Our weekly roundup of archives-related news from around the globe
- [ICA-I] ICA Human Rights Working Group News for November 2015 is now available: ICA HRWG News 2015-11.
- Rwanda: ICTR Closes Judgment (All Africa, December 14, 2015)
- The Rwanda Tribunal Closes – But Controversy is Brewing over its Archives (Justice Hub, December 17, 2015)
- Holocaust-related archives to be exempt from data protection act (Jerusalem Post, December 16, 2015)
- Paris to save notes and drawings left after the attacks (Boston Herald, December 15, 2015)
- Importance of archives highlighted (Assam Tribune, December 16, 2015)
- Project Save Celebrates 40th Anniversary (Armenian Mirror-Spectator, December 17, 2015)
- Struggle and freedom: the Vietnamese archive that celebrates a secret LGBT culture (Guardian, December 14, 2015)
- The Preservation Self-Assessment Program (PSAP) is now live! The University of Illinois and its project partners are proud to announce that after two years of development and testing, the Preservation Self-Assessment Program is available for use! The PSAP is a free online tool that helps collection managers prioritize efforts to improve conditions of collection materials. Through guided evaluation of items and collections, storage/exhibit environments, and institutional policies, the PSAP produces reports on the factors that impact the health of cultural heritage materials, and defines the points from which to begin care.
Calls for papers
- Koninklijke Vereniging van Archivarissen in Nederland – 125th anniversary conference (Haarlem, 15-17 uni 2016)
- Values in transition: perspectives on the future of the archival profession. #KVAN125-2016-Haarlem
- Congress of the International Council on Archives in Seoul, South Korea, from 5-10 September 2016 invites proposals on the theme “Archives, Harmony and Friendship: ensuring cultural sensitivity, justice and cooperation in a globalized world”