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Being an archivist or record keeper is a fascinating role. There are not many jobs where it can be said that what you do today will matter hundreds of years from now.
An archivist or record keeper needs a passion for history, an eye for detail and a strong commitment to service. The return is to be a custodian of society's memory.
Archives are the documentary by-product of human activity retained for their long-term value.
They are contemporary records created by individuals and organisations as they go about their business and therefore provide a direct window on past events.
Archives are witnesses to the past. They provide evidence, explanation and justification both for past actions and current decisions.
The International Council on Archives (ICA) is created on 9 June 1948 , now celebrated as International Archives Day ...
The mission of the International Council on Archives (ICA) is to promote the preservation and use of archives around the world. In pursuing this mission, ICA works for the protection and enhancement of the memory of the world and to improve communication while respecting cultural diversity ...
ICA Leadership General Assembly Executive Board Programme Commission Audit Commission Forum of National Archivists Professional Sections Coordination Comma Editorial Board
Expert Group on Archive Buildings and Environments - EGABE Expert Group on Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness - EG EMDP
Photographic and Audiovisual Archives Working Group - PAAG Expert Group on Records Management - RMEG
Expert Group on Advocacy - AEG
Expert Group on Digital Records - DREG
Expert Group on Archival Description - EGAD
Archives and Human Rights Group - HRWG
Expert Group on Appraisal - EGA
Expert Group on Legal Matters - EGLM
Expert Group on Research Services and Outreach - EGRSO
Expert Group on Shared Archival Heritage - EGSAH
International Congress 2016, Seoul
International Congress ICA 2016 Programme
Annual Conference 2017 Annual Conference 2015 Previous Annual Conferences
International Archives Day 2017 International Archives Day 2016
ALA - Asociación Latinoamericana de Archivos ARBICA - Arab Regional Branch CARBICA - Caribbean Regional Branch CENARBICA - Central Africa Regional Branch EASTICA - East Asian Regional Branch ESARBICA - Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch EURASICA - Eurasia Regional Branch EURBICA - European Regional Branch NAANICA - North American Archival Network PARBICA - Pacific Regional Branch SARBICA - Southeast Asian Regional Branch SWARBICA - South and West Asian Regional Branch WARBICA - West African Regional Branch
SAE - Section for Education and Training SAFT - Section for Archives of Faith Traditions SAN - Section on Notarial Archives
SAR - Section on Architectural Archives SBA - Section on Business Archives SIO - Section on International Organisations SLA - Litterary and Artistic Archives
SLMT - Section on Local, Municipal and Territorial Archives
SPA - Section on Professional Associations
SPO - Section on Sport Archives
SPP - Section for Archives of Parliaments and Political Parties
SUV - Section on University Archives
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