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31 October 2017
The 8th Conference of Archives of Slavic Countries, 27th Conference of International Archival Day, and 33rd Assembly of Members of the International Institute for Archival Science in Trieste and Maribor (IIAS) took place on 15-18 October 2017 in Trieste, Italy.

Mr A. E. Rybakov, Director of the Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Science (BelNIIDAD) took part in the events.

The 8th Conference of Archives of Slavic Countries took place on 15 October 2017 under the topic “The State Archives and Present-Day Requirements”. A. E. Rybakov delivered a report “The acquisition of Belarusian archives: modern challenges, ways of solution, perspectives” (in Belarusian).

The 27th Conference of International Archival Day, organized by IIAS and held on 16-17 October, brought together over a hundred people from Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Great Britain, Hungary, Vietnam, Germany, Italy, Spain, Macedonia, Mexico, Oman, Poland, Russia, Rumania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Croatia, Montenegro, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Republic of South Africa.

The conference reports focused on two main topics “Archival processing of electronic records” and “Training of archivists in the 21st century”.

The first topic included 16 reports. A. E. Rybakov made a report-presentation “Electronic records: acquisition, long-term preservation and confirmation of long-term legal validity” (in English).

The second topic included 24 reports ranging from analysis of professional training of archivists in different countries and institutions to the issues of recognizing the status of archival studies as an independent science.

The conference reports have been published as research papers in “Atlanti” magazine 2017, two parts of which entered the BelNIIDAD library.

The session of the General Assembly of the IIAS Members summarized the results of the scholarly conference and defined the key positions of the resolution drafts. The session heard and discussed the reports made by IIAS Director P. P. Klasintc and Autumn Archival School Director G. Tato on activities of their agency divisions in 2016-1017.

The session also announced the preliminary topics for the 28th Conference of International Archival Day 2018 as “Archives of non-government organizations and their cooperation with government archives” and “The protection of personal data: archival theory and practice”.

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