Association of Canadian Archivists Conference in Regina

Regina, Saskatcherwan on June 8-10, 2015

Iaca 2015 love conferences, the networking, the presentations, getting to see old friends, meeting new friends – all of us, colleagues in the profession of managing information.  It was particularly lovely to enjoy meeting up with Tania Aldred at the dinner/dance.  We had a great time seeing Regina, and discovering the downtown lake, which was absolutely stunning.

I presented on the second day in a session called New takes on the old lifecycle concept of archives and records management.  The  paper was related to my doctoral research,  The Impact of Information Culture on Implementing Document Management Technology.  This session also included Dana Turgeon, from the City of Regina Archives, who presented Knocking Down the Prairie Silos: A Case Study in Integrating Historical Preservation within Corporate Culture at the City of Regina; as well as Kate Guay and Karen Pollock, of the Northwest Territories Archives, presenting On the outside looking in: Accessibility of Government Records at the NWT Archives.

This conference also represented a shift in my experience, from student to teacher.  Three of my former students from the McGill University, School of Information Studies presented papers and two of them gave me a shout-out.  I can’t express how proud I am of my former students in their continuing interest in information studies research.  An inquisitive mind is invaluable, and I’m pleased that i’ve been part of their journey.

Now, who’s looking forward to the ACA conference in Montreal,  2-4 June 2016?



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