International Archives and Archivists Weekly News Roundup – October 23, 2015

News from ProjectARCC

 Our weekly roundup of archives-related news from around the globe

  • Namibia: “Stories that were lost, but never died,” on the doctoral dissertation about ‘Record keeping and Missing “Native Estate” Records in Namibia’ by Ellen Namhila, the head of the library of the University of Namibia (Unam), The Namibian, Oct. 15.
  • Resistance fighter’s son gets letter from WWII prison camp sent 71 years ago (on letter published on ITS website), NL Times, Oct. 23.

Upcoming Conferences, Events, and Workshops

  • IPRES 2015: Come join your colleagues from around the world!  We are excited to announce that the registration for IPRES2015 is almost filled. If you are thinking of attending the premiere international conference on Digital Preservation, to be held in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA from November 2-6, 2015, register soon as space is limited. IPRES rotates between North America, Asia, and Europe and it will not be North America again until 2018. For more detailed information regarding the 2015 event, please visit http://ipres2015.org/.

Recent Publications and Resources of Interest

  • The Living Refugee Archive Digital Library is a pilot project funded by the University of East London’s Civic Engagement Fund. This digital resource has been created as part of the Refugee Council Archive’s civic engagement project to establish a Living Refugee Archive to encourage greater preservation and accessibility to materials that can help document and preserve the history of refugee, migrant, asylum and displaced voices.
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