From Accountability to Memory February 13-14, 2020
UBC, Vancouver, BC
The Association of Canadian Archivists Student Chapter at the University of British Columbia (ACA@UBC) is delighted to present its annual international Seminar and Symposium, From Accountability to Memory, which will be held from February 13th to 14th, 2020.
The event is held at the UBC Vancouver campus, which occupies ancestral and unceded territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking Musqueam people.
ISO 15489 defines appraisal as “the process of evaluating business activities to determine which records need to be created and captured and how long the records need to be kept.” The openness of this definition has allowed the evolution of archival and records management practices to adapt to the current political and social climate. Currently, governments are issuing legislation that imposes upon public officers the duty to document all of their activities and decisions. In this context, records and archives managers have become an essential part of the documentation of internal procedures, including appraisal decisions, destruction, and preservation, at all levels. Likewise, individuals are gaining power over the existence of records about them and by them by exercising the right to destroy under the right to be forgotten, while people claim the need to preserve their memory as well as to choose the place of preservation. The personal and legal liability of records and archives professionals have become deep-seated concerns in recent years. Thus, the 2020 Seminar and Symposium will focus on the role of appraisal in society today, as well as on our professional roles in relation to it.
Online registration is now closed. Tickets are only available at the door.