Weekly News-August 31, 2018

International archives news:

* “Eviction of the National Archives of Peru from the Superior Court of Lima Premises,” letter by David Fricker, president of the ICA, to Dr. Alfonso Martel Chang, President, Superior Court of Lima, Paris, August 28, 2018.

* Documentary Heritage News – Nouvelles du patrimoine documentaire Vol. 11 no 52

(A rich weekly review of news on documentary heritage and archives, compiled and edited by David Rajotte. “Its objectives are to survey what is happening around the world, but also to focus specifically on news from Canada.”)

Call for applications (funding):

* FIDA (Fund for the International Development of Archives) CALL FOR PROJECTS 2019

“We encourage applications, which contribute to the development of archives and archivists (not just national ones) in developing countries in particular.

To aid this process the Trustees will expect applicants to have read the Guidelines for candidates and to explain in their application what they want to develop and how they intend to do it.

The ICA secretariat will be able to advise on likely partners and specialists, if these are required, and on any other matter relating to the awards. The maximum amount available for each project is up to 10,000 Euros.”

Applications deadline: 15 September 2018.

*Open Call: First Aid to Documentary Heritage under Threat: The Prince Claus Fund, through its Cultural Emergency Response (CER) programme and the Whiting Foundation, announce a second round of the Open Call for First Aid to Documentary Heritage under Threat. We invite proposals for projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean to safeguard documentary heritage that is acutely threatened by recent conflict or other disaster, whether natural or man-made.

Conferences, webinar, and calls for papers:

* The annual conference of the University and Research Institution Archives of the International Council of Archives (ICA / SUV) will be held in Salamanca, Spain, October 3-5, 2018. The conference is titled: “Historical documents in the university archives, an added value”, and will focus “on one of the most important problems faced by university archives today: their relevance and their value to our institutions.”

The full program (including the abstracts) is accessible from the ICA/SUV website:


* Call for papers:

The international conference: Technical and Field Related Problems of Traditional and Electronic Archiving in Radenci/Slovenia, April 3-5, 2019.

The key topic of the conference will be: “Personal and other sensitive data at creators and in the archives.” (Collecting, processing, protection)

The organizers kindly ask to submit the application no later than September 1st, 2018.

*Society of California Archivists, webinar: Applying Radical Empathy Framework in Archival Practice, Monday, September 17, Monday, September 17, 2018, 10:00-11:00 am (PST).

* ICA Yaounde 2018 «  Archives : Governance, Memory and Heritage » 26 – 28 November 2018.

The website for the Conference ICA Yaounde 2018 is now online and the registration system is open! Register now to have the benefit of the early birds fees!


SAA Annual Meeting 2018

IAAS Annual Meeting

SAA conference is this week in Washington DC. The International Archival Affairs Section will hold its annual meeting on Friday, August 17,  at 11:00 a.m. in Room Washington 4, Exhibition Level of the Marriott Wardman Park hotel.  We hope to see many of our members there. The agenda promises a rewarding experience. It will be a joint meeting with the Latin American and Caribbean Heritage Archives Section. We will hear from two international speakers.  IAAS is delighted to welcome Monserrat Canela Garayoa, Chief of Section, Records and Archives, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Archives in Geneva, Switzerland. LACCHA is bringing Hilda T. Ayala, Research Services Librarian from the University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez.

Full agenda for the meeting:

11:00 am:              Welcome, LACCHA & IAAS Updates
11:10 am:              Hilda Teresa Ayala-Gonzalez, LACCHA Guest Speaker
11:35 am:              Montserrat Canela Garayoa, IAAS Guest Speaker
12:00 pm:              Q & A, Announcements
12:15pm:              Adjourn


Looking forward to seeing you there!

IAAS Steering  Committee


Human Rights Working Group Newsletter July 2018 and petition in support of the AHPN Archive in Guatemala

The July 2018 newsletter of ICA’s Human Rights Working Group has been published. The newsletter includes a petition on the last 2 pages in response to a threat to the Historical Archive of the National Police (AHPN) in Guatemala.ICA HRWG News 2018-07

If you or your organization decide to support the petition, please contact Kate Doyle at the National Security Archive, who is collecting institutional and individual signatures to be forwarded to Archives without Borders, which will coordinate the international response. To sign, send your name (individual or institutional) to kadoyle@gwu.edu with the subject line AHPN signature.

Weekly News–August 12

New resources

* The IFLA has just published a background paper on Extended Collective Licensing, (ECL), a collective copyright licensing system used primarily in the Nordic countries. http://www.ifla.org/node/62331 The IFLA background paper presents examples of ECLs under several jurisdictions, including Canada, China, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, Norway and Sweden. IFLA concludes that statutory copyright exceptions for libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs) are far preferable to ECL. Particularly relevant is Jean Dryden’s analysis why ECL is particularly ill-suited for archives (pages 31-36 of the report.)

*Review of: Lorraine Daston (ed.): Science in the Archives. Pasts, Presents, Futures. Chicago: University of Chicago Press 2017. ISBN 978-0-226-43236-6; viii, 397 S.; $ 37.50., <http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/rezensionen/2018-3-026>

* Documentary Heritage News (August 9, 2018), a wonderful compilation of archives news from Canada and around the Globe by David Rajotte: http://documentary-heritage-news.blogspot.com/

Calls, fellowships and announcements:

* European Holocaust Research Infrastructure Fellowship, deadline: August 31, 2018: https://www.hsozkult.de/grant/id/stipendien-16943

* Ipres 2018:

A detailed schedule (https://osf.io/u5w3q/wiki/home/) for iPRES 2018 with information about all of the sessions. We are using the Open Science Framework (OSF) project site with a link from our iPRES 2018 website. The full proceedings for iPRES 2018 will be available on OSF, including slides, papers, poster images, workshop materials, panel questions, session notes, and supplementary materials.

*The American Archivist editorial board recently issued a call particularly encouraging submissions by international colleagues: “I write to you today as a member of the Editorial Board for the Society of American Archivist’s journal, American Archivist. The Board is very interested to bring a more diverse and inclusive representation in the authorship of submissions. With that in mind, we invite you to submit your article or book review for our peer-refereed consideration.” For more details, please go to: https://www2.archivists.org/american-archivist

Weekly News Roundup–August 6, 2018

Our weekly news roundup from around the globe

Calls for submissions