Care of Photographic Materials

Instructor: Greg Hill, Canadian Conservation Institute

Date: May 4 - 5, 2016

Location: Council Chambers, Canmore Civic Centre, 902 7 Ave, Canmore, AB

The ASA is hosting this 2-day CCI workshop as our pre-conference workshop. The workshop discusses photographic processes, identification, and the structure, composition, and format of a broad range of photographic materials. Agents of deterioration and mechanisms of deterioration are covered, as well as proper storage and handling techniques for photograph collections. Ways to minimize potential damage and information loss in an emergency or disaster are also included. Please see CCI's website for course content details:

Class size: 10 minimum / 20 maximum

Cost: Before March 30, $200, March 31 and after, $225.

Registration: To register, submit the workshop registration form! Please note that the form is for the CCI workshop and/or the conference. Registration is currently only open to ASA members. Registration opens to the general public on March 23, 2016. The deadline for registration is April 15 at 4:30pm.

If you have any questions regarding the workshop, please contact


Managing Electronic Records

Instructor: Jeremy Heil, Digital and Private Records Archivist at Queen’s University Archives

Date: Friday, September 18, 2015

Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Location: Glenbow Archives, Board Room, 130 - 9 Avenue S.E., Calgary

The ASA is bringing a workshop to Alberta from the Archives Association of Ontario on archives and electronic records. This workshop was offered in Edmonton in November 2014 and due to popular demand, we are offering it a second time.

This hands-on workshop will lead students from the development of policies and procedures through to the practical elements of acquiring, processing and preserving electronic records. Students will learn how to develop a programme statement and discuss preservation planning, examine the nature of electronic records and the role of metadata, and practice tasks in acquiring and processing electronic records with some of the commonly available tools.

Class size: 12 (minimum) / 17 (maximum)

Cost: $150 (ASA member); $175 (non-member)

Registration deadline: September 10, 2015

Registration is now open to ASA members only. On August 19, 2015, the registration opens to both members and non-members.

Click here for a registration form.

To register, please send or fax completed form along with your payment to:

Archives Society of Alberta
Suite 407, 10408 – 124 St Edmonton, AB
T5N 1R5  

fax: (780) 425-1679.

Note: If you choose to email your form, please make sure to send it to in order to avoid delays in processing.

For additional information, contact ASA Database & Administrative Assistant, Maryna Chernyavska at

Please note that Jeremy Heil's workshop was originally offered by AAO.