21 December 2013

Canadian Archives Summit: 17 January 2014

Representatives from l'Association des Archivistes du Quebec (AAQ), the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA), and the Canadian Council of Archives (CCA) as well as Ian E. Wilson, the former Librarian and Archivist of Canada, have planned a special Canadian Archives Summit: Towards a New Blueprint for Canada's Recorded Memory at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, 8:30 to 5:00, on Friday, January 17, 2014. Full details are available at http://archivists.ca/content/canadian-archives-summit

Genealogists and family historians are recognized as stakeholders. Glenn Wright, President of BIFHSGO will be attending as one of the Agents Provocateurs.

There are also a series of background papers. Genealog* or family history is mentioned in those by Ian Wilson, Lois Yorke, Ancestry.ca, Tom Nesmith, Michel Banville and, Jack Jedwab. Wordles for those in bold are shown. All the available background papers are
at http://archivists.ca/content/resources-canadian-archives-summit

The event will be simulcast live to locations across Canada. In Ottawa they are the City Archives at 100 Tallwood and the MacOdrum Library at Carleton University. Groups will be able to follow the presentations, hold their own discussions, and feed ideas back to the central gathering. To book a space contact the person identified in the list at http://goo.gl/tcjgIL.

1 comment:

turner said...

This is really interesting John. I'll follow it. I'm pleased to see that Glenn will be there. Last week at LAC the security people told me that there is soon going to be an exhibition in the lobby display area, the first since M. Caron's departure. Cheers.