Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Reminder: Canadian Archives Summit

Our family history/genealogy community represents the majority of users of archives. We expect archives to put out the welcome mat for us and be sensitive to our needs. But there is a reciprocal obligation. We need to be there for them, ready to support and interact.  

A reminder that on Friday, January 17, there's an opportunity to do just that when the Canadian Archives Summit: Towards a New Blueprint for Canada's Recorded Memory will be streamed online, 8:30 – 5:00 EST. 

The Summit will be broadcast live to locations across Canada. The most recent list of remote locations is at: http://archivists.ca/sites/default/files/Attachments/Advocacy_attachments/preliminarylist.cas_regional_sites.pdf

All genealogical and family history societies can show support for their local archives by having a representative in attendance. You don't need to be excessively vocal, as they say 80% of success is simply showing up.

In Ottawa come to the main City Archives at 100 Tallwood. Reservations to John D. Lund, Archivist, Digital Records at 613-580-2424, ext. 13684 would be appreciated.

The most recent version of the program is available at:
http://archivists.ca/sites/default/files/Attachments/Advocacy_attachments/summit_program.pdf

Thought Leader papers are available at:
http://archivists.ca/content/resources-canadian-archives-summit

The Summit hashtag is: #archivesummit.

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