Our weekly roundup of archives-related news from around the globe
- Open the Archives of the Yugoslavia Tribunal! A website and a petition have been created to help guarantee the materials of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia are developed into an easily accessible archive.
- National Library (Ireland) employee accused of stealing rare books between 2004 and 2013.
- Modernizing the Management of Archives in Senegal: A Condition for Economic Emergence: The Government of Senegal is taking steps to improve its management of records and archives in order to reap economic benefits. The article also touches on the use of electronic records for legal purposes. It would be interesting to see if what, if any, studies have been done on economic benefits and effective records management.
- Sciences Po has made 50 years of French presidential and legislative election archives available online at the Internet Archive.
- Speaking of France, a blog documents appearances of archives in popular cultural. Co-chair Ryder Kouba doubts anything can top this though.Digital New Zealand has updated their about page, covering the history of the project.
Call for papers
- ICA is calling for short films about archives and records management for the 2016 conference in Seoul. The Norwegian Society of Records Managers and Archivists (Norsk Arkivråd) is involved in the practical issues regarding entry of the films.