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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.  An introduction to archives workshop is offered annually. See our list of previous workshops

Copyright and Archives and Libraries
January 13, 2016, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Room 610 Dr. John Archer Library

University of Regina

Regina, SK

The Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists is pleased to present the following workshop:

Canada’s Copyright Act attempts to provide a fair balance between the rights of the creators of works and the needs of users. That balance is being tested by digital technologies that make it easy to copy and use others' work without their knowledge or permission.

This one-day workshop will provide an overview of the Canadian Copyright Act (including the recent amendments) and related case law of particular relevance to archives, museums, and libraries that hold collections of historical materials. Through lecture, examples, discussion, and handouts, this workshop explains how copyright law works and presents the copyright rules related to the following topics: criteria for copyright protection, ownership and duration of copyright, the respective rights of copyright owners and users of protected works, international copyright, and how to analyze a copyright question. 

Target Audience:

Librarians, archivists, museum curators, and information managers responsible for managing and administering copyright in their organizations, as well as researchers and other users of copyrighted content.

Registration Fee:

Members $160.00
Non-members $195.00

This includes two coffee breaks, but lunch will not be provided and on your own.
  UofR campus-map.pdf

Purchase an SCAA membership for $25 and get the member rate by clicking here http://scaa.usask.ca/membership/benefits.html.

A reminder that SCAA members are eligible for funding under Professional Development and Travel Subsidy Program, see http://scaa.sk.ca/services/grants/pd-travel.html

Maximum Attendees:  20

Registration Deadlines: January 11, 2016

Instructor: Dr. Jean Dryden

Jean Dryden’s expertise in copyright has been developed over many years of experience as an archivist. As Chair of the Bureau of Canadian Archivists Copyright Committee, she played a lead role in successful lobbying for exceptions for libraries, archives and museums during the discussions leading to the 1997 amendments to the Copyright Act. Her doctoral dissertation (Toronto, 2008) investigated the copyright practices of Canadian archival repositories in making their holdings available online. From 2008-2011, she taught at the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, where she was the principal investigator for a comparative research study that examined the copyright practices of American archival repositories and their impact on users. She is the author of Demystifying Copyright: A Researcher’s Guide to Copyright in Canadian Libraries and Archives (2014). She teaches copyright courses for the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto and for the Society of American Archivists. Most recently she has completed a LLM degree, specializing in Intellectual Property, at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.

Introduction to Basic Archives workshop

The SCAA is pleased to offer "Basic Archives" workshops.  Currently we are asking if there is any interest in "Basic Archives" workshops to be held in Regina. Dates will be determined by the level of interest. Though it is open to all and registration is FREE, participation is limited to the accommodations available. Also, 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

A "Basics" workshop was recently held on April 29 in Esterhazy

Previous 2015-16 workshops and presentations:
  • Workshop: Introduction to Basic Archives (Cameron Hart, SCAA Archive Advisor) Monday October 5 in Saskatoon, at the Saskatoon Public Library.
  • Workshop: Introduction to Basic Archives (Cameron Hart, SCAA Archive Advisor) Wednesday April 29 in Esterhazy, at the Esterhazy Community Museum.

  • Presentation: SaskCulture Diversity Planning Program (Dean Kush, SaskCulture, Assistant General Manager) Wednesday June 10 in Regina


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2016-17 Institutional Grant Program

The Grants Committee wishes to thank all who submitted to the Institutional Grant Program (IGP) with projects for the 2016-17 year. See the Institutional Grants webpage for additional information.