Weekly News Roundup – June 16, 2017

Tweets from International Archives Day 2017: #internationalarchivesday or #IAD17

Our weekly news roundup from around the globe.

International Archives Day is an excellent vehicle to bring archival issues into the news. Here is a small selection of news articles, from around the globe:

* Why those archives matter, Samoa Observer, June 10, 2017

* Discoveries of love letters, unknown stories shared for International Archives Day, ABC Radio Melbourne, June 8, 2017

* Nigeria: International Archives Day – Bello Harps On Effective Records Management, All Africa, June 12, 2017

* RAPAN charges government on freedom of information, The Guardian, Nigeria, June 9, 2017

* Expert urges Nigerians to imbibe record keeping culture, The News, Nigeria, June 8, 2017

* Access exclusive vaults of National Archives of Georgia on global archives day, Agenda GE, June 8, 2017, http://agenda.ge/news/81010/eng

* Don’t negate the importance of archives, say experts, The Express Tribune, Pakistan, June 15, 2017

* Barcelona celebra el Día Internacional de los Archivos con actividades en la ciudad, El Periódico, June 4, 2017

* Día Internacional de los Archivos: poco qué festejar , Proceso, June 9, 2017

* Conmemora IAIP Tlaxcala el día internacional de archivos, June 11, 2017

* Los archivos de Castilla y León muestran sus estancias «más secretas», ABC Espana, June 9, 2017,

* Archiv präsentiert seine Schätze, June 10, 2017

* Archive öffnen die Türen für die Bevölkerung, Luzerner Zeitung, June 6, 2017,

* Archives Portal Europe invites new members on International Archives Day, blog post from Marta Musso of the Archives Portal Europe Foundation on the Europeana blog, June 9, 2017, http://pro.europeana.eu/blogpost/archives-portal-europe-invites-new-members-on-international-archives-day

New resources:

* The latest issue of Archivaria 83 (Spring 2017) , http://archivaria.ca/index.php/archivaria/issue/view/468

* Announcement of the Manuel d’Archivistique en langue arabe par Abdelkrim Badjadja: http://badjadja99.e-monsite.com/


* Records DNA Survey:

RecordsDNA is part of a one-year multidisciplinary international research network on the DNA of digital records  funded by AHRC. The network is being led by me and my colleague Professor Julie McLeod, with the support of The National Archives in the UK. We are bringing people together from different disciplines to gather perspectives on their needs for the future digital evidence base and to try to reconceptualise a digital record in terms of its components (DNA), and identify a future global research agenda.

To do this we need YOUR help!

We are holding a series of wiki surveys to crowdsource and rank concerns with managing the digital record base. This mechanism creates long lists in a prioritized order for our further consideration. Each survey will be open for one week only so please log in and add your ideas. The first, asking ‘What are the risks to maintaining digital evidence over time?’ The survey is at: http://www.allourideas.org/recorddna

The anchor for this work is our blog https://recorddna.wordpress.com/  and you can follow us on Twitter @RecordDNA ( https://twitter.com/RecordDNA ). The hashtag is #RecordDNA


* I-CHORA 8: We are delighted to announce that the eighth International Conference on the History of Records and Archives will be held in Melbourne from May 28-30, 2018. I-CHORA 8 will be hosted by the Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics at Monash University, and follows successful events in Toronto (2003), Amsterdam (2005), Boston (2007), Perth (2008), London (2010), Austin (2012) and Amsterdam (2015).

The theme of I-CHORA 8 is: Archives in a Changing Climate.  We invite proposals for papers that explore different ways in which archives, archival practices, and archival scholarship have changed through time. A full call for papers will be announced in July, and will be posted on http://ichora.org/.




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