What will be covered in the session
The formal training session will end around 3:30 PM but session facilitators will remain in the computer lab until 4:30 PM so that attendees have the opportunity to ask questions and continue working in MAIN with technical support after the session. If attendees have a finding aid from their repository that they’d like to enter into MAIN, they are encouraged to bring a description with them to work on during the session. Otherwise, practice descriptions can be created during the session and deleted by the end of the session.
We are aiming to hold an Advanced MAIN-AtoM session in the coming year but those who are interested in attending that session will be required to have attended a Beginner MAIN session.
Who should attend
We encourage AMA institutional users who are new to MAIN, as well as those who already work in MAIN but need a refresher, to sign up. Users of MAIN who have previously taken training using earlier versions of AtoM may also be interested in signing up to update their skills and learn more about features in AtoM 2.4.1.
What is needed for the session
Participants will need access to a MAIN account for the session. Participants with existing accounts in MAIN should have or know their login credentials for the session. Temporary accounts may be provided to participants who are not part of an AMA-accredited institution if requested. Participants should also have a general understanding of archival principles of arrangement and description, including knowledge of Rules for Archival Description.
What will be provided
Training guides will be provided to participants during the session. These documents will further be publicly available through the AMA website. Coffee and refreshments will also be offered during the session.
The session is free, but we encourage attendees to make a donation to the Association for Manitoba Archives fund in lieu of paying for registration.
To register, please e-mail the Digital Initiatives Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org, or register through the AMA website by Monday, 9 September 2019.
This workshop will lead participants toward an understanding of basic archival principles, including appraisal, accessioning, description, preservation (including digital), and access.
These aspects of archival work will be explained in relation to the people and communities connected to the records, and the roles they have in relation to the archival materials. This includes the archival staff, but also the users, donors, sponsors and funders.
Sarah StorySarah Story is an independent archivist and an oral historian who provides memory preservation support to families, small organizations and community groups. Sarah is a board member of the Association for Manitoba Archives. She has an interest in archival decolonization.
Sarah Ramsden has worked as an Archivist at the City of Winnipeg Archives since 2013. She is a graduate of the University of Manitoba Archival Studies MA programme and studied history at Brandon University and Queen's University. Her current research interests include information loss in municipal records and the history of parades.
Monday, 9 September 2019
Participants can use the "Register" button on the Association for Manitoba Archives Introduction to Archives course event page via http://mbarchives.ca/and provide all requested information. If you are not requesting a PayPal invoice, a copy of the registration confirmation email must be sent to the AMA office with your cheque.
Participants can also send the attached form by email to email@example.com, or by regular mail to Unit 606-100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 1H3.
If you are mailing your registration please advise the AMA office by phone (204-942-3491) or email AHEAD OF 9 September 2019, and indicate whether you are requesting a PayPal invoice or mailing a cheque.
The Annual General Meeting of the members of the Association for Manitoba Archives will be held at 100 Arthur Street (Artspace Building), 4th floor Boardroom Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Thursday the 3rd day of October 2019 at 6:30 p.m. for the purpose of:
Members who are unable to attend the meeting in person are requested to sign the attached proxy and return it to the AMA prior to 30 September 2019 at:
Association for Manitoba Archives
606-100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3
If present in person at the meeting, the proxies will become void and members may vote personally on all matters brought before the meeting.