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29 March 2019
The Belarusian State Archives-Museum of Literature and Art (BGAMLI) holds the traditional annual readings Uzvyshsha (Excelsior). The 19th Readings are dedicated to the 120th anniversary of Belarusian writer and literary critic Adam BABAREKA (1899-1938).

The Readings will take place in Minsk on 24 May 2019.

The topics on the agenda:

1. Adam Babareka and “Uzvyshsha” (Excelsior) magazine’s critique.
2. The literary process in the 1920s-1930s: trends and achievements.
21 March 2019
On 26 March 2019 the Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Studies (BelNIIDAD) holds a workshop “Records Preservation in an Institution: Selection of Records for Preservation and Destruction”.

The workshop will address the following issues:

1. Legislation of the Republic of Belarus in the field of archive business and the state control over its observance. Administrative and crime responsibility.
2. Records retention scheduling.
....2.1. Appraisal of records in recordkeeping and in archive.
....2.2. Records retention schedules with retention periods (standard and agency-specific schedules, schedules of non-government organizations, schedules of scientific-technical and other special documentation). Specifics of use of records schedules in various institutions.
....2.3. Changes in retention periods, including changes connected with tax inspections.
3. Procedures for creating an archive and its organizational management.
....3.1. Types and forms of archives.
....3.2. Archive regulations, job descriptions and other local legal acts.
4. File classification plan as a basic document for organization of archive work.
....4.1. Procedures for making a file plan in an institution.
....4.2. Participation of an institutional archive in the creation and coordination of file plans.
5. Transfer of files to an institutional archive for preservation. Destruction of records and files with expired retention periods.
....5.1. Requirements to the execution of files for transfer to an institutional archive.
....5.2. Creation of file inventories (lists) for transfer to an institutional archive. Combined file inventories in an institutional archive.
....5.3. Procedures for the disposal of records and files with expired retention periods. Disposal lists.

The workshop is conducted by BelNIIDAD Director A. Rybakov and Expert-Consultant E. Davydova – authors of normative acts, teaching aids and procedural guides in records management and archive business.
01 February 2019
On 7 February 2019, from 10.00 to 11.30 the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry holds a direct telephone line on the topic “The creation, confirmation, state registration and use of breast badges of government institutions and other organizations”.

Your questions on the topic will be answered by Marina Elinskaya, leading expert at the Department for Archives and Records Management (Division for Organizational Work, Information and Use of Documents) by telephone +375 (17) 200-90-72.

30 October 2018
On 30 October 2018 the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry of the Republic of Belarus holds a “direct telephone line” on the topic “The State Fonds Catalogue as a source of information about the contents, composition and location of the government documents of the National Archival Holdings of the Republic of Belarus”.

Your questions will be answered by Yulia A. Zadiran, Consultant for Records Preservation and State Inventory Division at the Department for Archives and Records Management.

You can receive answers to your questions on the above topic from 10.00 to 11.30 at the telephone +375 (17) 200 51 91.

05 September 2018
A professional contest “The Best Archivist of Belarus” is held in 2018 in accordance with the Order of the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry No. 10 of 23 February 2018.

17 archivists applied to participate in the contest.

The contest includes two stages. The first stage on the topic “My small homeland in the records of the National Archival Holdings of the Republic of Belarus” was conducted by correspondence from 1 June until 31 August 2018 according to the submitted contest works.

The second stage takes place on the basis of the State Archives of Brest Region on 17-18 October 2018 in the form of theoretical and practical tasks on the legal aspects of activities at the state archival institutions.

23 July 2018
The Belarusian State Archives-Museum of Literature and Art (BGAMLI) holds the Sixteenth Archival Readings dedicated to the 125th anniversary of the birth of Belarusian actress, pedagogue, memoirist, Honored Worker of Culture of Belarus Paulina MYADYOLKA (1893-1974).

The Readings will take place in Minsk on 4th October 2018.

 Paulina MYADYOLKA


The topics on the agenda:
1. The life and work of Paulina Myadyolka in the context of time.
2. The new discoveries in the archive science: history, literary criticism, study of art.
23 May 2018
On 29 May 2018, from 10.00 to 11.30 the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry holds “direct telephone line” on the topic “General Retention Schedule for records of the National Archival Holdings of the Republic of Belarus created by government agencies and other institutions. A new procedure for defining retention periods for accounting records”.

Your questions will be answered by Lyudmila M. Tsymbal, Division Head for Records Management and Formation of the National Archival Holdings at the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry of the Republic of Belarus.

12 April 2018
The Belarusian State Archives-Museum of Literature and Art (BGAMLI) holds the Eighteenth Archival Readings on the topic “The Belarusian Literature and the Foundations of National Statehood”. The Readings will take place in Minsk on 25 May 2018.

On the agenda are two issues:

1. The 100th anniversary of Belarusian statehood: the role of literary and artistic figures.
2. The literary process in 1920-1930s: trends and achievements.

20 March 2018
On 23 March 2018 the Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Studies (BelNIIDAD) holds a workshop “New Rules in Recordkeeping and Preservation”.

The workshop will address the following issues:

1. Legislation in records management and archive business in the Republic of Belarus and responsibility for its violation.
2. Requirements for making records. Standard STB 6.38-2016 and Instruction for Recordkeeping in Government Agencies and Other Institutions (with amendments and additions). The unified system of organizational and administrative records.
....2.1. Record attributes, blank forms, official forms, corner stamps, seals.
....2.2. Requirements to a text.
....2.3. Specifics of preparation of individual types of records (orders, directives, instructions, resolutions, minutes, memoranda, certificates, letters).
....2.4. Rules for making and certification of copies.
3. Recordkeeping
....3.1. Circulation of records in an institution. Receipt, registration and execution of incoming and outcoming records. Registration and movement of internal records.
....3.2. Records tracking.
....3.3. Creation, confirmation, organization and use of file classification plans in an institution.
....3.4. Filing.
4. Specifics of work with electronic records. Electronic recordkeeping.
5. Archival aspects in recordkeeping.
....5.1. .Appraisal of records in recordkeeping. An expert commission. Procedures of an appraisal. Records retention schedules.
....5.2. Changes in records retention periods by new rules.
....5.3. Transfer of records to an institutional archive for preservation. Destruction of records.

The workshop is conducted by BelNIIDAD Director A. Rybakov and Expert-Consultant E. Davydova – authors of normative regulations, teaching aids and procedural guides in records management and archive business.
04 October 2017
On 11 October 2017 Minsk hosts a professional meeting of the heads of archive services and state archival institutions in the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation on the topic “The activities of the state archives in Belarus and Russia in securing the legal rights of citizens”.

The events include a joint board session of Belarus’ Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry and Russia’s Federal Archival Agency to discuss scientific and methodological provision for state archives in Belarus and Russia.

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