Professional Development

The SCAA's education program is an important part of our mandate. Workshop topics have included copyright, arrangement and description of archival holdings, digitization for archives, managing audio-visual records, the preservation of historic photographs, the preservation of optical and magnetic media (modern information carriers), and public awareness for archives.

See our list of previous workshops below.


05/11/17

Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) Workshop - Care and Handling of Photographic Materials

Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)

On Tuesday and Wednesday, September 19-20, 2017, 9am-5pm, at the Humboldt Uniplex at 619 17th St., Humboldt, the SCAA will host a workshop on Care and Handling of Photographic Materials presented by Greg Hill from the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI).

Instructor
Greg Hill
is a graduate of the Art Conservation Techniques program at Sir Sandford Fleming College in Peterborough. He has over 24 years’ experience in photograph and archival conservation working for the Provincial Archives of Manitoba, Library and Archives Canada, and in the private sector.

Workshop Objectives
Proper storage and handling techniques for photograph collections be they archival or museum in nature. Ways to minimize potential damage and information loss in an emergency or disaster.

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
•   Identify and explain differences in structure, composition, and format of various types of photographic materials
•   Identify agents of deterioration and understand the mechanisms of deterioration
•   Implement proper handling and storage procedures for photographic collections as well as select appropriate housing enclosures and storage materials
•   Develop some understanding of salvage and recovery procedures for photographs following a disaster

Workshop Registration Form (PDF download)


Introduction to Basic Archives workshops

The SCAA is pleased to offer "Basic Archives" workshops for volunteers.

Though it is open to all and registration is FREE, participation is limited to the accommodations available.
As it is a FREE workshop, handouts are limited to 10 participants and lunch will be on your own.

Workshop overview:
This workshop is structured for a novice or someone looking for a refresher and would include:

  •     What are Archives?
  •     Archival Institutions and the Role of the Archivist
  •     Fundamental Principles of Archives
  •     Appraisal and Acquisition
  •     Arrangement and Description
  •     Making Archives Available
  •     Preservation and the Digital World


The SCAA is asking if there is any interest in "Basic Archives" workshops.
Dates will be determined by the level of interest.
Contact: scaa.advisorsasktel.net

A "Basics" workshop held on April 29, 2015 in Esterhazy

Previous Workshops and Presentations 2016-17

Dion Tootoosis from SICC
Melanie Delva from the Anglican Diocese of BC & Yukon
Jeremy Heil from Queen's University
Aboriginal Awareness Workshop participants

  • June 24, 2016 - AGM Presentation: Collecting and organizing documents of Residential Schools for the Truth & Reconciliation Commission (Saskatoon - Western Development Museum) (Melanie Delva, Archivist for the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster Provincial Synod of BC & Yukon.)
  • September 17, 2016 - Introduction to Basic Archives (Regina - Regina Public Library) (Cameron Hart, SCAA Archive Advisor)
  • September 20, 2016 - Aboriginal Awareness Workshop (Saskatoon - University of Saskatchewan) (the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre)
  • February 27-28, 2017 - Digital Preservation Workshop (Saskatoon - University of Saskatchewan) (Jeremy Heil, Digital and Private Records Archivist at Queen’s University Archives)

 


 2015-16

  • April 29, 2015 - Introduction to Basic Archives (Esterhazy - Esterhazy Community Museum) (Cameron Hart, SCAA Archive Advisor)
  • June 10, 2015 - Presentation: SaskCulture Diversity Planning Program (Regina prior to ACA Conference) (Dean Kush, SaskCulture, Assistant General Manager)
  • October 5, 2015 - Introduction to Basic Archives (Saskatoon - Saskatoon Public Library) (Cameron Hart, SCAA Archive Advisor)

2014-15

  • April 10, 2014 - Introduction to Basic Archives (Saskatoon - Dance Saskatchewan Inc.) (Cameron Hart, SCAA Archives Advisor)
  • May 28, 2014 - Introduction to Basic Archives (Regina - SCAA/b-Creative offices) (Cameron Hart, SCAA Archives Advisor)
  • June 20, 2014 - Presentation: Main Street Prince Albert Program (Prince Albert - Prince Albert Historical Society) (Bob Gill, Main Street PA Coordinator)
  • October 7, 2014 - Introduction to Basic Archives (Melfort - Melfort and District Museum) (Cameron Hart, SCAA Archives Advisor)
  • March 27, 2015 - Emergency Preparedness for Flooding (Saskatoon - University of Saskatchewan) (Jane Dalley, Dalley-Froggat Heritage Conservation Services)

2013-14

  • April 11, 2013 - Introduction to Basic Archives (Saskatoon) (Cameron Hart, SCAA Archives Advisor)
  • May 31, 2013 - Introduction to Basic Archives (Watrous) (Cameron Hart, SCAA Archives Advisor)
  • June 21, 2013 - Digitizing Saskatchewan: Strategies and Best Practices for Digitizing Cultural Heritage Content (Moose Jaw) (Craig Herkima, Joel Salt, Lindsay Stokalko - Sask. History Online)
  • September 11, 2013 - Introduction to Basic Archives (North Battleford) (Cameron Hart, SCAA Archives Advisor)
  • October 25, 2013 - Introduction to Basic Archives (Rosetown) (Cameron Hart, SCAA Archives Advisor)
  • December 6, 2013 - Copyright and Archival Collections (Saskatoon) (Dr. Jean Dryden)
  • March 26, 2014 - Modern Information Carriers (Yorkton) (Joe Iraci - Canadian Conservation Institute CCI)

2012-13

  • June 2012 - Social Media: Strategy to Execution (North Battleford) (Braden Cannon, Special Projects Archivist, Provincial Archives of Alberta)
  • September 2012 - Introduction to Basic Archives (Lloydminster)  (Cameron Hart, SCAA Archives Advisor)
  • October 2012 - Care of Photographic Material (Saskatoon) (Greg Hill, Film Conservator, Canadian Conservation Institute)
  • March 2013 - An Introduction to Understanding Media Collections (Regina) (Christina Stewart, Media Archivist, Toronto)

2011-12

  • August 2011 - Introduction to Archives (Saskatoon) (Cameron Hart, SCAA Archives Advisor)
  • September 2011 - RAD Refresher (Regina) (Kelly Stewart, AABC EAS Coordinator)
  • March 2012 - Mini-Media Boot Camp (Regina) (Nowshad (Shad) Ali, On Purpose Leadership Inc.)
  • March 2012 - Introduction to Basic Archives (Moose Jaw) (Cameron Hart, SCAA Archives Advisor)

2010-11

  • June 2010 - Archival Research Experiences (La Ronge) (Doug Chisholm and Frank Korvemaker) attached to AGM
  • October 2010 - Introduction to Archives (Regina) (Cameron Hart, SCAA Archives Advisor)
  • October  2010 - Developing & Implementing a Holdings Maintenance Program (Regina) (Jane Dalley, Conservator, Dalley-Froggatt Heritage Conservation Services)
  • March 2011 - A Privacy Primer - (Regina) (Erin M. S. Kleisinger, Partner, McDougall-Gauley, LLP)

2009-10

  • May 2009 - Introduction to Archives (Saskatoon) (Carey Issak, SCAA Archives Advisor)
  • June 2009 - Copyright Law (Saskatoon) (Dr. Jean Dryden) attached to AGM
  • September 2009 - NADP workshop (Saskatoon) (Cameron Hart, SCAA Archives Advisor)
  • March 2010 - Introduction to Managing a Digitization Project (Regina) (Rosaleen Hill, AABC BCAPS Coordinator and Kelly Stewart, AABC EAS Coordinator)

2008-09

  • May 2008 - Archives and You conference and workshops (Regina) - organized by CCA with SCAA
  • August 2008 - Introduction to Managing Archival Sound and Moving Image Materials (Saskatoon) (Bill Wagner, SAB and Brock Silversides)
  • March 2009 - NADP workshop (Saskatoon) (Jeff O'Brien, City of Saskatoon Archivist)

2007-08

  • July 2007 - Archival Description: Inventories and Finding Aids (RAD Part I) (Regina) (Paul Henry, City of Ottawa Archivist)
  • August 2007 - Archival Description: Headings and References (RAD part II) (Saskatoon) (Paul Henry, City of Ottawa Archivist)
  • NADP workshop (Saskatoon)
  • Introduction to Archives (Prince Albert) (Carey Issak, SCAA Archives Advisor)
  • November 2007 - Public Awareness (Saskatoon) (Kim Ali, Leah Brodie and Nowshad (Shad) Ali, On Purpose Leadership Inc.)

2006-07

  • June 2006 - Office Ergonomics (Craik) (Sask. Occupational Health and Safety) attached to AGM
  • NADP workshop (Saskatoon)
  • March 2007 - Emergency Preparedness (Saskatoon) (Jane Dalley, Conservator, Dalley-Froggatt Heritage Conservation Services)

2005-06

  • June 2005 - Workshops organized by SCAA and conducted in partnership with the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) Conference (Saskatoon)

    • Promotion and Archives
    • Copyright
    • Administering Privacy & Access Legislation in Canadian Archives
    • Digitization Round-table
    • Aboriginal Awareness

  • March 2006 - Exhibits and Promotions (Saskatoon) (Greg Burke, Curator of the Diefenbaker Canada Centre, and Dr. Barbara Phillips)
  • March 2006 - NADP workshop (Saskatoon)

2004-05

  • March 2005 - Copyright Law (Regina) (Dr. Jean Dryden)

2003-04

  • November 2003 - Advanced archival photograph workshop (Saskatoon) (Manfred Buchheit, NL photographer)
  • March 2004 - Modern information carriers (Regina) (Joe Iraci - Canadian Conservation Institute CCI)

2002-03

  • May 2002 - Addressing Digitization: Issues, Myths and Challenges (Regina) (Terry Kuny)
  • February 2003 - Arrangement and Description (Moose Jaw) (Jeff O'Brien, City of Saskatoon Archivist)

2001-02

  • Basic Archives Day (Prince Albert)
  • Preparing for a Conservation Assessment at Your Archives (Saskatoon)

2000-01

  • Raising CAIN on the Prairies (Regina) - joint Saskatchewan/Manitoba workshop
  • Archival Principles and Procedures (Lloydminster) (Janice Brum, SCAA Outreach Archivist)

 

 

PD Fund/Travel Subsidy

Through SaskCulture and the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture, and Recreation, the SCAA is able to offer financial support for members' travel to Council-sponsored workshops as well as other professional development opportunities. The guidelines and application form are available for download below. Completed applications should be sent to the SCAA office.

SCAA Office: Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists, 202-1275 Broad St., Regina, SK S4R 1Y2
Tel: (306) 780-9414; Fax: (306) 585-1765;

PD Fund Guidelines 2017-18
PD Fund Application 2017-18
PD Fund Expense Claim 2017-18
PD Fund Sample Letter of Thanks

Chart of Saskatchewan Travel Distances