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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, 2019 - February 1, 2019
$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, 2019 - May 10, 2019
Akins Room, Nova Scotia Archives, 6016 University Ave.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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The 2019 Spring Conference, "Beyond the Record," will be held at the Nova Scotia Archives from May 9th-10th, 2019. The AGM will happen on May 9th. This year we welcome back CNSA's Spring Conference with an exciting theme. "Beyond the Record" will focus on the fascinating projects going on in our communities that break through the traditional boundaries of archival work. Speakers will give insight into the innovative ways that archivists, users, and the public-at-large are interacting with Nova Scotia's…

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Introduction to RAD/MemoryNS

May 23, 2019 @ 9:30 am - May 24, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 9:30 am - May 31, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 9:00 am - October 3, 2019 @ 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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December 2019

PADP Training

December 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Colchester Historeum, 29 Young Street
Truro, Nova Scotia Canada
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Date: Monday, December 9th, 10:00am-3:00pm Location: Colchester Historeum, 29 Young Street, Truro, Nova Scotia Cost: FREE! Instructor: Patti Bannister, Provincial Archivist of Nova Scotia Description This one day workshop will help participants prepare a high-quality application for the Provincial Archival Development Program (PADP). In this interactive session, you will practice writing a grant application, get feedback, and have all your PADP questions answered. You will learn how to create timelines and budgets for various projects, including arrangement and description projects…

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January 2020

PADP Training II

January 16 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Nova Scotia Archives, 6016 University Avenue
Halifax, NS B3H 1W4 Canada
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Free

Date: Thursday, January 16th, 2020, 9:30am-3:30pm Location: Nova Scotia Archives, 6016 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia Cost: FREE! Instructor: Patti Bannister, Provincial Archivist of Nova Scotia Description This one day workshop will help participants prepare a high-quality application for the Provincial Archival Development Program (PADP). In this interactive session, you will practice writing a grant application, get feedback, and have all your PADP questions answered. You will learn how to create timelines and budgets for various projects, including arrangement and…

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May 2020

2020 CNSA AGM/Spring Conference

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - May 8 @ 4:30 pm
Akins Room, Nova Scotia Archives, 6016 University Ave.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the CNSA conference and AGM previously scheduled for May 7-8th will now take place in October 2020 at the Nova Scotia Archives. At this time, conference registration is still suspended. We will contact those that have already registered for the conference. Further information on the conference and AGM will be circulated in summer 2020. The 2020 Spring Conference, “Digital Realities,” will be held at the Nova Scotia Archives from May 7th-8th, 2020. The AGM will…

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