Monthly Archives: February 2014

Mary Ellen Comes to Goose Bay

Mary Ellen delivering a RADical presentation

Mary Ellen delivering a RADical presentation

On Friday, Mary Ellen Wright from the Archives Association of Newfoundland and Labrador came to Happy Valley-Goose Bay to teach a workshop on ARC-ANLA, the database/catalogue/finding aid (pick your favourite word) for archives across the province. We had some people associated with Them Days, the Labrador Institute, and Torngasok Cultural Centre there to learn more about how to add our archival descriptions to the database, so that somebody searching the database could stumble upon our holdings that maybe they didn’t know we had! We also had a refresher to RAD, the Rules for Archival Description, so that when we add our descriptions, we’ve got them up to archival standards.

We had a blast hosting the workshop, and it’s always wonderful to see Mary Ellen. (She’s also probably our most loyal blog reader, so hello MEW!) I think everyone learned a lot and had a good time while we were at it. We also ate some lovely redberry cake, courtesy of our Chair! (At Them Days, we are quite lucky to have a number of amazing cooks and bakers on our board.)

Also take a look at the photo–I’m the only person at the workshop who was NOT wearing glasses! (You can’t see me because I’m behind the camera, but take my word for it.)

Aimee

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Birch Island Tea & Talk

Looking at some photos brought in by Margaret.

Looking at some photos brought in by Margaret.

We had another tea-and-talk session with the folks at Healthy Waters Labrador on Thursday evening. The stories and memories were just flowing from this talkative group! What’s great about these meetings is that everybody tends to either be good friends or knew each other “back in the day,” so conversation tends to flow very easily.

This time, we brought a copy of a map, and we marked several houses with the names of the residents. That was a ton of fun!

To have a listen to some of the talk around the table, check out a story that aired on Labrador Morning.

Aimee

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