Waiting for #ICARoma2022: Lightning Talks Series

ICA is pleased to share this new lightning talks series ‘Waiting for #ICARoma2022’, which is being organised by our co-hosts SOS Archivi. The lightning talks will highlight experiences of Italian archival and records colleagues, in anticipation of our 2022 ICA Conference in Rome. This is a really exciting opportunity for our membership to get to know Italian experts and topics close to their heart, which in turn we hope will encourage you to join us next year.  

The lightning 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 below you will find information of the talks by month: 


March 2022

1 MarchInformation governance: a framework for cooperation

29 March Linked Open Data for cultural heritage

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February 2022

1 FebruaryProcess certification: a quality model 

15 February What does AI look like when archival concepts and principles inform its development?

22 FebruaryHow much is a file worth? The economic value of the archives

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December 2021

14 December Digital libraries: a training ground for the hybridization of disciplines and contents - Cultural heritage is a real system, in which objects live in relationships not only with other objects, but also with subjects, with places, with processes of production, use and conservation: in a word, with the context within which they are immersed [...]. Read More


November 2021

16 NovemberNot just papers: the archive as an expression of the variety of cultural heritage - The archive is not just paper. There are many archives in which it is necessary to compare matters, materials and objects that are very different from traditional ones, such as to require a specialized approach and sometimes original solutions [...]. Read More


October 2021

26 OctoberThe training of archivists: contents, models, players, perspectives - The tasks of archivists have been progressively expanding over the last few decades. The paper documentation has been joined by the digital one, and the traditional documentary sources by the oral and audiovisual sources, just to name a few[...]. More information following this link 


June 2021

7 June - Reducing disaster risk in digital archives - This webinar will focus on preventing and reducing risks threatening digital archival holdings. In particular, it will address risk drivers and decision-making for risk reduction. The talks will be in Italian, with English subtitling and the hashtag for the event is: #w4ica2022. For more information about the speakers and upcoming talks, please check: www.sosarchivi.it/w4ica2022 

We look forward to seeing you! 


May 2021

11 May Corporate culture in archives: sustainability, digitalization and training role - What is the social impact of memory loss? And why is it essential to preserve and enhance business archives? Through the archives, training courses are built and the ability to build and create is preserved. For some time now, the archives have also faced two central issues regarding the future: digitalisation and sustainability. 

25 May - Preserving sounds and voices: archives as a place for identity - Audiovisual heritage represents an inestimable treasure, which has been and is fundamental for the construction of individual and social identities, for the cultural formation of people, for the collective memory of peoples. Radio and television recordings, oral testimonies that speak of the past and question the present, that explain, intrigue, teach, amuse or entertain.


April 2021

13 April - Microclimatic conditions and air quality in archives - The monitoring and control of ambient air quality normally takes place outdoors, but even within the environments designated for the conservation of archival assets there may be sources of concern for pollution or, due to inefficient air circulation systems, pollutants can penetrate from the outside and accumulate. 

27 April - Archive common good: the relationship with communities and proposals for enhancement of the value - The documentation preserved in the ecclesiastical, diocesan and parish archives in particular, is inextricably intertwined with the history of people and communities and places inhabited and built around them. Every action, whether linked to initiatives of knowledge, protection or valorization can only be the concerted expression of a people and its territory. Let’s try to tell some experiences. 


March 2021

9 March - The new Vertical Technical Rule: applications for cultural heritage - The speakers are Fire Brigade engineers with extensive experience in archives and museums. The topic of the talk will be exploring the new Italian law that lays down new rules for fire protection in cultural heritage institutions. 

23 March - Good practices for securing diocesan archives - This talk is co-organised with the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI) and will focus on the role of diocesan archives which are being impacted with the reduction of clergy, meaning diocesan archivists are facing challenges when it comes to the conservation and safeguarding of small parish archives.