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Acquisition, Appraisal and Accessioning (Core)

May 28, 2016 - May 29, 2016

Date: May 28-29, 2015
Location:Antigonish Heritage Museum, 20 East Main Street, Antigonish, NS
Cost: $125 for CNSA members
Instructor: Jamie Serran, Archives Advisor, Council of Nova Scotia Archives

Registration is now open! Please register using the form below.

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.


May 28, 2016
May 29, 2016
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Jamie Serran


Antigonish Heritage Museum
20 East Main Street
Antigonish,Nova ScotiaCanada
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