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Acquisition, Appraisal and Accessioning (Core)

December 10 - December 11


Date: December 10, 2018, 9:30am-4pm to December 11, 2018, 9am-3pm

Location: Colchester Historeum, 29 Young Street, Truro, Nova Scotia

Cost: $125 for CNSA members

Instructor: Sara Hollett, Archives Advisor, Council of Nova Scotia Archives. With former Archives Advisor, Jamie Serran.

Registration is now open! Please register below. Registration deadline is December 5, 2018.

General description:

Participants will be guided through the three archival functions of acquisition, appraisal and accessioning. The acquisition process involves choosing appropriate materials to be housed at the archives and accepting them into custody. Accessioning is the official legal acceptance of those records. Once they have been accepted, they can be processed in the institution and only the most valuable records need to be kept– this is appraisal. This workshop will teach participants how to evaluate material for inclusion in archival collections and the practical steps required for acceptance of material. Topics covered will include requirements of policy and practice as well as options for a variety of archival scenarios.

This workshop is part of the CNSA Archival Certificate Program.

Learning Method:

Learning is done through a combination of lecture, personal reading, small group discussion, and practical exercises over a 2-day period in an informal, friendly atmosphere.

Prior knowledge required:

Introduction to Archives workshop or experience working with archival records.


Members can register online by filling out the form below.  Payments online can be made via PayPal with your credit card or PayPal account.

Or you can send a cheque to the CNSA Office, 6016 University Ave., Halifax, NS, Canada, B3H 1W4.

Only 20 seats are available – please register early to avoid disappointment.

Registration is open to CNSA members in good standing,

A travel subsidy is available to CNSA members. Click here for Expense Claim Form for travel subsidy.

Contact Sara Hollett, Archives Advisor, for more information.


December 10
December 11
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Sara Hollett


Colchester Historeum
29 Young Street
Truro,Nova ScotiaCanada
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