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Comma is the chief serial publication of the International Council on Archives, and a key benefit for ICA members. Its scope is the professional administration  and development of archives and archivists worldwide. Read more...

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#IAW2021 and #EmpoweringArchives Launch

From Monday 7 to Friday 11 June 2021, we will celebrate the third International Archives Week #IAW2021 and this year’s theme, #EmpoweringArchives. We are inviting archival and records management professionals and organizations to join us in a virtual conversation on the topic of...

Waiting for #ICARoma2022, Lightning Talks Series

In anticipation of the 2022 ICA Conference in Rome, ICA is pleased to share a new lightning talks series, ‘Waiting for #ICARoma2022.’ Talks will take place every Tuesday between 17:00-18:30 CET and will run from March 9 2021- 29 June 2021 and will return in September 2021

Empowering Archives and the Profession 2021-2024 - ICA’s New Strategic Plan

ICA is pleased to announce that it’s new strategic plan was approved at the first virtual Annual General Assembly on Monday 16 November 2020. The plan reflects the views and opinions shared during the campaign...

Public release of Records in Contexts-Ontology 0.2

In February 2021, the ICA Experts Group on Archival Description (EGAD) released the version 0.2 of Records in Contexts Ontology (RIC-O), the second part of Records in Contexts standard.

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Monday, April 5, 2021

ICA Governance Meetings 2021

In 2020, the ICA governance meetings (Executive Board and Programme Commission), were held virtually bringing together members from all over the world. In 2021, due to the current circumstances, the ICA will host these meetings in the same format to discuss key topics for the year.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

#IAW2021 and #EmpoweringArchives Launch

From Monday 7 to Friday 11 June 2021, we will celebrate the third International Archives Week #IAW2021 and this year’s theme, #EmpoweringArchives. We are inviting archival and records management professionals and organizations to join us in a virtual conversation on the topic of...

Congress

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Section on Archives and Human Rights Book Launch, 24 March 2021

June 24 is the United Nations' Day dedicated to the Right to Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims, and ICA is pleased to announce the release of Archives and Human Rights edited by members of the Section on Archives and Human Rights.

Congress

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Waiting for #ICARoma2022, Lightning Talks Series

In anticipation of the 2022 ICA Conference in Rome, ICA is pleased to share a new lightning talks series, ‘Waiting for #ICARoma2022.’ Talks will take place every Tuesday between 17:00-18:30 CET and will run from March 9 2021- 29 June 2021 and will return in September 2021

Congress

Monday, February 22, 2021

Public release of Records in Contexts-Ontology 0.2

In February 2021, the ICA Experts Group on Archival Description (EGAD) released the version 0.2 of Records in Contexts Ontology (RIC-O), the second part of Records in Contexts standard.

Congress

Monday, February 22, 2021

Available now: The 16th ICA New Professionals newsletter!

The 16th ICA New Professionals newsletter is now available, and it is a must-read for those in the new professional community!

Congress

Friday, February 19, 2021

Save the Date for the ICA Abu Dhabi Congress and let’s Start Talking about Empowering Knowledge Societies!

We invite you to read the description of the 13 streams, sketched out by members of the ICA Expert Groups, the ICA Abu Dhabi 2020 Congress Programme Committee and partner organizations, to provide a high-level first look at the Congress professional programme. 

Congress

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Comma 2019/1 claims

If you have not received your or your institution’s hard-copy issue of Comma 2019/1 and would like it to be sent to you again, please let us know before 15 March 2021 by sending us your...

Congress

Monday, February 15, 2021

ICA joining ARA’s #ArchiveHour #InternationalArchiveHour

ICA is pleased to announce that it is participating in Archive and Records Association of the UK and Ireland’s (ARA) #ArchiveHour, but this time it will be an #InternationalArchiveHour edition held on Thursday, 25 February 2021 between 20:00-21:00 GMT/21:00-22:00CET/ 14:00-15:00CST.  

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Friday, February 12, 2021

The ICA wishes you a happy Chinese New Year!

Today February 12, a new Chinese year begins: 2021 is the year of the ox. According to Chinese astrology, this animal embodies diligence, selflessness and wealth. 2021 will be a time of fortune and luck! 

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#IAW2021 and #EmpoweringArchives Launch

Join us next Wednesday, March 31 at 15:00 CET for the virtual launch of International Archives Week 2021, where you will learn more about how to explore and discuss #EmpoweringArchives!  

ICA Governance Meetings 2021

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 to Friday, April 9, 2021

The two ICA governing committees (Executive Board and Programme Commission) usually meet twice a year: one session in the first...

ICA Abu Dhabi 2020 Congress

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 to Friday, October 22, 2021

We are pleased to inform you of the new dates for the ICA Abu Dhabi Congress:19-22 October 2021 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre(ADNEC).

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