The Republican Scientific and Practical Seminar “Publication Activities in State Archival Institutions”
On December 11, 2020, the Republican Scientific and Practical Seminar “Publication Activities in State Archival Institutions” was held, organized by the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus. The seminar was held at the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus using video conferencing technologies.
More than 30 archivists took part in the seminar, including representatives of the Department for Archives and Records Management, central archival institutions, regional and local state archives.
The event was opened by the Head of Organizational Work, Information and Use of Documents at the Department for Archives and Records Management G. S. Zholnerkevich, who in his speech reviewed the state of publication activities in the archive business, cited the relevant statistical data, and touched upon the issues of normative regulatory support in this area.
Five speakers delivered information reports within the main programme.
Deputy Director of the National Historical Archives of Belarus D. V. Liseichikov, Director of the State Archives of Minsk Region Yu. S. Romashko, and leading researcher of the Publications Division at the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus
N. E. Kalesnik, in their speeches, informed the participants about the organizational and practical part, staffing, key difficulties and ways to solve them, achievements and prospects of publication work in their archival institutions.
Professor of the Department of Source Studies at the Faculty of History of the Belarusian State University, leading researcher of BelNIIDAD (Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Studies) M. F. Shumeiko, in his report, touched upon the urgent issues of the Archaeographic Commission, pointed out the need to improve the archaeographic terminological tools, to develop unified approaches to publishing documents in electronic form.
Head of the Archeography Department of BelNIIDAD V. S. Pozdnyakov demonstrated and described a set of procedural literature on publication activities prepared by BelNIIDAD, and informed about prospective projects and developments by BelNIIDAD in this field.
A number of questions and proposals for the improvement and development of publishing activities in the archive field were submitted by participants from all regions of the country. The relevant recommendations will be prepared and published based on the results of the seminar.