International Archives and Archivists Weekly News Roundup – March 28, 2016

International Archives and Archivists Weekly News Roundup – March 28, 2016

Events and News

  • La Asociación Latinoamericana de Archivos (ALA) has presented its work plan re preserving archival materials and making them accessible until 2019, at http://www.ala-archivos.org/blog/ala-renueva-su-compromiso-en-la-preservacion-resguardo-y-difusion-de-archivos-con-nuevo-plan-de-trabajo/
  • An international conference which met in the state archives Marburg in January 2016 discussed the possibilities of automatic recognition of handwritten documents. Over 160 archivists, historians and IT specialists from over 20 countries met for three days as part of the EU-Projekt READ (Recognition and Enrichment of Archival Documents). Under the direction of READ-coordinator Günter Mühlberger from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, participants discussed types of source material, their structures and possibilities of making them technically accessible. Irregular layout, missing lines, varied spacing and discoloration pose particular challenges. A demonstration of the CITLab group from the University of Rostock, Germany, indicated however that future software will not only be able to make digitized manuscripts searchable but will also be able to transcribe them.
  • Please take a look at the extensive ICA Human Rights Working Group Newsletter written by Trudy Huskamp Peterson and her discussion of trustworthy records: ICA HRWG News 2016-02

Publications and Resources of Interest

  • A site listing the archival laws and freedom of information laws in the various states of Germany, plus some of the various religious (Protestant and Catholic) archival laws as well as those of Switzerland, Belgium, and two federal states in Austrai,  http://www.archivschule.de/DE/service/archivgesetze/
  • Guidelines of how to transcribe texts for the historical Sciences (2009) (in German) http://www.archivschule.de/DE/ausbildung/transkriptionsrichtlinie/
  • The second edition of the ICA Professionals Newsletter is now available online at New Professionals Newsletter. You can subscribe to the newsletter by clicking the “Subscribe” link in the top left hand corner after you follow the link, and follow them on Facebook. If you wish to be involved or contribute to the newsletter please contact them at newprofessionalsprogramme@gmail.com
  • Conference report: Digitale Metamorphose. Digital Humanities und         Editionswissenschaft, [Digital Metamorphosis: digital humanities and editorial sciences] which took place at the Herzog August Bibliothek, Weimar Wolfenbüttel, 02.11.2015-04.11.2015, Copies of presentations and audio recordings from the conference (in German and some in English) are available at:
    http://www.mww-forschung.de/digitale-forschungsinfrastruktur/tagungen/

Upcoming Conferences, Events, and Workshops

  • From May 25-27, Peru organizes the IV Jornada Internacional de Archivos y III Expo Feria Internacional de Archivos en la ciudad de Tarapoto – Perú.  Everyone is invited!

 

International Archives and Archivists Weekly News Roundup – March 18, 2016

International Archives and Archivists Weekly News Roundup – March 18, 2016

Events and News

Publications and Resources of Interest

  • The Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC) is part of the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) and the Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas at Austin. The following site lists research institutions and resources related to Latin America, http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/library/
  • La Pontifícia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá announces its program for Maestría en Archivística Histórica y Memoria, please visit the following link:  Maestría en Archivística Histórica y Memoria
  • A small number of places are available for study in May 2016 on the short online courses offered by the Centre for Archive and Information Studies (CAIS) at the University of Dundee, Scottland. All short courses and Masters degrees offered by CAIS are accredited by the Archives and Records Association, UK and Ireland and by Records and Information Management Professionals, Australasia. The CAIS team was ‘highly commended’ by the Information and Records Management Society in their awards in 2007. Courses are offered in:
    • Archive Services, Access and Preservation (15 weeks)
    • Business Archives and Records (15 weeks)
    • Cataloguing in the Digital Age (15 weeks)
    • Ecclesiastical Archives (9 weeks)
    • Heraldry (15 weeks)
    • House History (9 weeks)
    • Public History (15 weeks)
    • Skills and Sources for Family and Local History in England (15 weeks)
    • Skills and Sources for Family and Local History in Scotland (15 weeks)
    • The Theory and Context of Recordkeeping (15 weeks)

    The deadline for applications is 18 March. Courses begin 9 May. Application forms are available online at http://www.dundee.ac.uk/cais/howtoapply/ CAIS courses are taught by subject experts and are provided in a fully supported online learning environment. For more information contact them on +44 (0)1382 385543 or email c.gauld@dundee.ac.uk

Upcoming Conferences, Events, and Workshops

  • Registration closes on March 21st for the upcoming AABC distance education course “Oral History: From Theory to Practice”. Using newly revised course textbooks, students will be introduced to the theory and practice of conducting a successful oral history program in seven modules that cover topics including administration; how to conduct interviews; description and transcription; technology and preservation; and public outreach. Cost: AABC member $350 (CAD) / Non-member $500 (CAD); plus the cost of textbooks. Course duration: April 4 – June 13, 2016. Please go to the site for more information: http://aabc.ca/education/distance-education/course-list/oral-history-from-theory-to-practice/
  • One-day workshop re questions of copyright and online archival material, the University of Bayreuth (Germany) and the Archives of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft: Juristische Kollisionen bei der Archivnutzung? Urheberrecht und Nutzerverhalten im Wissenschaftsarchiv. Location: University of Bayreuth, April 14 2016. Cost: Euro 20. Please send application (link: Anmeldeformular (PDF) to archiv@uni-bayreuth.de
  • The Archives and Records Association (UK and Ireland) annual conference ‘Global Futures’ will be held in London between 31st August to 2nd September 2016. A full programme is available on our website at  www.archives.org.uk/ara-in-action/the-ara-conference.html with early  bird registration available until the 18th April 2016.Very useful for those of us wanting to attend, the site offers a model business case to assist with gaining internal support within your own organisation is also available on the website.
  • The Conference on Personal Archives and Culture, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will take place on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd September, 2016, http://www.casaruibarbosa.gov.br/arquivospessoais. The Call for Papers in now open. Please check the information on the website to take part in the event. Papers can be sent in Portuguese and in English.
  • iPRES 2016: 2nd Call for Contributions. The 13th International Conference on Digital Preservation, Bern, Switzerland, October 3-6, 2016, http://www.ipres2016.ch
    • Workshop, Tutorial and Panel submissions – Deadline: April 1, 2016
    • Paper and Poster submissions – Deadline: April 15, 2016*

All submissions will be subject to a peer review. Those that are accepted for inclusion in the conference programme will be published in the iPRES 2016 proceedings. For any questions please contact ipres2016@nb.admin.ch.

  • CFP: Michel Foucault: Discourse Theory and the Archive –in Göttingen, Germany, July 16, 2016, Deadline: 10.04.2016, http://www.hsozkult.de/event/id/termine-30475
  • Conference: Reviving the past and keeping up with the future – the libraries’ role in preserving and providing access to newspapers and news media — Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg Carl von Ossietzky; International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), News Media Section – April 20-22, .2016, Hamburg, Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg Carl von Ossietzky, Lichthof, Deadline: April 1st 2016, http://blogs.sub.uni-hamburg.de/ifla-newsmedia/

International Archives and Archivists Weekly News Roundup – March 10, 2016

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

  • The Society of American Archivists’ Students and New Archives Professionals Roundtable and SAA’s International Archival Affairs Roundtable together with the American Library Association’s International Relations Roundtable will be co-sponsoring a webinar this month on opportunities for archivists and librarians in the Fulbright program, This webinar will be held March 14, 2016 at 2:00pm CST / 3:00pm EST. To join the meeting: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r8nn7myb0pe/
  • The National Association of Italian Archivists – ANAI to ask you to sustain the initiative “GET INSPIRED BY ARCHIVES (14th-19th March 2016).” See http://www.archivisti2016.it/index-en.html, French version at http://new.archivisti2016.it/version-francaise).  ANAI is asking the international community (personally or as institution) to join this initiative by signing the ‘manifesto’ at the following address: http://new.archivisti2016.it/sottoscrizioni
  • Call for papers for the first two issues of new journal called Revista Photo & Documento Convocatoria, with submissions accepted in Portuguese, Spanish, and English. Deadline for first issue: March 12, 2016, deadline for second issue July 2, 2016. For more information go to the following site (in Portuguese) Revista Photo & Documento http://www.gpaf.info/2016/02/rede-fotoarq-lancara-revista.html
  • The municipal archives of Lisbon is organizing the Jornadas Iberoamericanas de Archivos Municipales as part of the International Day of Archives to share experiences and information between Portuguese, Spanish and Latin American municipal archives, from June 1st to June 3, 2016 in Lisbon Portugal. The program can be found at Jornadas Iberoamericanas de Archivos Municipales

Publications and Resources of Interest

  • ICA’s Multilingual Archival Terminology (MAT) http://www.ciscra.org/mat/ translates at least 300+ archival terms into 24 languages with Russian being the latest addition. This tool will prove useful for metadata and subject headings.
  • Celebrating 150 years of Paris students engaging internationally, there will be 6 weeks of exhibits and discussions in Paris about the overall significance of students and their collective memories in local, national and international history. A public round-table on April 15th will discuss appraisal and appreciation of student organization records. Please use the following French link, plus d’infos ici, to check out their newsletter.
  • The Refugee Council Archive at the University of East London hosts a Refugee Archives & History Group Discussion and its e-mail discussion list at REFUGEE-ARCHIVES-HISTORY-GROUP@JISCMAIL.AC.UK

Upcoming Conferences, Events, and Workshops

  • Conferencia Profesor Ramón Alberch i Fugueras sobre “Tipologías de archivos generados por los estados para afrontar el desafío de los derechos humanos,” Archivo Nacional de Chile, March 11 2016, http://www.archiverossinfronteras.cl/
  • Freeze! Challenge the Hierarchy: Researcher, Artist, User! A conference organized by the Executive Committee of SIBMAS (the international network of cultural heritage) and the Danish Organisational Committee in Copenhagen, 31 May – 3 June 2016, The Royal Library Copenhagen, please go to the site for details: http://www.sibmas.org/conferences/copenhagen2016/

International Archives and Archivist Weekly Roundup – March 4, 2016

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

Publications and Resources of Interest

Upcoming Conferences, Events, and Workshops