunities Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the 2015 ALM Conference! Below you’ll find a list of volunteer opportunities that are available.   Volunteer Coordinator The Volunteer Coordinator will organize conference volunteers and their work including: Preparing and implementing a coordination plan Recruiting and training volunteers for the conference Developing tools and…

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AML Conference Registration and Schedule Coming Soon

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb Globally, archives, libraries and museums are recognizing the similarities in the work we do. We all collect, manage and share resources. While professionally we approach these functions from different perspectives. there are many opportunities for us…

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CNSA AGM 2015 / MemoryNS Training

Please join us for this year’s CNSA AGM! Due to the joint superconference in September 2015, we will be holding this year’s AGM separate from the conference. Instead, we will have a full day of instruction (morning and afternoon sessions) on our new provincial archival database, MemoryNS, with the AGM taking place over the lunch…

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Hello MemoryNS

For more than a decade, Archway has been CNSA members’ online database of descriptive information about archival records in the province.  Now we’re retiring Archway, and saying hello to MemoryNS. MemoryNS MemoryNS uses standards-based, open source AtoM archival description software.  It aims to be more user-friendly for both researchers and records-holders, making it easier for…

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Annual Conference 2014

At Your Service: Balancing Access and Outreach in Archives Dates: May 29-30, 2014 Location: Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax, NS Registration is now open! Register before May 9, 2014 for the discounted rate! Payment options are cheque, cash, or PayPal (available with online registration only) You can register online by filling out the form located here:…

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Film Preservation and Access Workshops, May 28, 2014

Presenter: Heather Harkins Location: Akins Room, Nova Scotia Archives, 6016 University Ave. Halifax This year, we are really excited to be able to offer a special workshop here in Halifax right before the conference! So you can get TWO professional development activities out of one trip! To learn more and register, click here    Image credits:JISC.…

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RSC Expert Panel on the Status and Future of Libraries and Archives

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…

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Nova Scotia Provincial Heritage Fair 2013

The Nova Scotia Provincial Heritage Fair was held at Pier 21 on 31 May 2013 and, for the fourth year, the CNSA presented a prize for the best use of primary sources for a history project. This year’s recipient was Sarah Kittilsen for her project “She was There and She Survived” which focused on her…

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