Professional Development

The AMA offers educational and training opportunities in archival principles and practices through seminars, workshops and lectures. Topics range from preservation, acquisition and appraisal, arrangement and description, electronic records, reference services, public awareness, advocacy and management.

Digitization Resources

Advisory Services Resources

Upcoming events

    • 30 May 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • Canadian Museum for Human Rights

    2018 Manitoba Day Awards

    Please Join Us

    The Board of Directors of the Association for Manitoba Archives cordially invites you to join us for the twelfth annual Manitoba Day Awards presentation.

    The Manitoba Day Award was established by the Association in 2007 to recognize users of archives who have completed an original work of excellence which contributes to the understanding and celebration of Manitoba history.

    The Manitoba Day awards will be presented at a reception to be held at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 30th at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights.  Arrivals begin at 4:30 at the Group Entrance, with light refreshments to precede the speeches and awards.

    We hope that you will be able to join us.

    Please RSVP using the form to the left.



Digitization & Digital Preservation (from a 2016 workshop)

Digitization Planning - presentation by Brett Lougheed

Digitization Standards & Procedures - presentation by Elizabeth-Anne Johnson

Metadata - presentation by Elizabeth-Anne Johnson

Preservation - presentation by Jordan Bass

Access - presentation by Tyyne Petrowski

Archival Preservation of Digital Objects - presentation by Jordan Bass

Advisory Services

What To Do When the Filing Cabinet is Full?

This publication was produced by the Advisory Services Committee. It provides basic information on what to do with archival records and presents different options for their care. It was intended to answer questions that not-for-profit organizations or businesses might have in regards to their records.

Preservation Policy Guide

This guide to creating preservation policies is based on past Preservation Assessments. It may be used as a general resource and also to meet the criteria for AMA institutional membership.

Minimum Standards for Archives – a Self-Study by Nancy Stunden (1992)

The Self-Study Guide is designed to help archives examine how they are functioning and formulate development plans. By answering a series of simple questions about its organization, resources and services, a repository will be able to assess whether it meets the minimum standards desired by the Association for Manitoba Archives. To assist institutions that are deficient in some aspects, the Self-Study includes worksheets for recording improvement plans. The self-study is available for sale; please contact the AMA for further details.

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