UNESCO Statement: Turning the threat of COVID-19 into an opportunity for greater support to documentary heritage

n behalf of UNESCO’s Documentary Heritage Unit, Secretariat of the MoW Programme, we are pleased to inform you that...

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The Archives and Records are Accessible

At ICA we think it is an important time to tell people from all over the world, not just our community, that archives continue to be accessible even though in some cases the physical buildings may be shuttered. Also, that records services continue to operate to facilitate business and government...

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#StayHome learn from home: ICA’s offer to the archival community during COVID-19

Above all, we hope you - and your family and staff - are in good health. A new situation calling for new measures...

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Access Issues & Innovations Survey by EGRSO

The Expert Group on Research Services and Outreach (EGRSO) is planning a number of initiatives to carry out this year and in the future. We would like to find out what issues relating to access and outreach are of concern to...

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Take part in ICA’s survey on archival description in the real world

ICA is inviting people that work in archives around the world to take part in a short survey on describing and arranging archives. 

The survey, designed to take just 10 minutes to complete, will inform ICA’s work on its forthcoming archival description and arrangement course for the ICA’s...

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International Council on Archives

The ICA believes that effective records and archives management is an essential precondition for good governance, the rule of law, administrative transparency, the preservation of mankind's collective memory, and access to information by citizens.

The International Council on Archives (ICA) is dedicated to the effective management of records and the preservation, care and use of the world's archival heritage through its representation of records and archive professionals across the globe.

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Friday, April 3, 2020

UNESCO Statement: Turning the threat of COVID-19 into an opportunity for greater support to documentary heritage

n behalf of UNESCO’s Documentary Heritage Unit, Secretariat of the MoW Programme, we are pleased to inform you that...

Congress

Friday, April 3, 2020

Take part in ICA’s survey on archival description in the real world

ICA is inviting people that work in archives around the world to take part in a short survey on describing and arranging archives. 

The survey, designed to take just 10 minutes to complete, will inform ICA’s work on its forthcoming archival description and arrangement course for the ICA’s...

Congress

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Archives and Records are Accessible

At ICA we think it is an important time to tell people from all over the world, not just our community, that archives continue to be accessible even though in some cases the physical buildings may be shuttered. Also, that records services continue to operate to facilitate business and government...

Congress

Monday, March 30, 2020

#StayHome learn from home: ICA’s offer to the archival community during COVID-19

Above all, we hope you - and your family and staff - are in good health. A new situation calling for new measures...

Congress

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Archivists at Home

“Archivists at home” began as brainstorming advocacy tool by the Accessibility & Disability Section (Society of American Archivists) for developing a more flexible concept of archival labor, whether it is archivists working from home due to COVID-19 or archivists with disabilities.  The...

Congress

Monday, March 16, 2020

COVID-19 / ICA Office Move to Virtual

Dear colleagues,

I am writing to inform you that as Secretary General, in consultation with the Elected Officers and in accordance with French government recommendations, I have decided to close the physical ICA offices in Paris as of 17 March 2020 and until further. As a French...

Congress

Friday, March 13, 2020

Cancellation of the SEAPAVAA’s 24th Conference and General Assembly

This announcement is jointly issued by the SEAPAVAA Executive Council and the Vietnam Film Institute

(host institution for SEAPAVAA’s 24th Conference and General Assembly)

Congress

Friday, March 13, 2020

ICA Governance Meetings London: FAN meeting cancelled and EB meeting postponed

Dear colleagues, we are writing to inform you that we are canceling the ICA Governance Week Meetings scheduled for 13-20 April 2020.

Congress

Friday, March 13, 2020

Citizen Journalists/Witnesses and AV Human Rights Archives

For human rights defenders, witnesses, and those caught in between some of history’s most violent and difficult moments, video footage functions as a mechanism for seeking justice, accountability, and hopefully, one day, peace.

Congress

Saturday, March 7, 2020

January 2020: SAHR Newsletter

The Section on Archives and Human Rights newsletter is now released!

Click here to check available translated versions

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Monday, October 21, 2019 to Friday, October 25, 2019

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Dates: 16 - 20 November 2020

The archival, records and data landscape in the 21st century is changing public expectations, how we do our work, what constitutes credible evidence and how we protect our holdings. It is time for our profession to discuss, reflect and challenge existing...

Training the French-speaking trainers at EBAD, Dakar, Senegal

Monday, October 21, 2019 to Friday, October 25, 2019

The French-language training session for teachers and instructors in archival studies, EBAD, Dakar, takes place from 21 to 25 October. Read more.

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