CNSA's Core Courses in Archival Practice

The Council of Nova Scotia Archives offers six Core Courses in archival practice, which are taught on two-year rotation. Courses are primarily held online although occasionally may be offered at member sites around the province. Introduction to Archives is typically offered in the spring followed by two or three other courses in the Fall and Winter months. Additional workshops and courses on special archival topics may be offered throughout the year.

Online courses take place across four consecutive half-day session; in-person courses take place at a member institution over two full days. Most of the Core Courses are taught by the Archives Advisor except for Introduction to Preservation, which is taught by a professional conservator. The Core Courses can be taken as needed, or members can take the entire suite and complete our Archival Certificate Program.

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Upcoming Core Courses

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Hosting a CNSA Course

In-person courses and workshops are usually held at member institutions. The hosting institution receives a free registration, provided they supply the coffee breaks (normally one each morning and afternoon with a 2-day course) for all participants. Host institutions also provide the room, tables, chairs, and if necessary, a large viewing screen. CNSA provides all handouts, training materials, and presentation equipment.

If you would like to volunteer your site to host a course or workshop or if you would like to suggest a special workshop topic, please contact our Archives Advisor.