Our weekly roundup of archives-related news from around the globe
- ProjectARCC challenges archives to #preserveclimate during COP21
- Rwanda: Government Will Never Relent On Demands for Archives -Govt (AllAfrica, December 2, 2015)
- Winston Churchill archives join UNESCO register of pivotal documents in world history (The Telegraph, November 30, 2015)
- The squabble over Anne Frank’s diary shows the absurdity of copyright law (LA Times, November 16, 2015)
Recent publications of interest, upcoming events, and calls for papers
- Samantha R. Winn, “Ethics of Access in Displaced Archives” (Provenance: Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists)
- Illuminating the World. Call for Papers for Open Repositories 2016. The Eleventh International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2016, will be held on June 13th-16th, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland.
- Activation and Impact. The Societal Role of Records and Recordkeepers. FARMER conference, Apex Hotel, Dundee, Scotland, 5-6 April 2016. Registration is now open for the Forum for Archive and Records Management Research and Education (FARMER) conference 2016. The conference will address Ann Gilliland’s questions “What do records do in people’s lives that nothing else does?” A range of international speakers will discuss this in a number of contexts including social justice, integrated data, disclosure risk and FOI, litigation and reconciliation, participatory archives, and managing email and information in a Web 2.0 world There will be plenty of opportunities for debate and exchange.