Weekly News Roundup – March 31, 2017

Our weekly news roundup from around the globe

Newly released archival materials document anti-apartheid movement in Japan in the last five decades, thanks to the efforts of the Research Center for Cooperative Civil Societies at the Rikkyo University in Tokyo.

The Danish National Archives opened for online access all its digitized records from the time when Denmark was a colonial power in the West Indies. A remarkable on-line exhibit features stunning selections from the records.

Manuscript Resource Center holding archival records in Nepal opens in the country’s Nawalparasi district.

A large Middle East collection of materials from around the world built by a librarian featured in news from University of California – Los Angeles.

Scientists from the Nuclear and Energy Research Institute (IPEN) in São Paulo, Brazil, use radiation techniques to treat cultural artifacts and archival documents.



First Archivematica Camp to be held in Europe is scheduled to take place at the University of York in England on April 4-6, 2017.

Forty-first European Library Automation Group conference will be held in Athens, Greece, June 6-9, 2017.

And perhaps you can make a side trip to the Vatican to catch a couple of days (or sessions) of another exciting gathering, the 2017 conference of the International Image Interoperability Framework, June 6-9, 2017.

Related to archivists’ efforts to promote knowledge discovery and facilitate data mining are the aims of the International Conference on Natural Computation, Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery, July 29-31, 2017, in Guilin, China.


Featured blog post

Exploring Metadata Interoperability in the United States and United Kingdom” by Charlotte Kostelic (from the SAA Electronic Records Section’s blog, reference courtesy of Katharina Hering).


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