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Other Resources for Archivists and Users of Archives


Other Archival Resources

Archival Listservs

Archives Associations and Councils

Related Organizations in B.C.


Other Resources for Archivists and Users of Archives provides links to resources of interest to archivists and users of archives and to sites of various related professional associations.
 

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Other Archival Resources


Archives Network of Alberta (ANA)

The Archives Society of Alberta's ANA database consists of descriptions of records held at publicly-accessible archival repositories in Alberta.

Alliance of Libraries, Archives and Records Management (ALARM) Index. B.C. Homepage

The ALARM Index provides listings of formal and informal educational opportunities in B.C. for archivists, librarians, and records managers.

Basic RAD

Hypertext version of Basic RAD. An Introduction to the preparation of fonds- and series-level descriptions using the Rules for Archival Description. This primer on the application of Canadian archival descriptive standards (RAD) has been created by the Saskatchewan Council of Archives.

British Columbia Archival Union List (BCAUL)

The Archives Association of British Columbia's BCAUL database consists of descriptions of records held at 163 publicly-accessible archival repositories in British Columbia.

British Columbia Archives - Records and Information Management Manual

Hypertext version of the British Columbia Archives' Records and Information Management Manual.

British Columbia Geographic Names Information System

Site (and its online database) is the authoritative source for information on place names in British Columbia.

British Columbia History Internet Home Page

Created by David Mattison, this comprehensive, general history resources site includes links to B.C. archives and museums, academic history departments, historic organizations, history publications, online databases and general British Columbiana. Links to contemporary online sources that aid in the study of B.C. history are also available.

British Columbia Information Management and Corporate Services Branch -- Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Homepage

Site contains hypertext versions of the Guide to Good Privacy Practices, FOIPOP Policy and Procedures Manual, Summaries and Policies Implications of the Orders of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, and the Directory of Records for B.C. government offices.

British Columbia Newspapers on Microfilm

Site provides descriptions of newspapers on microfilm in the holdings of the British Columbia Archives and the Legislative Library of British Columbia.

Canada Wide Health and Medical Archives Information Network

Site provides information on health and medical archives in Canada.

Canadian Archival Information Network Initiative (CAIN)

Site provides information and reports relating to the Canadian Council of Archives' Canadian Archival Information Network (CAIN) Initiative. Working documents and reports relating to CAIN can be consulted.

Canadian Archival Resources on the Internet

Site provides a comprehensive list of links to Canadian archives and associated resources on the Internet.

Canadian Conservation Institute

Site provides information on the CCI's structure and activities, publications and products, available services, and ongoing research programs. Site also provides illustrated examples of various conservation treatment procedures and techniques.

Code of Ethics for Archivists in Canada (Association of Canadian Archivists)

Text version of the ACA's "Code of Ethics for Archivists in Canada".

Copyright Act

Text version of the consolidated Copyright Act (Chapter C-42), updated to April 30, 1998.

Directory of Archival Repositories (Canadian Council of Archives)

This hypertext version of the 1996 CCA Directory of Archival Repositories contains entries for all member institutions of the Canadian Council of Archives. Each entry provides information on the name and location of the repository, along with contact information and a brief description of the extent, nature and scope of its holdings.

Encoded Archival Description (EAD) Official Web Site

Hosted by the Library of Congress (US), site provides information on the EAD Document Type Definition (DTD), a standard for encoding archival finding aids in the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML). Site is divided into four sections: general information, news and announcements, official documentation, and EAD tools.

Fictional World of Archives

Created by David Mattison, site documents fictional representations of archives and archivists in popular culture as depicted in novels, movies, TV shows, and cartoons.

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (British Columbia)

Hypertext version of the full text of B.C.'s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Guide for Managing Electronic Records from an Archival Perspective

Hypertext version of the International Council on Archives (ICA) study on the management of electronic records carried out by the ICA's Committee on Electronic Records.

Guide to Archival Repositories in British Columbia (AABC)

The hypertext version of the Archives Association of British Columbia's Guide to Archival Repositories in British Columbia contains entries for 184 publicly-accessible archives in the province and includes the name and location of each repository, contact information (including hours of operation), and a brief description of the extent, nature and scope of holdings at each institution.

Guide to the Fire Insurance Plans of British Columbia Cities

Online index to fire insurance plans of British Columbia cities held at the University of British Columbia Library Special Collections.

Interprovincial Archival Union Lists (BC and Alberta)

The Interprovincial Archival Union Lists prototype is a working model of integrated multiple database access to provincial/territorial archival union lists in Canada. The present prototype is comprised of the Archives Network of Alberta and the British Columbia Archival Union List.

National Archives of Canada

Site provides information about the functions, programs and holdings of the National Archives of Canada.

National Library of Canada

Site provides information about the programs and services of the National Library of Canada and includes the NLC's online resource entitled "Sources for Canadian Information".

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia

Site contains information about the functions and activities of BC's Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner. Includes hypertext versions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (British Columbia), publications and reports of the office, and Orders and Other Decisions made by the Commissioner.

Thompson-Okanagan Historic Photographs (Living Landscapes)

Site consists of a searchable collection of historic photographs depicting the Thompson/Okanagan region. The photographs have been drawn from various custodians, including the Kelowna Museum, the Historic O'Keefe Ranch (including photographs from the Okanagan Indian Band), the En'Owkin Centre, and the Okanagan Centre Museum.

UBC Research Project on Electronic Records

"The Protection of the Integrity of Electronic Records", a three-year SSHRCC-funded research project, is in its final year at the University of British Columbia's School of Library, Archival and Information Science. The aim of the research project is to identify and define the requirements for creating, handling, and preserving reliable and authentic electronic records.

University of British Columbia. School of Library, Archival and Information Studies

Site provides information on the School, graduate programs offered (including the Master of Archival Studies program), research projects, and the SLAIS Continuing Education Program.






Archival Listservs


ARCAN-L -- Canadian Archival Listserv

Provides a forum for discussion of archival issues and interests of particular relevance to Canadian archives and archivists.

To subscribe: from the email account you intend to use, send the following message to majordomo.srv.ualberta.ca: SUBSCRIBE ARCAN-L
 

RADMEMO -- Rules for Archival Description (RAD) Listserv

Provides a forum for the discussion of archival descriptive standards, including the Canadian Rules for Archival Description (RAD).

To subscribe: from the email account you intend to use, send the following message to listserv@yorku.ca: SUBSCRIBE RADMEMO Firstname Lastname
 

EAD -- Encoded Archival Description Listserv

Provides a forum for discussion of issues relating to the SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language) DTD (Document Type Definition) developed for archival finding aids.

To subscribe: from the email account you intend to use, send the following message to listserv@loc.gov: SUBSCRIBE EAD Firstname Initial Lastname
 






Archives Associations and Councils


Archives Association of British Columbia (AABC)

Site provides information about the structure and activities of the AABC as well as the advisory, educational, and advocacy services the Association provides to the archival community in the province.

Alliance for Canada's Audio-Visual Heritage

Site provides information on the objectives, structure and activities of the Alliance and includes the online version of the Alliance's "Information Bulletin".

Alliance of Libraries, Archives and Records Management

Site provides a directory of educational and training opportunites for library, archives and records management work in Canada, as well as an interactive forum for exchange of information on educational opportunities.

Association of Canadian Archivists

Site provides information on the structure, programs, and activities of the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA).

Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives

Site provides information about the activities and services of the ACMLA.

Association of Commonwealth Archivists and Records Managers

Site provides information on the aims, programs, and activities of the association.

Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA International)

Site provides information on the association and its activities (including conferences), a directory of chapters, information on the periodical "The Information Management Journal", the code of professional responsibility, and information on publications on records and information management.

Bureau of Canadian Archivists

Site provides a short history of the BCA and information on its mandate and objective, the composition of the Board of Directors, and its publications.

Canadian Council of Archives

Site provides information on the structure, functions and activities of the CCA; and, CCA publications, reports and newsletter. Site houses the CCA's Directory of Archival Repositories and includes links to other national and provincial archives councils and associations in Canada.

International Council on Archives

Site provides information on the programs and activities of the International Council on Archives as well as an online directory of ICA bodies.

National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators

Site provides information on the activities of the association along with NAGARA's online journals "Clearinghouse" and "Crossroads".

Northwest Archivists

Site provides information about the Northwest Archivists, a regional association of professional archivists and users of archives in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, including Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Society of American Archivists

Site provides information on the mission, governance and programs of the society and includes sections on Education, Publications, News, and the SAA Annual Conference.






Related Organizations In B.C.


Archaeological Society of British Columbia

Site provides information about the A.S.B.C., its newsletter and quarterly publication (The Midden), a bibliography of archaeological resources, and links to other internet resources related to archaeology. A new feature is entitled "Children's activity pages".

British Columbia Folklore Society

Site provides information about the mandate and activities of the society (including hypertext version of the BCFS Newsletter) and information about the study/appreciation of folklore.

British Columbia Genealogical Society

Site gives information about the activities and services of the society and provides links to sources of interest to genealogical researchers.

British Columbia Historical Federation

Site provides information on the structure, membership and activities of the BC Historical Federation, along with information on the Federation's journal, the British Columbia Historical News.

British Columbia Library Association

Site provides information on the structure, activities, and programs of the B.C. Library Association.

British Columbia Museums Association

Site provides information on museums in the province (including an online directory), special events and activities, and the various services the BCMA provides to its members.

Heritage Society of British Columbia

Site provides information on the activities of the society, including its annual conference, and provides links to a variety of heritage-related web sites.

Underwater Archaeological Society of British Columbia

Site provides information on the mandate and activities of the society and its various chapters in British Columbia.

West Coast Foundation for Modern Art

Site provides information on West Coast art, along with digitized images of works of pioneer and contemporary West Coast artists.


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