Monday, January 13, 2014

Canadian Archives Summit

On Friday January 17, 2014 the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA), the Canadian Council of Archives (CCA), and l'Association des Archivistes du Quebec (AAQ) are hosting the Canadian Archives Summit: Towards a New Blueprint for Canada's Recorded Memory.  The focus of the Summit is the future of documentary heritage in Canada and aims to stimulate discussion amongst the Canadian archival community.

 A number of 'Thought Leader' papers have been released in advance of the Summit and can be viewed online.  These papers tackle a number of interesting topics including community archives, archives in a digital world, the public perception of archives, and challenges archives are facing.

The Summit will be held at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto from 8:30am - 5:00pm and simulcast at select sites across the county. The distributed model of delivery is interesting and allows for engagement of archivists who are unable to travel to Toronto.  Granted, the majority of the simulcast and discussion sites are in larger centers so archivists in rural areas or smaller cities may still not be able to participate as fully. 

Full details of the event can be seen here

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