NOTICE OF PUBLIC LECTURE
The School of Library and Information Studies is sponsoring the following
lecture as part of its Friday Lecture Series:
Date: Friday, 8th February 2002
Topic: "Existing in Isolation No Longer: Cooperation and Collaboration
in Canadian Archives"
by: Michael Moosberger, University Archivist, Dalhousie University
For most of the past century, Canadian archives have worked in virtual
isolation, collecting, preserving and making accessible their own
"archival treasures"; occasionally competing, but never really cooperating
in any substantial way with other archival repositories or archival
colleagues. This trend is slowly reversing itself and while in the 1990's
and now the beginning of the 21st century, the archival "lone arranger"
still exists, there have been a number of significant cooperative and
collaborative initiatives at the national, provincial and institutional
levels within the Canadian archival community that have been developed
that will benefit not only Canadian archives and archivists but the users
of these repositories. This lecture will explore a number of these
initiatives and one archivist's role and perspective on where they lead
Canadian archives in the future.
Michael Moosberger became the University Archivist at Dalhousie University
in October 2000. Prior to moving to Halifax he held several archival
positions at the University of Manitoba and the Provincial Archives of
Manitoba. Mr. Moosberger is a graduate of the University of Windsor (B.A.
& M.A.), and he furthered his archival education at the Public Archives of
Canada and Wayne State University. He is an active member of the Canadian
archival community. In 2000 he chaired the program committee for the
annual conference of the Association of Canadian Archivists, and he is
currently a member of the Board of Directors of AV Preservation Trust.ca,
a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the
preservation of Canada's audio-visual heritage.
THIS LECTURE WILL BE HELD IN THE MACMECHAN AUDITORIUM, KILLAM LIBRARY,
DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY AT 11:45 A.M.
LECTURE IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT "NO CHARGE"