News & Events

    • 29 Mar 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom

    An Introduction to the Manitoba Archival Information Network (MAIN)

    Date: Monday, March 29

    Time: 9 am – 12 pm CST

    Note: A Zoom link will be sent to registrants a day before the event.

    Cost: free

    For more information, please contact Chris at

    This workshop will introduce new users to the AMA’s Manitoba Archival Information Network (MAIN), an AtoM database that provides local archives with the means to publicly share their collections.  Participants will gain hands-on experience creating descriptions within MAIN as well as learning how the database works.  We will go over the following concepts:

    • The archival institution and how it allows local archives to link descriptions to their organization.
    • The authority record and how it relates to the fonds.
    • Creating and editing archival descriptions.

    Members of the AMA’s Digital Initiatives Committee will also be on hand to provide guidance and answer questions about MAIN.  We will email various resources to users prior to the workshop.  The goal of these materials is to provide participants with background information on how to use the database.  We encourage all registrants to read these resources prior to the event. 

Past events

20 Jan 2021 Beyond Indigenous Awareness
16 Oct 2020 Call for Applications - Citizen Member for the City of Winnipeg Records Committee
08 Oct 2020 AMA Annual General Meeting
01 Oct 2020 Manitoba Heritage Summit
13 Jul 2020 Consultation Session on the University of Manitoba's Archival Studies Program
15 Jan 2020 Manitoba Day Nominations
03 Oct 2019 Association for Manitoba Archives Annual General Meeting
21 Sep 2019 Introduction to Archives Workshop
20 Sep 2019 MAIN Training
14 Jun 2019 MAIN Training
29 May 2019 Manitoba Day Awards
15 May 2019 Unbreakable: The Spirit of the Strike
01 May 2019 The Power of the Archive
13 Apr 2019 Introduction to Archives Workshop
28 Mar 2019 A Public Conversation About the City of Winnipeg Archives
13 Mar 2019 TRC Calls to Action for Archives & NCTR Tour
07 Dec 2018 Christmas Gathering
11 Oct 2018 Annual General Meeting
30 May 2018 2018 Manitoba Day Awards
10 Nov 2017 An Introduction to Oral History
23 May 2017 Manitoba Day Awards
20 Oct 2016 AMA 2016 Annual General Meeting
14 Oct 2016 Emergency Preparedness Workshop
29 Feb 2016 Digitization Workshop
07 Oct 2015 LAC Wallot-Sylvestre Seminar featuring Robert Darnton
25 Sep 2015 AMA Meet and Greet
04 Aug 2015 International Indigenous Librarians Forum (IILF) 2015
29 Jul 2015 I-CHORA 7
13 Jul 2015 ICA-SUV 2015
11 Jun 2015 ACA Conference 2015
27 May 2015 Manitoba Day Awards
14 Apr 2015 "Archival Outreach & Collaboration: Sharing Stories of our Successes and Challenges” - An Evening of Conversation for Local Archivists
28 Feb 2015 Introduction to Archives
17 Feb 2015 What's new with AtoM?
13 Feb 2015 Pub Night for Archivists
03 Dec 2014 “Odd and Intimate Encounters: Archivists Share their Personal Stories about Collections, Donors, and the Archival Spaces”
27 Nov 2014 AMA Annual General Meeting
01 Jun 1990 1990 Annual Meeting
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