Survey: identify hosting institutions for archives & records at risk

The international working group on “Safe Havens for Archives at Risk” of the ICA is conducting a survey to identify institutions hosting archives and records at risk around the world.

Governments as well as non-governmental institutions are increasingly looking for safe
repositories for digital copies of their archives at risk, especially in situations where their security cannot be guaranteed within the own territorial borders.

The survey aims to identify institutions that offer to host digital or physical archives/records, or are interested in offering this service in the near future, and the type of service those institutions are offering.

The link to the survey with more information can be found here

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Designing the Archive

Adelaide (Australia), 21-25 October 2019

Designing the Archive is an international archives conference presented by the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA), Archives and Records Association of New Zealand Te Huinga Mahara (ARANZ), the International Council on Archives (ICA) and the Pacific Regional Branch International Council on Archives (PARBICA).

Designing the Archive will explore human-centric design processes, empathy, creativity, innovation, experimentation, prototyping, and co-design in the development of record keeping systems, information governance frameworks, archival programs and services, archive buildings and spaces, and digital archives.

The conference will be of interest to archivists, record managers, manuscript librarians, data and information managers. It is an international conference open to those working in government, universities, schools, and the private sector, and it is also open to people who are not members of any of the host associations.

The program also provides an opportunity to explore how we manage records and archives of the design process itself across a range of industries from architecture to fashion, engineering to environmental management. More information on the conference and on how to register here

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ICA online course: “Introduction to Records Management”

ICA website, duration 3 months

The International Council on Archives (ICA) is introducing its first online course ever.

The course offers a practical introduction to implementing the main elements of records management, with a focus on paper-based and non-current records. The course is based on the PARBICA (Pacific Regional Branch of ICA) model policy, and explains how to tailor them to suit any organisation’s records management needs.

The course is available in English and French and it is for beginner and intermediate level. It includes downloadable presentations, documents, videos, and quizzes. The total length to complete the course is 20 to 30 hours and the allowed time to complete it once started is 3 months. The cost is €80 for ICA members and €100 for non-members. The ICA will issue a certificate once the final assessment has been completed. Further information available here

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