The XXVII International Scientific and Practical Conference “Documentation in the Information Society: Information Technologies and Records Management in the Context of Global Challenges”

On November 5-6, 2020, the XXVII International Scientific and Practical Conference “Documentation in the Information Society: Information Technologies and Records Management in the Context of Global Challenges” was held online. The event was organized by the Euro-Asian Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (EURASICA), the Federal Archival Agency (Rosarkhiv), the All-Russian Research Institute of Documentation and Archival Affairs. Among the co-chairs of the organizing committee was the Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus V.I. Kurash.

The event brought together specialists from more than ten countries, including Belarus, Russia, Poland, China, Malta, Sweden.

The agenda of the conference covered the issues of office work and data management in the context of global challenges, the digital transformation of archive business, urgent tasks of professional training for document managers and archivists, etc.

V.I. Kurash in his welcoming speech emphasized that the processes of informatization, digitization, modern technologies are an integral part of all spheres of modern society. Today they have also become extremely important for the efficient development of archival industry, records management, and document studies. With the rapidly developing technologies, the abundance of theoretical approaches, the variety of methods and practices of software tools, the interaction of archivists from different countries, the exchange of experience and best practices become especially important.

At the plenary session the Director of the Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Studies A.E. Rybakov made a report “Document or Information? Transformation of ideas about the main object of archival science under the influence of modern information technologies”.