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Arrangement and Description (Core)

August 14, 2017 - August 15, 2017


General description:

Arrangement and description of archival material is the nuts and bolts of archival work. This workshop focuses on the principles of arrangement and includes case studies, providing the participant with a “hands on” opportunity to arrange several typical fonds. The second day of the workshop begins with a discussion of description, different types of finding aids, and finishes with participants discussing the principles of description.

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.


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 upcoming dates.


August 14, 2017
August 15, 2017
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Jamie Serran


Nova Scotia Archives
6016 University Avenue
Halifax, NS B3H 1W4 Canada
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