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Introduction to Archives (Core)

May 24 - May 25


Registration opens: February 23, 2018  closes: May 18, 2018

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.


Members can register online here. 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.

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.


May 24
May 25
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Jamie Serran


Acadia University
Wolfville,Nova ScotiaCanada+ Google Map