MemorySask Instructional Workshop Monday, October 31, 2022

Standardized Arrangement and Description are two of the key phases when providing intellectual control over and access to archival records. The use of the MemorySask database provides this standardization while allowing access to your institution’s holdings. By providing a template using the Rules for Archival Description (RAD), the Canadian Archival Description Standard, it ensures that the information about your records is consistent and complete so that staff and researchers can understand the creation, organization, and use of the records.


This workshop will be presented in an online format using Zoom. Participants will be provided with workshop materials and a link a few days before the session.

Target Audience:

This course will be of particular interest to member institutions who are doing descriptions for archival material, for finding aids and/or entries into MemorySask. This workshop may touch on some ways research can be conducted using MemorySask but will not focus on it.


Lisa Snider has been the MemoryBC Coordinator for Archives Association of British Columbia since 2016. Since 2019, she has been working for the Council of Nova Scotia Archives in roles such as Interim Archives Advisor and MemoryNS Coordinator. She was the Archeion Coordinator for the Archives Association of Ontario from 2016 to 2022 and worked with the SCAA on contract in 2021-2022. Lisa has been a digital archivist since 2010, and has worked in different archives, including: Brock University, The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. She has worked with every aspect of archival work, including the preservation and access of born digital and analog materials, and has extensive experience working with AtoM since 2010. Lisa is also a well-known digital accessibility advocate and has been making digital materials more accessible for people with disabilities since 1999.

Cameron Hart has been the SCAA’s full-time Archives Advisor since 2009. Prior to that starting in 2001 he was an SCAA contracted employee specializing in work on the SAIN database (now MemorySask).

REGISTRATION FEE (per person):                                                                          

**Complimentary for current Individual and Institutional Members in good standing**

Each Institutional member may have multiple attendees for this virtual workshop.

Non-members - $50.00

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