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On October 20th and 21st, archivists from various parts of the world will gather for the 24th International Archival Day. They will be hosted in the prestigious and proven conference room at NH Hoteles (Corso Cavour, 7 – Trieste). The topics, decided last year by the Members of IIAS, which will be discussed and debated are: Archives: political power: civil society (archives and human rights – access and legal requirements, i.e.: data protection, copyright – advocacy and outreach – education). The Congress, as usual, is an integral part of the 8th edition of the IIAS Autumn Archival School, that will continue until Friday, October 25th.

20th-21st October 2014

Archives – political powers – civil society

  1. Archives and human rights
  2. Access and legal requirements (data protection, copyright)
  3. Advocacy and outreach,
  4. Education

English, Italian, Slovenian
Dates and Venue
20th-21st October 2014, NH Hoteles (Trieste, 7 c. Cavour)

Monday, October 20th NH Hoteles – Trieste, 7 c. Cavour

9.00 Opening – Greetings of the Authorities – Introduction to the Meeting
Peter Pavel KLASINC, Slovenia
Director of the International Institute for Archival Science of Trieste and Maribor
Mauro TOSTI CROCE, Italy: Greetings
President of the Conference of the Members of the International Institute for Archival Science of Trieste and Maribor
Grazia TATÒ, Italy
Director of the IIAS Autumn Archival School
Claudia SALMINI, Italy
Director of State Archives of Trieste
Franci DEMŠAR, Slovenia: Greetings
Director of the Slovenian Research Agency
Ludvik TOPLAK, Slovenia: Greetings
President of Alma Mater Europea – The European Centre Maribor

Charles KECSKEMETI, France
Former Secretary general of ICA
Summary of the Papers Presented at the 2013 Conference of IIAS and Published in “Atlanti” 2013

General introduction

Peter Pavel KLASINC, Slovenia
Director of the IIAS / direktor MIAZ
Archives between the Profession, Policy and Civil Society
Giulia BARRERA, (Italy): Draft European Regulation on Privacy, and How it Will Affect Us

Topic 1: Archives and human rights

Michael COOK, (England): The International Human Rights Movement: How Should Archivists Respond
Snežana PEJOVIC, (Montenegro): Interest of Political Elites of Societies in Transition in Historical Archives: Experiences from Montenegro
Anne J. GILLILAND, (USA) – Sue McKEMMISH, (Australia: The Role of Participatory Archives in Furthering Human Rights, Reconciliation and Recovery
Živana HEÐBELI, (Croatia): Archives and Human Rights in Croatia
Aida ŠKORO BABIC, (Slovenia): Archival Records and Personality Rights
Cristina BIANCHI, (Switzerland): The Importance of Archives for Human Rights: Daily Evidence in the HRWG Newsletter
Matthias BUCHHOLZ, (Germany): The German Federal Government’s Support of Independent Archives of the Civil Rights Movement in the Former GDR
Izet ŠABOTIC, (Bosnia and Herzegovina): Archives in the Function of the Execution of Civil and Human Rights: Experiences of the Archives of Tuzla

Opening of the exhibition on Sarajevo Assassination

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

Topic 2: Access and legal requirements (data protection, copyright)

Elisabeth SCHÖGGL-ERNST, (Austria): Access to Archives: Are the Restrictions Still Appropriate?
Yolanda CAGIGAS OCEJO, (Spain): The Personal Archives of the Spanish Democratic Transition Presidents and Ministers (November 1975/October 1982)
Svetlana USPRCOVA, (Macedonia): Access to the Archival Material and its Protection in the State Archives of the Republic of Macedonia
James LOWRY – Elizabeth SHEPHERD, (England): The Open Government Partnership: Implications for National Archives
Francisco Javier AGUADO GONZÁLEZ – Inés IRURITA HERNÁNDEZ, (Spain): The Political Transition to Democracy in Spain: the Importance of Personal Archives as Source for the Recent Political History
Kaia IVASK, (Estonia): Public and Restricted Access to Archival Documents: National Archives of Estonia (NAE)
Tibor Csaba REISZ, (Hungary): The Freedom of Research and its Boundaries in the Archives in Hungary (since 1945)
Bogdan Florin POPOVICI, (Romania): Private Historical Archives: Between Public Interest And Private Property In Communist Romania
Zdenka SEMLIC RAJH, (Slovenia): Copyright in Archives: an Instrument for the Safeguarding of Cultural Identity

Topic 3: Advocacy and outreach

Iva GOBIC VITOLOVIC, (Croatia): Strategy for Preservation of Archival Books
Jedert VODOPIVEC TOMAŽIC – Jana LUDVIK, (Slovenia): Preservation Inventory of Archival Material in Book Form
Melania ZANETTI – Alessandro GIACOMELLO – Ketti ANGELI – Alessandro PESARO, (Italy): Cultural Heritage to Preserve: the Conservation Project of the Maps from the “Tavolare” Cadastral System in Trieste

Round table and discussion
17.30 closing session

Tuesday, October 21st NH Hoteles – Trieste, 7 c. Cavour


Jelka MELIK – Mateja JERAJ, (Slovenia): Archives: Captive of the Government
Triantafillia KOURTOUMI, (Greek): Focusing on Evidence not Information: the Grand Convergence between Archives and Policymaking in the Knowledge Society
Elena ALEKSEEVA, (Russia): Legal Foundations of Archival Sctivities in the Russian Federation
Jovan P. POPOVIC, (Serbia): The Definition, Importance, Development, Place and Role of Advocacy in Society and the State, with Special Reference to Culture and Archival Activities
Anna KOSOVA, (Ukraine ): The Archives of the Crimea 2014: Protection, Preservation and Support

Topic 4: Education

Grazia TATÒ, (Italy): Archival Training: an Obstacle Course?
Andrei RYBAKOU, (Belarus): Training and Educating Professional Archivists and Records Managers in Belarus
Muhammad MEZBAH-UL-ISLAM – Bilkis BEGUM – Mamun MOSTOFA, (Bangladesh): Developing a New Academic Discipline of Archives and Records Management (ARM) in Bangladesh
Christian KRUSE, (Germany): Archival Education in Germany in 2014
Magdalena MAROSZ,  (Poland): Archival Education
Marie RYANTOVÁ – Michal WANNER, (Czech Republic): Between Tradition and Innovation: State, Problems and Perspectives of Archival Education in the Czech Republic
Michail LARIN, (Russia): Modern Tendencies of Archival Education in Russia
Josef HANUS – Katarína VIZÁROVÁ – Milena REHÁKOVÁ – Emília HANUSOVÁ, (Slovak Republic): Training and Education: the Key Role in Heritage Preservation of Archives, Libraries and Other Cultural Institutions

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

Azem KOŽAR, (Bosnia and Herzegovina):  Contribution of the Project “Archival Practice” Towards Education of Archivists in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Surrounding Countries
Francis GARABA, (South Africa): From Obscurity to Frontline: Striving for Transformation for Archives and the Archival Profession from an Advocacy Perspective for the Pietermaritzburg Cluster of Theological Libraries (PCTL) in South Africa
Iulia CHESCA, (Romania): Professional Training in Archival Studies in Romania: Current Status and Development
Miroslav NOVAK, (Slovenia): Archival Sciences and Records Management: Distance Learning at the DOBA Faculty in Maribor
Đoan Thi HOA, (Vietnam): The Current Situation of Pre-Service Training of Human Resource for Archives in Vietnam

Round table and discussion
16.00 closing session

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