Collaborative Archival Practice: Rethinking outreach, access, and reconciliation using Wikipedia

I had a great time at the 2017 Archives Association of Ontario conference last week.  If you're interested in the talk Danielle Robichaud and I gave relating to Wikipedia, archives, and reconciliation work our slides are now online. It was great to meet Danielle in person (and yay for twitter connecting us virtually long before … Continue reading Collaborative Archival Practice: Rethinking outreach, access, and reconciliation using Wikipedia

AAO: Wikipedia and Reconciliation

Headed to the Archives Association of Ontario conference this week? Come join Danielle Robichaud and I on Friday April 28th from 2:30-3:15pm in session 6b.  We'll be talking Wikipedia and reconciliation and sharing some of our experiences editing Wikipedia within the context of reconciliation. I'm really looking forward to this talk and hope to see … Continue reading AAO: Wikipedia and Reconciliation

AAO 2017 Conference

The 2017 Archives Association of Ontario conference is slated for April 26-28, 2017 at the University of Toronto Faculty of Information (iSchool).  This year's conference theme is "Come Together: Meaningful Collaboration in a Connected World."  The draft program at a glance is available online and it looks like a great couple of days of programming. … Continue reading AAO 2017 Conference

AAO: Toward Truth and Reconciliation

Today the Archives Association of Ontario (AAO) announced the first of two web pages "aimed at supporting the Truth and Reconciliation process and improving access to Indigenous focused archival and cultural resources."  Toward Truth and Reconciliation is a page dedicated to "assisting Ontario's archival community to navigate the path toward the decolonisation and Indigenization of … Continue reading AAO: Toward Truth and Reconciliation

Off The Record Issue on Archives and Indigenous Issues

The Archives Association of Ontario's Off The Record open access issue on archives and Indigenous issues was recently released.  The issue includes a lot of great and insightful content including: three holdings profiles focusing on access to Indigenous-related materials and three feature pieces on various facets of the intersection of Indigenous communities and archives. Overall, it … Continue reading Off The Record Issue on Archives and Indigenous Issues

AAO 2014: Community Remembering and Faith-Based Commemoration

This is the second post summarizing my experience at the AAO 2014 conference. The first post, "AAO 2014: Context and Commemoration" can be seen here. Archives and Remembering This session focused on two community museums/archives and their efforts to commemorate community histories.  The first pair of presenters were Laura Camilleri and Wayne Townsend from the Dufferin County … Continue reading AAO 2014: Community Remembering and Faith-Based Commemoration

AAO 2014: Context and Commemoration

Last week I attended the Archives Association of Ontario annual conference in Oshawa, Ontario.  The next few posts are recaps of the conference and some of the sessions I attended.KeynoteThe opening keynote speaker for AAO 2014 was Anthony Wilson-Smith of Historica Canada.  Wilson-Smith's talk focused on his personal experience with history through journalism and working … Continue reading AAO 2014: Context and Commemoration

Archives Association of Ontario Conference

Next week I will be attending the 2014 Archives Association of Ontario conference.  This year's conference theme is "Party With Your Archives" with many of the presentations focusing on the use of archival collections in community events, commemoration projects, and the creation of collective memory.  On Friday May 30th I will be presenting "Marginalized Voices: … Continue reading Archives Association of Ontario Conference

AAO Institutional Award

In case you missed it on twitter or the archives listserv, Algoma University's Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre and Arthur A. Wishart Library recently won the 2013 Archives Association of Ontario Institutional Award.  The The AAO Institutional Award recognizes an "Archival Institution that has contributed significantly to the advancement of the archival field or community, or has … Continue reading AAO Institutional Award