Weekly News Roundup- May 5, 2017

Preserving Southeast Asia’s documentary heritage: Documentary Heritage in the Digital Age: Symposium and Consultation to Advance Access, Preservation and Cooperation in ASEAN+3 countries

Difficulties of digitizing and uploading digital material in Cuba: El ‘paketito’, un rival clandestino para el ‘paquete’

From the start, the huge amount of knowledge contained in the Audrey Richards’ donation boxes was obvious. As a new volunteer at the Centre of African Studies Library, I felt impressed (and a little bit nervous) when I first saw these papers, results of long years of research, and many different collaborations: The Dr Audrey Richards’ pamphlet collection – as detailed by Ophelia, volunteer @AfrStudiesLib

Program of the 16th Congress of Archives and Records Management in Catalunya, Spain: http://arxivers.cat/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/arxivers_programaponents_exp1.pdf

Switzerland makes available to the public documents related to victims of the Nazis related to bank accounts in Switzerland: Avoirs en déshérence : Documents disponibles aux AFS

A government journal in Burkina Faso will archive its issues thanks to collaboration with China: Burkina Faso : le journal d’Etat va numériser ses archives grâce à la coopération avec la Chine

In 2015, Berlin-based researcher Nicolas Sheikholeslami compiled Au Revoir Mogadishu Vol 1, a mixtape of Somali music from before the 1988 civil war. Beguiled by this authentic sound, Sheikholeslami and Ostinato Records boss Vik Sohonie travelled to the Horn of Africa to unearth an archive of more than 10 000 cassettes and reels preserved through the war by resolute radio operators and dedicated gatekeepers of Somali culture: On the hunt for Somalia’s forgotten music treasures

France’s government declassifies documents that throw light on the role of France in the Rwanda genocide: Rwanda / Génocide : Vers la lumière sur le rôle de la France ? Source : beninmondeinfos.com

The Latter-day Saints in Mexico have their own repository: Mexico’s rich history preserved at newly dedicated records center


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