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May 2017

2017 CNSA AGM/Spring Conference

May 11, 2017 - May 12, 2017
Akins Room, Nova Scotia Archives, 6016 University Ave.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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Our 2017 Spring Conference, "Facilitating Accessibility; Celebrating Diversity", will be held May 11-12, 2017, at Nova Scotia Archives in Halifax. We look forward to welcoming you for two days of inspiring sessions on accessibility and diversity in archives. We encourage you to visit this space, as well as our Facebook page, to get the latest schedule updates. We will also be hosting a pre-conference workshop on May 10, 2017, on the History of Photography. This workshop will survey photography’s major…

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August 2017

Arrangement and Description (Core)

August 14, 2017 - August 15, 2017
Nova Scotia Archives, 6016 University Avenue
Halifax, NS B3H 1W4 Canada
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$125

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…

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October 2017

Access and Reference (Core)

October 23, 2017 - October 24, 2017
Nova Scotia Archives, 6016 University Avenue
Halifax, NS B3H 1W4 Canada
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$125

General description: Providing good reference service to archival users is a key function of any archives. If done well, it can increase use, improve community relations and generate some revenue. If done poorly, it can damage reputations, decrease use and sour relationships. This workshop will help you begin or improve your reference services and covers such topics as access policies, how to conduct reference interviews,copyright and other reproduction considerations,professional ethics,dealing with sensitive material in your holdings,managing reference services, security and collecting statistics…

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May 2018

Introduction to Archives (Core)

May 24, 2018 - May 25, 2018
Acadia University Wolfville, Nova Scotia Canada + Google Map
$75.00

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…

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December 2018

Acquisition, Appraisal and Accessioning (Core)

December 10, 2018 - December 11, 2018
Colchester Historeum, 29 Young Street
Truro, Nova Scotia Canada
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$125

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…

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January 2019

Introduction to the Rules for Archival Description (Core)

January 31 - February 1
$125

General description: The description of records and the creation of finding aids are the method for providing access to your archival holdings. The Rules for Archival Description (RAD) is the Canadian standard which guides our descriptive work. This 2-day workshop introduces and explains the rules in RAD. It focuses on the practical uses of RAD and its integration into Nova Scotia's shared archival database, MemoryNS. This includes online activities and uploading content to MemoryNS. Digital copies of RAD (2008 version)…

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May 2019

2019 CNSA AGM/Spring Conference

May 9 - May 10
Akins Room, Nova Scotia Archives, 6016 University Ave.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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*PLEASE NOTE: our PayPal account is currently (as of May 6th) not working. We can accept cash or cheque at the door on your first day at the conference. Or, you can set up an e-transfer. Please phone Sara Hollett, 902-424-7093 to arrange a password for the e-transfer. Please select 'cheque' as your payment method, regardless of how you are paying. We are very sorry for the inconvenience, and hope that it does not affect your conference plans. * The…

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Introduction to RAD/MemoryNS

May 23 @ 9:30 am - May 24 @ 4:00 pm
Université Sainte-Anne, La salle verte, Bibliothèque Louis R. Comeau, 1695, route 1
Pointe-de-l'Église, Nova Scotia B0W 1M0 Canada
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May 23rd-24th Université Sainte-Anne, la salle verte, Bibliothèque Louis R. Comeau, 1695, route 1, Pointe-de-l'Église, NÉ May 23rd: 10:00am-4:30pm & May 24th: 9:00am-4:00pm General description: The description of records and the creation of finding aids are the method for providing access to your archival holdings. The Rules for Archival Description (RAD) is the Canadian standard which guides our descriptive work. This 2-day workshop introduces and explains the rules in RAD. It focuses on the practical uses of RAD and its…

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Introduction to RAD/MemoryNS

May 30 @ 9:30 am - May 31 @ 4:00 pm
Sherbrooke Village, 42 Main Street
Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia B0J 3C0 Canada
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May 30th-31st Sherbrooke Village, 42 Main Street, Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia May 30th: 10:00am-4:30pm & May 31st: 9:00am-4:00pm General description: The description of records and the creation of finding aids are the method for providing access to your archival holdings. The Rules for Archival Description (RAD) is the Canadian standard which guides our descriptive work. This 2-day workshop introduces and explains the rules in RAD. It focuses on the practical uses of RAD and its integration into Nova Scotia's shared archival…

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October 2019

CCI Workshop, Care and Handling of Photographic Materials

October 2 @ 9:00 am - October 3 @ 4:30 pm
Nova Scotia Archives, 6016 University Avenue
Halifax, NS B3H 1W4 Canada
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Dates: October 2nd, 2019, 9:00am-5:00pm and October 3rd, 2019, 8:30am-4:00pm Location: Akins Room, Nova Scotia Archives, 6016 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia Cost: $175 Workshop is now FULL Find detailed schedule here! Overview This workshop discusses how to identify photographic processes as well as the structure, composition and format of a broad range of photographic materials. Agents of deterioration and mechanisms of deterioration are covered, as are proper storage and handling techniques for photograph collections. Ways to minimize potential damage…

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