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02 March 2017
On 22 March 2017 the Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Studies (BelNIIDAD) holds a workshop on Institutional Archive: Creation and Organizational Management.

Agenda:

1. Legislation of the Republic of Belarus in archive business and the state control over its observance (rules, lists, instructions and other acts adopted in 2012-2015).

2. Records retention scheduling.
....2.1. Appraisal of records in record keeping and in archive.
....2.2. Records retention schedules (standard and agency-specific schedules, schedules of non-government organizations, schedules of scientific and technical documentation). Specifics of records schedules in various institutions.

3. File classification plans.
....3.1. Procedures for making a file plan in an institution.
....3.2. Participation of an institutional archive in making and confirmation of file plans.

4. Procedure for creating an archive and its organizational management.
....4.1. Types of archives.
....4.2. Archive regulations, job descriptions and other organizational documents.

5. Transfer of records to an institutional archive for preservation. Disposal of records and files with expired retention periods.
....5.1. Requirements to execution of files for transfer to an institutional archive.
....5.2. Creation of file inventories (lists) for transfer to an institutional archive.
....5.3. Creation of combined file inventories in an institutional archive.
....5.4. Destruction of records and files with expired retention periods.

6. Accounting and preservation of records and files in an institutional archive.
....6.1. Accounting of records in an archive, development of finding aids.
....6.2. Preservation of records in an institutional archive (requirements to storage facilities, equipment, conditions and files location)...
....6.3. Making use of records in an institutional archive (handling of inquiries, issue of files).

The workshop is conducted by BelNIIDAD Director A. Rybakov and BelNIIDAD Deputy Director for Scholarly Work S. Zhumar, authors of normative acts, teaching aids and procedural guidances in recods management and archive business.

17 February 2017
On 21 February 2017 the Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Studies (BelNIIDAD) holds a one-day workshop on Creation of File Classification Plans in Institutions, General and Standard File Plans.

The issues on the agenda:

  • Requirements of Belarusian legislation for creation of file plans in institutions
  • Normative, procedural and information basis for creation of file plans
  • Purposes, types and functions of file plans
  • Preparatory work for creation of file plans
  • Procedures for creation, signing and confirmation of file plans in institutions and internal divisions
  • Schemes (principles) of file plans in an institution
  • Creation and systematisation of file titles in a file plan
  • Rules for file indexing
  • Files retention scheduling
  • Purposes, procedures and specifics of general (model) and standard (agency-specific) file plans

    The workshop is conducted by BelNIIDAD Director A. Rybakov, expert-consultant E. Davydova and other high specialists, authors of normative acts and procedural guidance in records management and archive business.

  • 19 September 2016
    The Belarusian State Archives-Museum of Literature and Art holds the Fourteenth Archival Readings dedicated to the 125th anniversary of the birth of Maksim Bahdanovich, Arkadz Smolich and Ivan Tsvikevich. The Readings will take place in Minsk on the 4th October, 2016.

    The topics on the agenda:
    1. The life and work of Maksim Bahdanovich.
    2. The life and work of Arkadz Smolich and Ivan Tsvikevich.
    3. New discoveries in the archive science: history, literary critics, art studies.

    20 May 2016
    On 31 May-2 June 2016 Minsk hosts a regular session of the Consultative Council of the heads of the state archival services of the CIS member countries, the 17th General Conference of the Eurasian regional branch of the International Council on Archives (EURASICA) and the international scholarly conference “Archives in the world of information technologies”.

    20 May 2016
    On 27 May 2016 the National Historical Archives of Belarus in Grodno presents a guide to the holdings of the National Historical Archives of Belarus in Grodno, which came out in 2016.

    20 May 2016

    Participants in the Uprising of 1863-1864: Biographical DictionaryOn 26 May 2016 the National Historical Archives of Belarus in Minsk holds the presentation of the book “Participants in the Uprising of 1863-1864: Biographical Dictionary (documents of the National Historical Archives of Belarus)”.

    The book contains over 7,000 biograms with data about persons related to the Uprising of 1863-1864: their activities in the insurgent groups, participation in combat actions, circumstances of their capture and trial, level of punishment they received, certain circumstances of their life in exile and coming back home after receiving amnesty.

    The dictionary has been prepared on the basis of over 750 files available from the National Historical Archives of Belarus, which illustrate the events of the Uprising that basically took place in the provinces of Vitebsk, Mogilev and Minsk.
    09 February 2016
    The State Archives of Minsk Region has prepared an online exhibition of documents relating to the history of law institutions in Minsk Region (in Russian).

    09 February 2016
    The Belarusian State Archives-Museum of Literature and Art offers an online exhibition dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the birth of People’s Writer of Belarus Ivan MELEZH (in Belarusian).

    02 September 2015
    The Belarusian State Archives-Museum of Literature and Art (BGAMLI) conduct the 13th Archival Readings dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Society of Belarusian Archivists. The event will take place on 6 October 2015 in Minsk.

    On the agenda are two thematic issues:

    .... 1. The life and activities of Belarusian archivists.

    .... 2. The new findings in archival science: history, literary criticism and the study of art.

    26 May 2015
    On 2-4 June 2015 a professional meeting will be held in Grodno, Belarus between the heads of archival services and state archival institutions of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation on the topic “The work of state archives in Belarus and Russia in providing archival services to citizens and juridical persons”. The meeting will be attended by representatives of archival institutions from Kazakhstan.

    The events will include a joint board meeting of the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry of the Republic of Belarus and the Federal Archival Agency of the Russian Federation. The board meeting will discuss the practices of the Belarusian and Russian archival services in making the lists of records creating organizations, sources of records acquisition for the state archives in the Republic of Belarus and the federal archives in the Russian Federation.

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