Saturday, February 13, 2010

Symposium - "Preserving the Memory of the World."

Following the great success of last year International Symposium, the
University of British Columbia Student Chapter of the Association of
Canadian Archivists, on March 12, 2010, will hold a whole day
International Symposium entitled "Preserving the Memory of the World."

Under the auspices of the UNESCO Memory of the World (MoW) Program,
which inspired its content, the program will open with a keynote given
by a representative of the MoW program, and every speech will be about
the preservation of some type of documentary heritage, with a strong
emphasis on the digital.

The speakers are: Johanna Smith, Jean-Stéphen Piché and Brian Thurgood
from Library and Archives Canada; Lothar Jordan from the Kleist-Museum
in Frankfurt (Germany) and UNESCO; George Blood from the Safe Sound
Archive in Philadelphia, Dato’ Sidek Jamil, National Archivist of
Malaysia, which has won the 2009 Jikji Prize for it preservation
program; Tyler Walters from the Georgia Institute of Technology
Library and Information Center; Babak Hamidzadeh from the Library of
Congress; and Ken Thibodeau form the US National Archives. The
Symposium program can be found at:

The Symposium is free for students, while there is a small fee of $15
for professionals, which includes lunch, drinks and coffee breaks. We
will be accepting cheques in advance, and cash or cheques at the door.
The Symposium will take place at the University of British Columbia in
Vancouver, in the Golden Jubilee Room, on the fourth floor of the
Irving K. Barber Centre at UBC, at 1961 East Mall.

Maps and parking information can be found here:,n,n,n,n,y&bldg2Search=n&locat1=516.

Please RSVP to, and/or send a cheque (made out to
Association of Canadian Archivists, UBC Student Chapter) to: ACA c/o
SLAIS Suite 470 - 1961 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1.

Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Amanda Leinberger
ACA@SLAIS Coordinator