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17 September 2008
A two-day workshop "Records Management and Agency Archives" is to be held on 8-9 October 2008 at the Belurusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Studies (BelNIIDAD) in Minsk.

It is intended for the employees of records management offices, personnel departments, and agency archives.

The workshop will address the following issues:

− legislation in records management and archive business in the Republic of Belarus and the system of state control in this sphere;
− common requirements to administrative records according to the STB 6.38-2004 Standard «The unified records systems in the Republic of Belarus. The system of administrative records. Requirements to paperwork» (blank forms, requirements to text of records, records attributes); drawing up of certain types of records (instructions, minutes, reports, memorandums etc.);
− recordkeeping in institutions (the concept, different schemes, the receipt, examination and registration of records, checkout procedures);
− file classification systems: types, creation, confirmation, and use;
− creation of files and records appraisal (criteria, methods, expert commissions, records schedules and disposal of temporary records);
− making and transfer of permanent records to agency archives, making of file lists and other finding aids;
− records preservation in agency archives, records access and use (requirements to storage, equipment, safety measures; performing of inquiries; loan of files for temporary use);
− electronic recordkeeping and agency electronic archives.

The seminars are given by V. Adamushko, director at the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Republic of Belarus; E. Davydova, division head for records management and the formation of the National Achival Holdings of the Republic of Belarus at this Department; V. Nosevich, director at the Belarusian Research Centre for Electronic Records; A. Rybakov, director at the BelNIIDAD; T. Stolina, chief state inspector for archives and records management, and other experts in records management and archive business, authors of normative acts, guidances and regulations.

The application deadline is October 7, 2008 at tel./fax: +375 (17) 286 75 19

22 July 2008
Between 21-27 July, 2008 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will host the 16th International Congress on Archives and 16th ICA General Assembly, with heads of all ICA member institutions invited to attend.

The congress title "Archives, Governance and Development: Mapping Future Society". The programme includes the 16th ICA General Assembly, plenary meetings, regional sessions and round tables.

The Belarusian delegation is represented by V.I. Adamushko, Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management of Belarus, A.E. Rybakov, Director of the Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Studies and V.D. Selemenev, Director of the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus.
10 June 2008
marking 70 Years of the National Historical Archives of Belarus


10:00 Scholarly conference "The National Historical Archives of Belarus: history and present"
The National Historical Archives of Belarus, Minsk


11:00 - 12:00 A tour of the Archives

12:00 - 13:00 Presentation of the Jubilee Book "The National Historical Archives of Belarus, a treasury of documentary heritage. 1938-2008"

15:00 - 17:00 Celebration meeting with participation of representatives of various agencies and institutions
The Minsk-based State Palace of Children and Youth

10 June 2008
In November 2007 the International Council on Archives (ICA) decided that an International Archives Day should be celebrated on 9 June. It was on this date in 1948 that ICA was founded in Paris at UNESCO. The first ever International Archives Day is, therefore, also the 60th anniversary of ICA. For more details see the ICA website.
01 April 2008
The website redesign now finished! Have a look around and send any feedback. Read the updated information about the Belarusian archives on the Archival Institutions page - description of holdings, history, contacts, and more.

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