Our weekly roundup of archives-related news from around the globe
- Algeria has accused France of hiding archival records that were smuggled out during the Algerian War.
- The French National Archives is asking for documents relating to relations between France and Africa during the 19th and 20th centuries for their “la Grande Collecte” project. The collecting period runs from the 18th to 20th.
- An Israeli minister has recommended declassifying records on Yemeni children disappeared during the 1950s
- New South Wales (Australia) reminds state employees that text messages are state records
- Ford is removing records to Detroit from its facilities in Australia, causing controversy
Conferences and CFPs
The ICA Section on University and Research Institution Archives (SUV) is pleased to announce that its 2017 Conference will be in Riga, Latvia near the end of August. As with past SUV conferences the meeting will have a thematic focus that will accommodate a broad variety of archival institutions while it also opens the possibility for dialogue with the research community. This year’s conference theme builds from our recent affiliation with folklore archivists while staying connected to methodological developments in the archival profession.
*** Please see the call for proposals below ***
CULTURAL HERITAGE MATERIALS–UNIVERSITY, RESEARCH AND FOLKLORE ARCHIVES IN THE 21ST CENTURY,
21 – 27 AUGUST 2017, RIGA LATVIA
2017 SUV conference calls for sessions or single paper proposals on the
(1) CULTURAL HERITAGE MATERIALS: FOUNDATIONS AND DEFINITIONS
(2) BORN DIGITAL MATERIALS — APPRAISAL AND PROCESSING FOR SMALL ARCHIVES
(3) DESCRIPTION AND USE OF ARCHIVES – RECORDS IN CONTEXT (RIC) STANDARD
(4) RESPECTFUL STEWARDSHIP AND ENGAGEMENT WITH CREATOR COMMUNITIES
Abstracts and panel session proposals should be submitted to the ICA-SUV 2017
Conference Scientific Committee via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org by
JANURAY 15, 2017
Information on the full call for proposals and submission guidelines is
available on the website: