International Archives and Archivists Weekly News Roundup – May 20, 2016

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

* Les Archives du Sénégal : un siècle d’histoire(s) de l’Afrique, Liberation, May 18, 2016,

* The IISG in Amsterdam has completed the Centrale Digitization Project, and a total of 163 maters of archival materials have been digitized and are available online,

* Caribbean Launches Digital Archive Project for Preserving  Memories, Cultural Heritage Research, Atlanta Black Star, May 19, 2016,

* British Library: Online Historical Resources for the Study of the Modern History of Bahrain and the Persian Gulf, See more at:

* Memoriav, the Association for the Preservation of the Audiovisual Heritage, has made its recommendations for the digital archiving of film and video available online,

Publications and Resources of Interest

New publication on the history of Prussian state archives during National Socialism:

Kriese, Sven (Hrsg.): Archivarbeit im und für den Nationalsozialismus.
Die preußischen Staatsarchive vor und nach dem Machtwechsel von 1933 (=
Veröffentlichungen aus den Archiven Preußischer Kulturbesitz.
Forschungen 12). Berlin: Duncker & Humblot 2015. ISBN 978-3-428-14746-5;
623 S.; EUR 99,90.

Reviewed by Peter Quadflieg for H-Soz_Kult,

Upcoming Conferences, Events, and Workshops

Jubilee conference of the Royal Society of Archivists in the Netherlands, 16-17 June, Haarlem, the Netherlands

‘Values in transition: perspectives on the future of the archival profession’

What will the profession of the archivist and of other information professionals look like in the future, when all information is digital?

What do concepts such as integrity, authenticity, accessibility and privacy – concepts that are so familiar to us in the paper world – mean in the digital world?


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