Our weekly news roundup from around the globe
- Digitization efforts by courts in Ghana aim to replace manual filing and eliminate the need to carry “voluminous documents to the premises.”
- A new information database center launched in Ethiopia will collect and archive data on Ethiopians working abroad.
- Shimla Museum in Kashmir trying to recover a stolen treasure.
- Student research projects at Leiden University’s Institute for History utilize a wide variety of archival sources.
- Documentary Heritage news, the wonderful comprehensive compilation of archival news from around the world created by David Rajotte, an archivist for a Canadian national institution, is now available online: http://documentary-heritage-news.blogspot.ca/p/about-this-blog-propos-de-ce-blogue.html “This blog aims to make a weekly review of the documentary heritage and archives news. Its objectives are to survey what is happening around the world, but also to focuses specifically on news from Canada. It seeks in this sense to follow the activities of all Canadian archives. The review is published as a newsletter which, in addition to being placed on this blog, is also sent to the Arcan-l mailing list .”
The ICA/SUV is pleased to be working with the Conferencia De Archiveros Universitarios Españoles (CAU) to organize a joint conference 3-5 October in Salamanca, Spain.
The conference theme is centered on achieving a better understanding of how, and in what ways, archives contribute value to their parent institutions. It will explore how those challenges may vary based on the authorizing documents and institutional setting of the archives, and it will consider opportunities and challenges against the backdrop of new technologies, digital humanities, user communities, and standardization of professional practices.
To make sure that you have enough time to prepare a strong proposal for the conference program, the submission deadline has just been extended. But do not delay too long–all proposals must be submitted by the end of Wednesday 28 February.
Meanwhile, please note that the editors of ICA’s journal Comma will devote a special issue in 2019 to include the conference proceedings. All confirmed speakers will be invited to submit their papers, with revisions appropriate for publication, by 31 December 2018. Conference presentations must be in English or Spanish, but when you prepare your revision for Comma it may be in English, Spanish, or French.
For the full Call for Proposals for the October ICA/SUV – CAU conference, please go to the following website: