Series GR-3446 - Policy and procedure files

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Policy and procedure files

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GR-3446

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  • 1989-2000 (Creation)
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    British Columbia Archives
  • 1987-1988 (Creation)
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    British Columbia. Records Management Branch

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21 cm of textual records

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(1982-1989)

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The Records Management Branch was established in 1982 to provide records management services to the BC Government. The branch was merged with the Central Microfilm Bureau at the time of its creation.

The branch provided the following services to government: classification of government records, management of records storage services, advisory and training services, and centralized microfilming.

The Records Management Branch was merged with the Provincial Archives in 1989 to form the British Columbia Archives and Records Services.

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(1998-)

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From 1893 to 1908 all archival functions were performed by the Legislative Library. In 1908 R.E. Gosnell was appointed as the first Provincial Archivist. The original name of the organization was the Provincial Archives, later expanded to the Provincial Archives of British Columbia (PABC). The archives grew alongside the legislative library, and shared the same building and facilities until 1970, and the same individual held the dual positions of Provincial Archivist and Legislative Librarian until 1974. On March 1, 1989, the Provincial Archives of British Columbia was merged with the Records Management Branch of the government of British Columbia to form the British Columbia Archives and Records Service (BCARS). In 1996, BCARS was united with the Information and Privacy Branch of government. The resulting organization was called the BC Information Management Services (BCIMS). This was divided into two sections with Information and Analysis Services providing for records management and information and privacy and Archives and Information Access branch representing the traditional archives as it existed before its merger with the records management branch in 1988. This administrative structure lasted for two years until 1998, when the Information and Privacy Branch was removed and the remaining portions were renamed the British Columbia Archives. This structure existed unchanged until 2003 when the British Columbia Archives was merged with the Royal British Columbia Museum as a branch of the Royal British Columbia Museum Crown Trust.

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The series consists of policy and procedure reports. Includes operating manuals, documentation, and procedures regarding the Operational Records Classification System. The records include both draft and final copies.

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Transferred from the Government Records Service of the Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services.

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Accession number: 95-9815

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