International Archives and Archivists Weekly News Roundup – September 30, 2016

Our weekly roundup of archives-related news from around the globe:
The government archives of New Zealand has posted a discussion document outlining a long-term vision for the next 40 years of the institution which will celebrate its first centenary in 2057.

In an effort to bring to justice the perpetrators of acts of cultural heritage destruction in Timbuktu, Mali, the International Criminal Court in the Netherland’s Hague charged  Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi with the war crime of destroying sacred monuments in Timbuktu.

A new facility for the National Records Centre and Archives of Uganda opens in Kampala:

The entire Ringelblum Archive consisting of over 30,000 archival documents to be made available online for the study of the Warsaw Ghetto.

Publications and Resources of Interest:

An exhibit documenting Slovenian women who left their homeland for the United States is on display at the National and University Library in Ljubljana. The exhibition “To the promised land: Slovenian women in America” combines published and unpublished sources from multiple archival repositories in Slovenia.


Conferences and CFPs:

Amerasia Journal Special Issue: Exhibiting Race and Culture

Call for contributions discussing representation of race and culture, issues often confronted by archivists around the world.

International Archives and Archivists Weekly News Roundup – September 23, 2016

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

Publications and Resources of Interest

  • The Spring 2016 volume of the Arab Studies Journal includes two articles on archives and documentation:
  •  The Moroccan Equity and Reconciliation Commission: The Promises of a Human Rights Archive, by Susan Slyomovics
  • The Paper Trail of a Liberation Movement, by Hana Sleiman

In this issue you can learn more about the latest project updates including the upcoming international meeting and conference, organised by the PERICLES Consortium in association with the DPC (London, 30 Nov – 1 Dec 2016). You can also find out about the PERICLES Modular Training Package and the EcoBuilder tool which enables scenario experts, who are not necessarily familiar with ontologies, to create complex models of their use cases. Blog posts, papers and events of interest to the digital preservation community are also listed in this fully-packed issue!

PERICLES FP7 is a four-year Project (2013-2017) funded by the European Union, which aims to address the challenge of ensuring that digital content remains accessible in an environment that is subject to continual change. For more information please visit our website, or follow us on twitter on @PericlesFP7

Conferences and CFPs

  • Die Staatlichen Archive Bayerns in der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus, 26.-28. Oktober 2016 . Wissenschaftliches Kolloquium der Generaldirektion der Staatlichen Archive Bayerns,

The international conference Technical and Field Related Problems of Traditional and Electronic Archiving hosts professionals from the fields of archival science, records management and those active and working in these fields who wish to be up to date. The conference brings novelties in the field of theoretical and practical bases of archival science and records management, professional procedures, research, standards, guidelines, best practices, projects and programmes.

The conference has a long tradition, it has been organized for more than 35 years in a row, always bringing novelties and reports from the mentioned fields of work. It is organized every year in Hotel Radin, Radenci, Slovenia. In 2017, it will be held from April 5 to April 7, 2017.

More information at:


International Archives and Archivists Weekly News Roundup – September 17, 2016

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Conferences and CFPs

Registration is now open for the international meeting and conference entitled ‘Acting on Change: New Approaches and Future Practices in Long-term Digital Preservation’.

This event is organised by the PERICLES Consortium in association with the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC).
The two-day conference will be held at the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre, London (UK) on 30 November- 1 December 2016 and will examine a range of innovative research approaches and visions for future practices in digital preservation through a series of panel discussions and workshops from PERICLES project members and invited speakers.

On the evening of 30 November DPC will proudly host the gala ceremony for the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards 2016.

The conference will feature an international group of inspirational keynote speakers and panelists – including Kara Van Malssen (AVPreserve, USA), Barbara Reed (Recordkeeping Innovation Pty Ltd, AUS), Matthew Addis (Arkivum, UK), Barbara Sierman (National Library, NL), and Pip Laurenson (Tate, UK) among others.

Please find out more about more our preliminary programme and registration details at:

International Archives and Archivists Weekly News Roundup – September 9, 2016

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

Recent Publications and Resources of Interest

  • Bob Shoemaker, “The evolution of record-keeping as a means of understanding criminality, 1780-1860,” Keynote Address, Penal History in a Digital Age, Tasmania, June 2016, The Digital Panopticon,

Calls for Contributions and Comments



  • The ICA Experts Group on Archival Description (EGAD) is pleased to announce the release for public comment the initial draft of the first part of a two-part standard for archival description named Records in Contexts (RiC). When completed, the standard will include a conceptual model (RiC-CM), and a formal ontology (RiC-O). The current release of the initial draft of RiC-CM will remain available for public comment until 31 December 2016. A draft of RiC-O will be released for public comment late in 2016.

    RiC-CM is available here:
    Comments should be sent to:

    At the ICA Congress in Seoul, Korea in September 2016, three representatives from the EGAD will provide an overview and introduction to RiC on Thursday, 8 September, 15:00-16:30. The session will be available in Chinese, English, French, and Korean.

    Since 2012, with members from thirteen countries, the EGAD has been developing the new standard for the description of records based on archival principles. In the course of its work it has taken into consideration critiques of current practices, established and emerging national conceptual models as well as the models of allied professional communities, and the opportunities presented by new and emerging communication technologies. The objective of the standard is to reconcile, integrate, and build on the four existing standards: General International Standard Archival Description (ISAD(G)); International Standard Archival Authority Records—Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families (ISAAR(CPF)); International Standard Description of Functions (ISDF); and International Standard Description of Institutions with Archival Holdings (ISDIAH).

    The EGAD looks forward to receiving comments on the draft RiC-CM.

International Archives and Archivists Weekly News Roundup – September 2, 2016

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Upcoming Conferences, Events, and Workshops

  •  ASIS&T Meet the Author Series: Regulating the Cloud

With editors Christopher S. Yoo and Jean-François Blanchette

What is the Cloud? Who controls it?

Does it change the rules of the game with respect to copyright, privacy, consumer protection, and security?

Find out why you should care about the Cloud and how it functions as a critical infrastructure in our connected society.

Come Join us for the 2nd Installment in ASIS&T’s Meet the Author Series on September 14th at 5PM EDT to hear from our experts Christopher S. Yoo and Jean-François Blanchette, the editors, as well as authors of two individual chapters, of the text, Regulating the Cloud: Policy for Computing Infrastructure.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 5:00pm – 6:00pm EDT


  • 2016: Zeitregime und Geschichtswissenschaften

14.10.2016-14.10.2016, Bern, Progr – Zentrum für Kulturproduktion Deadline: 11.10.2016 Seit Anbruch des digitalen Zeitalters ist immer wieder von einer radikalen Transformation der Zeitregime die Rede. «Präsentismus», «Beschleunigung» und «Krise der Zukunft» sind einige der Formulierungen zur Beschreibung dieser Veränderungen. Ist die Zeit wirklich aus den Fugen geraten? Die 8. thematisiert Zeitvorstellungen in einer historischen Perspektive und fragt nach den Auswirkungen der digitalen Medien auf die Zeitregime.


  • The International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives Annual meeting in Washington, DC, 24-29 September 2016,