Our weekly roundup of archives-related news from around the globe
- Al-Monitor on the controversial new Ottoman Archives building located in the Saadabad neighborhood of Istanbul.
- Chief Executive of the National Archives, Jeff James, has a four minute interview with BBC Radio 4 discussing the challenges of managing a national archives program.
- PBS story on an archivist in Kent County, England, who discovers a long-forgotten copy of Magna Carta.
- A story on the Arts Beat blog on the British Archives expanding its endangered archives program online.
- Also of interest in this context is a recently published book on From Dust to Digital: Ten Years of the Endangered Archives Programme, edited by Maja Kominko.
- Fundraising campaign to support the cataloging of the Timbuktu manuscripts: “The manuscripts of Timbuktu record hundreds of years of diplomacy, scholarship, and jurisprudence on this topic in great detail. With the eyes of the world turned toward West and Central Africa today, there is no better time to begin! Our goal is to fund the cataloguing of this body of work–over 400,000 manuscripts in total–so that they can be shared with the world…”
- Conferences, and calls for papers
- APEX International Conference: Collaboration and networking for a digital archival future – Sustainable perspectives through the Archives Portal Europe, Budapest, 07 – 09 September 2015. CALL FOR PAPERS, deadline February 28, 2015.
- THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR ARCHIVAL SCIENCE OF TRIESTE (ITALY) AND MARIBOR (SLOVENIA) “IIAS” is organising the 25th International Archival Day, to be held in Trieste on October 19th – 20th, 2015. Call for papers, deadline: March 15, 2015.
- A colloquium on archives in Algeria is being prepared at Oran for
International Archives Day in June 2015. The organizing theme of the colloquium will be (roughly translated): Generations of archivists from the same area, facing different times and different challenges.