SUV Reading Group

The goal of the ICA-SUV Reading Group launched in June 2020 is to virtually bring together archivists and record managers from all over the world to discuss once a month a journal article or a news item about recordkeeping. It is intended to be an exchange of ideas, perspectives and opinions in a convivial setting. If you have ideas or comments, feel free to get in touch with Venkat Srinivasan (, Ellen Engseth ( or Anne-Flore Laloë ( Announcements are shared through the ICA-SUV listserv

Next meeting

The reading group for 2023-2024 will be an informal discussion group that we are calling Community--Coffee--Cultures (CCC)! We'll meet on the last Tuesday of every other month at 14:00 UTC, for anywhere between 45-60 minutes.

Our goals for Community--Coffee--Cultures (CCC) are to build community, learn from varied cultures of practice around the world, and maybe have coffee (or other beverage of choice). We hope this will also be a way of fostering discussion and who knows, even collaboration. We are picking six broad themes to see how archives in different parts of the world think about these. Discussions are not structured, and they are not restricted to the theme during these meetings!

Join us on September 26, 2023 at 14:00 UTC. Focus: Digitization practices, workflows, concerns.

Check your local time:

Zoom meeting link:
Meeting ID: 987 0466 4511
Passcode: 230926

We look forward to seeing you!

Future CCCs:
Tue, Nov 28: Appraisal
Tue, Jan 30: Archival education and training
Tue, Mar 26: Salaries, parities, and labo(u)r issues
Tue, May 28: Cataloging, archival description niggles, metadata
Tue, Jul 30: Ethics in sourcing, access and use of collections

Previous Reading Group meetings discussed: