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  • 2016/17 Provincial Archival Development Program (PADP)

    March 16, 2016

    The 2016/2017 Provincial Archival Development Program (PADP) is now up and running! The PADP offers a unique opportunity for CNSA Institutional members to receive funding for their archival projects, including: – global preservation assessments and implementing preservation projects; – arrangement and description projects of holdings related to underrepresented groups (or that nagging backlog of unprocessed records); – projects that help to promote your archives as you seek to connect with new audiences. The 2016-2017 applications are now available via the Nova Scotia Archives web site: http://archives.novascotia.ca/padp Please see the PADP guidelines for more details of eligible projects. The PADP program…

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  • Notice: Early Bird Deadline Extended for AML Conference

    August 24, 2015

    Early Bird Conference Rate Extended to August 28!   We have received huge interest and registration for this year’s special joint conference of the Association of Nova Scotia Museums (ANSM), the Council of Nova Scotia Archives (CNSA), the Library Boards Association of Nova Scotia (LBANS), and the Nova Scotia Library Association (NSLA)! In making our conference even more accessible, we are extending our early bird deadline to Friday, August 28 2015. “Public Spaces, Community Places” is this year’s theme and will be held in Halifax from September 25-27.  For professionals or those who are interested in the field of archives,…

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  • ALM Conference Volunteers Needed

    August 20, 2015

    Volunteer Opportunities Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the 2015 ALM Conference! Below you’ll find a list of volunteer opportunities that are available.   Volunteer Coordinator The Volunteer Coordinator will organize conference volunteers and their work including: Preparing and implementing a coordination plan Recruiting and training volunteers for the conference Developing tools and materials used for volunteer coordination Performing other functions required to ensure successful coordination of conference volunteers Help volunteers meet role expectations Resolve volunteer problems which may arise in delivering an exciting and successful conference! This position will require a volunteer with strong organizational, interpersonal, and…

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  • The AML Conference Website Goes Live

    July 27, 2015

    Announcing the Must Attend, First Ever ALM Conference September 25-27, 2015, Halifax, Nova Scotia There is a common thread in what archives, libraries and museums do: we collect, manage, and share resources. The approaches and perspectives may be from different fields, but the knowledge sharing, technology, access and future of information resources, and places in which they exist are a common conversation. We have the opportunity to learn and exchange with each other to offer Nova Scotians the engagement and public and community resources they seek. The conference website is now live! Look through the program and see the opportunities: almconference.ca…

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  • AML Conference Registration and Schedule Coming Soon

    July 23, 2015

    “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb Globally, archives, libraries and museums are recognizing the similarities in the work we do. We all collect, manage and share resources. While professionally we approach these functions from different perspectives. there are many opportunities for us to learn from each other, and to optimize the experiences that we can offer the people of Nova Scotia. In joining together, we can explore practical ways to provide better experiences for the public, increase productivity, and work more efficiently. For the first time, the…

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  • CNSA AGM 2015 / MemoryNS Training

    April 20, 2015

    Please join us for this year’s CNSA AGM! Due to the joint superconference in September 2015, we will be holding this year’s AGM separate from the conference. Instead, we will have a full day of instruction (morning and afternoon sessions) on our new provincial archival database, MemoryNS, with the AGM taking place over the lunch break. We will be starting the day with a session on searching, editing, and publishing in MemoryNS, facilitated by the CNSA MemoryNS committee’s Zac Howarth and Karen White. At noon we’ll break for a catered lunch at the Nova Scotia Archives, during which the Council…

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  • Hello MemoryNS

    September 12, 2014

    For more than a decade, Archway has been CNSA members’ online database of descriptive information about archival records in the province.  Now we’re retiring Archway, and saying hello to MemoryNS. MemoryNS MemoryNS uses standards-based, open source AtoM archival description software.  It aims to be more user-friendly for both researchers and records-holders, making it easier for Council member instutions to maintain and promote their archival descriptions. All records from the Archway database will be migrated to MemoryNS, but we’re not quite there yet — for how we’re still calling MemoryNS a beta release — but we’ll be there soon.  We’re currently working…

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  • Annual Conference 2014

    May 1, 2014

    At Your Service: Balancing Access and Outreach in Archives Dates: May 29-30, 2014 Location: Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax, NS Registration is now open! Register before May 9, 2014 for the discounted rate! Payment options are cheque, cash, or PayPal (available with online registration only) You can register online by filling out the form located here: Online registration To register by mail, please fill out this form and mail it in with payment: Registration form   Annual General Meeting Documents 2014 Annual General Meeting Agenda 2013 Annual General Meeting Minutes (Draft) (coming soon) Annual Report (Coming Soon) Proposed Constitution amendments Motion…

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  • Film Preservation and Access Workshops, May 28, 2014

    April 23, 2014

    Presenter: Heather Harkins Location: Akins Room, Nova Scotia Archives, 6016 University Ave. Halifax This year, we are really excited to be able to offer a special workshop here in Halifax right before the conference! So you can get TWO professional development activities out of one trip! To learn more and register, click here    Image credits:JISC. (2006). BFI078_lowres. Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/jiscimages/436237895 Burns Library, Boston College (2010). Theater audience wearing 3-d glasses. Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/bc-burnslibrary/6766005689/

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  • RSC Expert Panel on the Status and Future of Libraries and Archives

    November 19, 2013

    CNSA VP Hansel Cook and I (Jamie) appeared before the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) Expert Panel on the Status and Future of Libraries and Archives on behalf of the Council on Friday, November 8th at Dalhousie. Due to a last-minute scheduling change, we were able to gain a private audience with the four Halifax panelists! It was a fantastic opportunity to share who we are, what we do, and our thoughts on the direction and future of Canada’s archival community. A public session followed our meeting, so we stayed to listen and take part. Turnout was very good – probably 50-60 people –…

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