Schlagwort-Archive: Jenkins

Greening the archive

by Deborah Jenkins, Chair of the European Region, International Council on Archives

The new conservation standard EN 16893:2018

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

The care and management of Sport archives

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