Conservation of Cultural Heritage – Specifications for location, construction and modification of buildings or rooms intended for the storage or use of heritage collections
Archivists have long been aware of the potential for adopting greener practices in the management of their buildings. Witness, for instance, the inspirational design of the Rotterdam Municipal Archive, which has stood the test of time and continues to inspire. A real step change has come about, however, through the adoption of the EN 16893:2018 standard, ratified in February this year. It is perhaps a bit surprising that its introduction has not caused more comment in the archival community. Greening the archive weiterlesen →
Introduction: one Section among twelve
SLA is one of a varied group of Sections which operate within ICA. The twelve Sections reflect the fact that in many languages there are two meanings for the word “archives” – archives as documents, and archives as institutions. Some ICA Sections are based around archives as institutions – for example, the Section of International Organisations (SIO), the Section on University Archives (SUV) and the Section of Local, Municipal and Territorial Archives (SLMT). Other Sections are based around archives as subject-based documents – for example, the Section on Sports Archives (SPO), the Section on Architectural Archives (SAR), the Section for Archives of Faith Traditions (SAFT), and our Section for Archives of Literature and Art (SLA). A few Sections may be said to combine both meanings – for example, the Section on Business Archives (SBA) and the Section for Archives of Parliaments and Political Parties (SPP). The work of a Section within the International Council on Archives: the example of the Section for Archives of Literature and Art (SLA) weiterlesen →
Dr David Sutton has been Director of Research Projects in Reading University Library since 1982. He is editor of the Location Register of English Literary Manuscripts and Letters and UK editor of the WATCH copyright project (Writers Artists & Their Copyright Holders).
He has been awarded the Benson Medal of the Royal Society of Literature for distinguished services to literature; the Archivist of the Year award (Scone Foundation, New York, 2006); and Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Society of Literature (FRSL, 2012). He has been Chair of ICA’s Section for Archives of Literature and Art since 2010.
by Deborah Jenkins, Chair of the European Region, International Council on Archives
Although sport is one of the great binding human preoccupations around the world, the care and management of Sport archives has not been given a prominent place in archival debate. From country to country, from sport to sport, different provision has been made for the documentation generated by sporting associations and clubs. When London was chosen for the Olympic games of 2012, London Metropolitan Archives undertook research on what had happened to the papers of the Mexico, Barcelona, Sydney and many other games – the findings of the research was that a patchwork of different approaches currently existed. The care and management of Sport archives weiterlesen →
The Expert Group on Shared Archival Heritage was established in September 2016 with goal to discus and research issues related to archives pertaining to the history and cultural heritage of more than one community, country or region where the custody, ownership and access is unclear or in dispute.
The work of EGSAH includes the creation of tools and resources to assist ICA members in identifying and acknowledging records of shared archival heritage, the provision of guidance on developing and models of agreements and systems to allow access by all stakeholders in such archives and the establishment of codes and standards of professional conduct to protect themselves and ensure that the archives are appropriately managed. EGSAH-ICA Survey on displaced archives weiterlesen →
Projekt Digitalizacija i istraživanje tekstova zadarsko-šibenskog područja iz razdoblja do kraja 19. st. pisanih glagoljicom, bosančicom i latinicom izvodi se na Sveučilištu u Zadru od siječnja 2016. Inicirali su ga Odjel za informacijske znanosti Sveučilišta u Zadru i Vestigia institut za istraživanje rukopisa sa Sveučilišta u Grazu, a podržalo Sveučilište u Zadru. Voditeljica projekta je doc. dr. sc. Marijana Tomić, predstavnik suorganizatora i suvoditelj je prof. dr. sc. Erich Renhart, a suradnici dolaze s nekoliko odjela Sveučilišta u Zadru (Odjel za izobrazbu učitelja i odgojitelja, Odjel za povijest i Odjel za kroatistiku) te iz niza hrvatskih i stranih institucija koje se bave različitim aspektima istraživanja rukopisa i stare tiskane građe (Hrvatska akademija znanosti i umjetnosti, Staroslavenski institut, Filozofski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Arhiv Zadarske nadbiskupije, Državni arhiv u Zadru, Odjel za komunikacijske znanosti Sveučilišta u Vilniusu, Litva, UCLA, SAD, Linneaus University, Vaxyo, Švedska, Notarski arhiv, Valetta, Malta, itd.) Projekt „Digitalizacija, bibliografska obrada i istraživanje tekstova zadarsko-šibenskog područja iz razdoblja do kraja 19. st. pisanih glagoljicom, bosančicom i latinicom“ weiterlesen →
Last week in Osijek at manifestation Kreativna riznica (Creative Tresury) 2018 in Osijek, Andizet – the Institute for Science and Art Research in the Creative Industry, presented thew new on-line book Ars Andizetum, result of their four-year activity in the mission of joining science and art through creative industry. Ars Andizetum publication – creative revolution weiterlesen →
In my last blog post I introduced Germany’s largest genealogical association “Verein für Computergenealogie” and itscrowd-sourcing platform DES. The DES has an easy-to-use browser-based interface that heavily contributed to the motivation of the volunteers. We used the DES to realize our biggestsingle-source project so far, the in-depth-indexing of theGerman WW1 casualty lists. This source comprises 31,000 newspaper-format pages displaying more than 8.5 million entries. With the help of approx. 700 volunteers we finished this enormous task within 32 months—on time for the WW1 centenary in August 2014. The completion sent positive waves throughout German media. Now, we also use the DES for several other sources, such as other casualty lists, historic city directories, civil registry records, church records, and many more. Association for computer genealogy – short: CompGen #2 weiterlesen →
by Mirna Willer, University of Zadar, Department of Information Sciences
Konferencija i škola o autoritetu, provenijenciji, autentičnosti i dokazima (Conference and School on Authority, Provenance, Authenticity, Evidence: APAE) održana je u Zadru od 18. do 21. listopada 2016. u organizaciji Odjela za informacijske znanosti Sveučilišta u Zadru i suorganizaciji dvaju sveučilišta – UCLA, Los Angeles, USA, Department of Information Studies, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies i Karl-Franzens- University of Graz, Austria, VESTIGIA – Manuscript Research Centre, te ICARUS-a – International Centre for Archival Research, Vienna, Austria.
Mirna Willer is Professor at the University of Zadar, Department of Information Sciences, Croatia.
She teaches courses in theory and practice of information organisation at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels. Among other international body memberships, she has been a member and chair of the IFLA Permanent UNIMARC Committee, member of the Working Group on FRANAR, chair and member of the ISBD Linked Data Study Group, and chair and member of the ISBD Review Group. Mirna Willer weiterlesen →
Since March 2015 the “Verein für Computergenealogie” (association for computer genealogy – or short CompGen) is a member of ICARUS. In this article I would like to introduce the association and some of its projects.
With more than 3,700 members CompGen is the largest genealogical association in Germany. It was founded in 1989 and quickly gained popularity (and members) by taking chances on a then young technology, the internet. CompGen is a non-profit organization and is completely funded by member fees. As an advocate for open-access data, CompGen surely had a share in the fact that the genealogical market in Germany is different than in other countries. Under our ‚brand‘ genealogy.net we offer a variety of information infrastructure. The “Verein für Computergenealogie” – association for computer genealogy – short: CompGen weiterlesen →
Dr. Jesper Zedlitz is a Senior Software Engineer and in his free time a board member of the Computer Genealogy Association, where he is responsible for all topics related to computer science.
He studied computer science in Kiel until 2005. This was followed by a number of positions, both non-university and at the university, among others at a large German Internet provider and the „ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics“. Since completing his doctorate in
2013 until the beginning of 2018, he has been a research associate at the Communication Systems Group at the Institute of Computer Science at the University of Kiel. His main research topics were conceptual modeling, Digital Humanities and Citizen Science. He has participated in numerous interdisciplinary projects with historians, linguists and musicologists. Since the beginning of 2018 he is working as Senior Software Engineer for a Hamburg based software company. Jesper Zedlitz weiterlesen →
Portugal was one of the pioneering countries in incorporating in its legal system a law to abolish the death penalty for civil crimes.
On 26 June 1867, as part of the changing of the Penal Code and Prison Reform, the Justice Minister, Augusto César Barjona de Freitas, won the parliamentary vote, with two abstentions and two votes against, to abolish the death penalty, which he described as the “penalty that pays for blood with blood, that kills but does not correct, that avenges but does not improve and, usurping God in the prerogatives of life and closing the door to repentance, extinguishes in the heart of the condemned all hope of redemption, putting the fallibility of human justice up against the darkness of an irreparable punishment.” King Luís sanctioned this Parliamentary Decree with the Charter of Law, published on 1 July 1867. 150th Anniversary of the Abolition of the Death Penalty in Portugal (1867-2017) weiterlesen →
Archivist, Specialization Course in Documentary Sciences, by the Faculty of Letters of the University of Coimbra.
Since 2008, he has been a member of the Intergovernmental Committee of the ADAI Program Iberarchives, to support the development of Ibero-American archives and a member of the Latin American Archives Association (ALA) regional branch of the International Archives Council. Silvestre Lacerda weiterlesen →
Under the motto “The Age of Technology: Documents, Archives and Society” a wide range of speakers from the Iberian Peninsula shared their experiences and expertises with the audience. The spectrum of speakers was expanded by further presentations from colleagues of our ICARUS network. The conference offered a truly multi-facetted insight into current projects and developments of the European archival landscape in the digital age. ICARUS-Meeting #20 | The Age of Digital Technology: Documents, Archives and Society weiterlesen →
The common weblog of the International Centre for Archival Research (ICARUS) and The European Branch of the International Council on Archives (EURBICA)