22 June 2018 is an important landmark in the archival cooperation between Poland and Estonia. That day Polish President Andrzej Duda visited the main building of the National Archives to open an exhibition of archival records about the historical relationships between Estonia and Poland. President Duda is the first foreign head of state to visit archives in Estonia since the creation of national archival system almost a hundred years ago and it is a great honour and respect to our archival institutions. First foreign head of state visits the National Archives! weiterlesen →
Conservation of Cultural Heritage – Specifications for location, construction and modification of buildings or rooms intended for the storage or use of heritage collectionsGreening 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 →
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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
Von einer ungewöhnlichen und erfolgreichen Kooperation zwischen einem Stadtarchiv, dem Institut für Stadtgeschichte Frankfurt am Main (ISG), und einer Künstlergruppe soll an dieser Stelle kurz berichtet werden. „Poetry Exercises: an archive of (un)familiar things“, konzipiert von Marialena Marouda, ist ein performatives Archiv, dass vom 26. bis 28. Oktober 2016 erstmals in Deutschland öffentlich präsentiert werden konnte. Eine Kunst-Performance im Archiv: Poetry Exercises: an archive of (un)familiar things weiterlesen →
The common weblog of the International Centre for Archival Research (ICARUS) and The European Branch of the International Council on Archives (EURBICA)