News from ProjectARCC
- “Disaster Planning: Do Something.” A blog by Rebecca Fraimow, a member of ProjectARCC’s Protect committee.
- Tweet-up in collaboration with ALA’s Sustain Roundtable, about ways archives and cultural institutions can reduce their carbon footprint. Follow the conversation using #SustainLIS here: https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&vertical=news&q=%23SustainLIS&src=tyah
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.
- Gabriel García Márquez archives open for research at Texas University, The Guardian (among other media) , Oct. 23.
- 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
- Programme of the international conference INFuture2015: e-Institutions – Openness, Accessibility, and Preservation, which will be held in Zagreb, 11-13 November 2015, Hotel Westin, is available at: http://infoz.ffzg.hr/INFuture/conference/conference-programme
- 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/.
- ProjectARCC:For archivists in the Boston and New England areas, ProjectARCC is hosting an event with the Simmons College Student Chapter of the Society of American Archivists (SCoSAA). The event is called On the Brink: Archives, Climate Change, and the Future, and will be held at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts on Wednesday, November 11 at 5:30pm in the Kotzen Meeting Room. You can register to attend on our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/on-the-brink-archives-climate-change-and-the-future-tickets-18737615713
- And please read more about it here: http://projectarcc.org/2015/10/15/event-announcement-on-the-brink-archives-climate-change-and-the-future/
Recent Publications and Resources of Interest
- LGBTI Refugee Project Portal: New web portal to help rising numbers of LGBTI refugees fighting for safety
- 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.