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.)