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05 July 2019
The website of the State Archives of Minsk Region posts a virtual exhibition of documents on 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from the Nazi invaders in the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945).

Exhibition of documents on 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation

Exhibition of documents on 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation
04 July 2019
The State Archives of Brest Region presents an exhibition of documents “Brest. First Months of Peaceful Life” to mark the 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from the Nazi invaders.

The exhibition features about 30 documents from the archival holdings of the Brest City Executive Committee, the Brest City Committee of the Communist Party of Belarus, articles and news stories from the regional newspaper “Zarya”, and a number of photographs.

The exhibited documents show the return to peaceful life, the first steps in restoring the destroyed city and putting life in order, the renewal of work at the industrial and trade enterprises, social institutions, and participation of citizens in the city’s revival in August – October 1944.

Exhibition of documents “Brest. First Months of Peaceful Life”
04 July 2019
The Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Studies (BelNIIDAD) released “The norms of time and output standards for main activities performed at the state archives of the Republic of Belarus” adopted by order of the Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry of 4 May 2019 No. 19.

The Norms are designed to determine the potential working hours at the state archival institutions in planning, organization, accounting, control and reporting of jobs. The Norms are developed by BelNIIDAD with the support of the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry, the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus, the National Historical Archives of Belarus in Minsk, the National Historical Archives of Belarus in Grodno, the Belarusian State Archives-Museum of Literature and Art, the Central Laboratory for Microphotocopying and Restoration of Records, and the state archives in Minsk, Brest, Vitebsk, Gomel, Grodno and Mogilev regions.
02 July 2019
The little known facts about the Victory Monument in Minsk have been voiced in the STV news information programme “Nedelya”.

In their footage the STV TV Channel has used documents available from the Belarusian State Archives of Scientific and Technical Documentation (BGANTD). In particular, these include archive materials from the collections of architects Georgy Zaborsky and Vladimir Korol, documentary photographs from various periods, resolutions of the Council of Ministers on the contest for the best monument design, design sketches etc.

This year the Victory Monument in Minsk celebrates 65 Years.

Pictures from video footage about the creation of Victory Monument

Pictures from video footage about the creation of Victory Monument

Pictures from video footage about the creation of Victory Monument

Pictures from video footage about the creation of Victory Monument
01 July 2019
The Local State Archives in Kobrin (Brest Region) hosts an exhibition of documents and photographs “Remember the Heroes’ Names”, dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from the Nazi invaders.

The exhibition has been prepared on the basis of documents held at the Archives.

An exhibition on the 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from the Nazi invaders

An exhibition on the 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from the Nazi invaders

An exhibition on the 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from the Nazi invaders

An exhibition on the 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from the Nazi invaders

An exhibition on the 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from the Nazi invaders
01 July 2019
The Local State Archives in Baranovichi (Brest Region) opens an exhibition “The 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from the Nazi invaders”.

The exhibition features photographs and printed material dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Belarus from the Nazi invaders.
27 June 2019
On 25 June 2019 the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry, on the basis of the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus, held a regular workshop on electronic records management and preservation for representatives of central government agencies and other government institutions subordinated to the Government of the Republic of Belarus, and the regional executive committees.

The senior officials of the Department, the Belarusian Research Centre of Electronic Records and the Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Studies took part at the workshop. The workshop participants got acquainted with new and already adopted normative and legal acts regulating issues of electronic recordkeeping and electronic records archiving systems.

S. V. Sobalevsky, Head of Protocol and Publishing Department at the Council of Ministers shared experience in interdepartmental interaction on the basis of the FlexEDoc electronic recordkeeping system.

N. V. Dubanevich, Head of Office Automation at the Data Computing Centre of the Finance Ministry of the Republic of Belarus, told of the performance features of the electronic recordkeeping system at the Ministry of Finance.
Among the participants at the workshop were also developers of automated information systems (AIS). A. A. Menitskaya told of the upgraded version of the Electronic File AIS and its capacities. The specialists of the National Centre of Electronic Services introduced the upgraded version of the Agency Archive AIS.

The workshop discussed issues related software, systems exchange formats, electronic filing, making of certificates for the disposal of electronic records with expired retention periods, copying of electronic records and their conversion to PDF files.

The government specialists were encouraged to study issues related to work with electronic records on the Archives and Records Management Journal, which gives much attention to the topic.

Training of the executive officers of government institutions is an important element in the transition to archival preservation of electronic records. Such workshops are now in the focus of attention and will be conducted on a permanent basis.

The next workshop is scheduled to be held in September 2019.

A photo from the Workshop
24 June 2019
The Belarusian State Archives of Scientific and Technical Documentation (BGANTD) attended the International Round Table on informatization of archives management and digitization for ensuring needs of modern information society.

The event took place on 20-21 June on the basis of the Central Academic Library of the National University of Kharkov, Ukraine and was dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Central State Archives of Scientific and Technical Documentation (Ukraine). The BGANTD staff participated in the round table distantly by Skype.

BGANTD Director Aleksandr Zapartyko took part in the opening of the round table and answered the topical questions from the participants. BGANTD Head of Information Retrieval Systems and Automated Archival Technologies, Anna Koltovich, presented a report “The ways of informatization of archives and records management in the Republic of Belarus on the example of the Belarusian State Archives of Scientific and Technical Documentation”.

International Round Table on informatization of archives management and digitization for ensuring needs of modern information society


International Round Table on informatization of archives management and digitization for ensuring needs of modern information society


International Round Table on informatization of archives management and digitization for ensuring needs of modern information society


International Round Table on informatization of archives management and digitization for ensuring needs of modern information society
20 June 2019
As part of the Belarus Remembers campaign, the Local State Archives in Molodechno (Minsk Region) holds a virtual exhibition dedicated to 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from Nazi invaders in the Great Patriotic War, 1941-1945.

Download exhibition in PDF file (in Russian) here
17 June 2019
The Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Studies (BelNIIDAD) released two procedural guidelines:

The Methodical Recommendations for Recordkeeping of Documents Containing Internal Information of Limited Use provide assistance to government agencies and other institutions in organizing office work with documents containing internal information of limited distribution. These guidelines, in terms of the current legislation and work practices existent in organizations, explain requirements for making these documents, their receipt, registration, tracking, inventory, procedures of transfer, sending, duplication, filing etc.

The Retention Schedule for records of the National Archival Fonds of the Republic of Belarus created by the activities of government agencies, other institutions and individual businessmen in healthcare, physical education, sports and tourism specify the types of these records and their retention periods in records creating institutions.
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