The Archives Advisor Program provides complimentary direct advice to archives anywhere in Ontario. The program is administered by the AAO and funded by the Archives of Ontario. The following services are provided:
- on-site visits to archives or proposed archives to assist with professional and technical issues (Temporarily suspended - May 2012)
- speaker for groups and institutions interested in promoting or developing archives (Temporarily suspended - May 2012)
- specialized advice on automation, technology, electronic access issues, legislation, archival arrangement and description, policy development, preservation planning, grant programs, strategic planning and facilities assessments.
Since its inception in 1991, the Archives Advisor Program has provided:
- over 1000 site visits to archives across Ontario
- over 8,000 responses to phone, fax, written and email enquiries on archival issues
- approximately 300 special addresses and talks promoting archival programming
Effective Immediately: Due to the NADP 2012 funding cuts, the available hours for the Archives Advisor Program are weekly, Monday(s) and Thursday(s) only from 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm.
Who can use the Archives Advisor Program?
- Ontario archives of any size, anywhere in Ontario (Priority services for institutional members of the AAO)
- any group or institution interested in establishing an archival programming
- groups or individuals interested in learning more about professional archival activities or organizations in Ontario
For more information or to schedule a visit, contact the Archives Advisor.
For some background on Archives Advisor Carolynn Bart-Riedstra, see the Archives Advisor Biography.
Want to take a page from the notebook of the AAO's Archives Advisor? Of course you do! So go to the Archives Advisor's Notebook