Partnerships are fundamental to ICA’s work since it is through collaboration that the association can fulfil its aims. Partnerships also enable ICA to promote and support good archival practices globally and make it possible for ICA and its partners to develop arguments and solutions that allow for individual cultures and local needs. 

Members benefit from ICA’s involvement in a wide range of partnerships: 

  • Close cooperation with international partners brings archives and records management issues and successes to the international stage. 
  • A matrix of internal networks provides numerous opportunities for members to develop their own partnerships. These networks approach issues from different perspectives, including those of regional networks, networks for specific types of collections or networks relating to professional practices. Members are free to participate in any combination that suits their needs. To learn more about these, go to the Branches and Sections pages. 
  • Access to partnerships both physical and virtual can fuel meaningful dialogues with fellow professionals regardless of their location or resources.  
  • Active exploitation by ICA of its internal and external relationships promotes best practices, for example by raising awareness of ICA’s suite of International Standards.  
  • Partnerships with national bodies that promote archives and record management encourage countries to foster their own record keeping culture. 

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