Weekly News Roundup- April 14, 2017

News on Mexico’s National Archives (AGN): You can see a catalog of the AGN’s exhibits at catálogo de exposiciones itinerantes del Archivo General de la Nación

Connect with news from Latin American archives: the newsletter of the Asociación Latinoamericana de Archivos (ALA).

 ICA’s Spanish Section on Parliamentary and Political Parties Archives and Archivists issued in December regulations regarding transparency and electronic records management: Normas referentes a transparencia y administración electrónica

The importance of local archives for historians and geneologists. In Belgium, the town of Walcourt establishes a center to preserve its history. Walcourt : un centre dédié aux archives communales

Historical videos inspired by “Game of Thrones,” photos of long-lost neighborhoods, and maps of the best old buildings still standing today: An Amazing Digital Archive of Amsterdam’s Past

In Malaysia, National Archives director-general Azemi Abdul Aziz wants the public, especially university students to use its documents or materials as the primary source of reference in verifying certain events: National Archives wants public to use documents as reference on history

On human rights:

The March issue of the Human Rights Working Group newsletter is out: http://www.ica.org/en/hrwg-newsletter-march-2017 and the French and Spanish translations of the newsletter of February

Collected evidence to be part of international efforts to assign responsibility for rights abuses in North Korea. An archive of information and evidence on human rights abuses by the North Korean regime is to be established in Geneva: UN archive on N. Korean human rights abuses to be established in Geneva.

 In Spain, conflicts between private and public archives over government papers that document the dictatorship of Franco: Archivos reabren debate sobre el franquismo. www.eltelegrafo.com.ec


The Fundación Documentación, a foundation whose mission is to support activities among Latin American repositories that improve access to information, is organizing the webinar “Introduction to Digital Transformation” within public organizations: introducción a la transformación digital en organizaciones públicas.




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