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Introduction to Archives (Core)

November 6, 2019 - November 7, 2019

General description

This workshop will give an overview of archival management, explaining the difference between a fonds and a collection, the archival principles of provenance and original order, and introduce participants to the basic archival functions of acquisition, accessioning, appraisal, arrangement, description and reference.

This workshop is part of the CNSA Archival Certificate Program.

Learning Method:

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

Prior knowledge required

None required, however experience working in or with archival records is an asset.


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 our Archives Advisor for upcoming dates.

Pre-workshop Reading

Loo, Rowena, Kim Eberhard and Jackie Bettington.“Chapter 1: What are Archives and Archival Programs” in Keeping Archives 3rd ed. Canberra, Australia: Australian Society of Archivists, 2008.



November 6, 2019
November 7, 2019
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Archives Advisor