Author Archives: David Sutton

ICA’s First Virtual Conference, beginning 25th October 2021

Empowering Knowledge Societies in the 21st Century  [version française suit/versión en español al final del mensaje]  Join us for the first ICA virtual Conference, Empowering Knowledge Societies, scheduled for the week of October 25th 2021. This event is an opportunity for the profession from all over the world to share innovative ideas and research … Continue reading

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New website for the ‘Safe Havens for Archives at Risk’ initiative

The Safe Havens for Archives at Risk initiative (described and discussed in several previous posts on this blog) has a new website, which all SLA members are invited to explore: http://www.safehavensforarchives.org

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ICA Congress announced for Barcelona, October 2025

ICA has announced that its 2025 Congress will be held in Barcelona. We now have three live meetings to look forward to: in Rome (September 2022, conference); in Abu Dhabi (October 2023, congress); and in Barcelona (October 2025, also a … Continue reading

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The next ICA meeting will be in Rome, September 2022

At its recent meeting, the ICA Executive Board agreed a further postponement of the Abu Dhabi 2020 Congress (already postponed to October 2021). Having reviewed reports on the continuing health, quarantine and travel problems caused by the pandemic, the Executive … Continue reading

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Happy New Year to SLA members: hoping for a better 2021

I send my best wishes for the new year to all SLA members, in the hope that we will see a much better year in 2021 than we did in 2020. My congratulations to all the ICA members who managed … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to Abu Dhabi, October 2021

As we have previously announced, the four-yearly ICA Congress in Abu Dhabi has been rescheduled from November 2020 to October 2021, as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Planning is now well underway for the Congress – the most … Continue reading

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Safe Havens for Archives at Risk: Guiding Principles

The Guiding Principles for Safe Havens for Archives at Risk have been approved by ICA and published on the official ICA website. They were produced by an international group of experts, convened by swisspeace, with input from ourselves, among many … Continue reading

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Latest edition of ‘Comma’

Congratulations to the editorial team of Comma, who have produced a really interesting new issue in mid-pandemic. Entitled Yaoundé Conference 2018/Miscellany, issue number 2019-1 (published 2020) includes papers from a number of sessions at the ICA Annual Conference in Cameroon, … Continue reading

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COVID-19, UNESCO and documentary heritage

The latest issue (June 2020) of the Newsletter of SCEaR – the Sub-Committee on Education and Research of the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme – includes a number of important reflections on the effect of the current pandemic on … Continue reading

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Rescheduling of ICA Abu Dhabi Congress

The ICA four-yearly Congress, to be held in Abu Dhabi, has been rescheduled to October 2021. The new dates for the Abu Dhabi Congress are 19-22 October 2021, and the venue is as previously announced: at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition … Continue reading

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