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August 2015

Introduction to the Preservation of Archives (Core)

August 27, 2015 - August 28, 2015
Colchester-Hants Public Library, Tatamagouche Branch, 170 Main Street
Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia Canada
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$125

General description: The principles of preservation management dictate that the archivist must first assess, then plan, and only then act. This workshop will instruct participants in preservation basics including appropriate care and handling of archival material, agents of deterioration, appropriate storage environments and enclosures and knowing when to contact a conservator. 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…

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October 2016

Council of Archives New Brunswick and Council of Nova Scotia Archives Copyright Workshop

October 17, 2016 @ 8:00 am - November 18, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
United Church Maritime Conference Archives, 21 Wright St
Sackville, New Brunswick E4L 4P8 Canada
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CANB and CNSA are pleased to sponsor a two-day workshop on copyright issues for archival institutions. The first day will cover how the Canadian copyright law works (with particular attention to its application in the digital environment) by looking at the key provisions of the Copyright Act (including the 2012 amendments) and relevant case law. Topics to be covered include: what is (and isn't) protected by copyright, categories of copyright-protected matter, ownership and duration of copyright, economic rights of copyright…

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Introduction to Rules for Archival Description (Core)

October 24, 2016 - October 25, 2016
Akins Room, Nova Scotia Archives, 6016 University Ave.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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$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, based on international standard ISAD(G). This 2-day workshop will introduce and explain the rules in RAD,  the archival principles behind it, and give some hands-on practice editing and writing RAD-compliant fonds and series descriptions. Participants are required to bring a copy of the…

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February 2017

Education Committee Meeting

February 6, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Nova Scotia Archives, 6016 University Avenue
Halifax, NS B3H 1W4 Canada
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May 2017

2017 Pre-conference workshop – History of Photography

May 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Akins Room, Nova Scotia Archives, 6016 University Ave.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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The CNSA will host a pre-conference workshop on May 10, 2017, on the History of Photography. This workshop will survey photography’s major technical developments since its invention in the early nineteenth century, and examine how photography has been used and understood by practitioners over the centuries. Our instructor, Sharon Murray, is a PhD candidate in Art History at Concordia University specializing in photographic history and theory. She has published articles in Archivaria, Ceil Variable magazine, and the Journal of Canadian…

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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 - May 25
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 - December 11
Colchester Historeum, 29 Young Street
Truro, Nova Scotia Canada
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$125

Date: December 10, 2018, 9:30am-4pm to December 11, 2018, 9am-3pm Location: Colchester Historeum, 29 Young Street, Truro, Nova Scotia Cost: $125 for CNSA members Instructor: Sara Hollett, Archives Advisor, Council of Nova Scotia Archives. With former Archives Advisor, Jamie Serran. Registration is now open! Please register below. Registration deadline is December 5, 2018. 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…

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