Mr. Ruud Yap gave a gripping presentation on the new approach to appraisal taken by the Dutch National Archives. Due to the large volumes of records generated by digital systems, the existing appraisal system “PIVOT,” based on an analysis of governmental functions and actions, can no longer be sustained.
The Section for Archivists of Internal Organizations of the ICA held its 34th meeting in Kuala Lumpur on Friday July 25th. Many reports were made on the administration, finance and activity programme of the section, and the members were treated to several presentations from outside the Section, including Mr. Ian Wilson (incoming President of the ICA) and Ineke Deserno (ICA Programme Committee.) Both Mr. Wilson and Ms. Deserno invited the SIO to think creatively about the upcoming activity programme so as to situate its work within the strategic direction of the ICA at large.
A three-part session on Thursday, July 24 including talks by Miriam Nisbet, Ray Edmondson and Wladyslaw Stepniak focused on UNESCO’s Memory of the World program (MoW) and was moderated by George MacKenzie. The MoW program is an unprecedented effort to identify, document, and preserve, and promote access to the documentary heritage of the entire globe.
Anneli Sundqvist, enseignante et chercheur en Archives et Science de l’Information à l’Université Mid Sweden, et Proscivia Svärd, archiviste et responsable de la recherche à l’Institut Nordique sur l’Afrique, ont traité du sujet très complexe de la démocratisation de l’information dans les sociétés après une guerre.
The session by Peter Horsman focused on developing a new training methodology called Train the Trainers in Records Management (TTRM). Mr. Horsman emphasized a methodology based on problem solving strategies, which will allow it to be useful whatever the local environment may be.
Dans cette session, Larry Eiring, président de la Section pour la formation initiale et continue (SAE) du CIA, a présenté une analyse des défis que présente la société de l’information actuelle dans un environnement électronique en termes de gestion des documents électroniques et de formation à leur prise en compte.
Archivists without Borders (AwB) is a non-profit organisation created in Barcelona in 1998. Formed by archivists who collaborate on a volunteer basis, the ONG develops cooperative projects in the field of documentary heritage and archiving in several parts of the world.