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01 November 2013
Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Studies (BelNIIDAD) holds a new workshop entitled Records Management Without Mistakes.

The workshop takes place on 19 November 2013.

The issues on the agenda:

1. Legislation in records management and archive business in the Republic of Belarus and the responsibility for its violation.

2. Rules for the preparation of records in accordance with the Instruction for records management in government agencies and other institutions (resolution by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus No. 4 of 19.01.2009). The unified system of organizational and administrative records.
...2.1. Records attributes, forms, corner stamp, records bearing the seal of the institution.
...2.2. Requirements for the text of records.
...2.3. Specifics of the preparation and execution of individual types of records (orders, directives, instructions, resolutions, minutes, memoranda, certificates, letters).
...2.4. Rules for the creation and certification of the copies of records (resolutions by the Council of Ministers No 1256 of 30.12.2012, Ministry of Justice No 9 of 15.01.2013).

3. Organization of work with records.
...3.1. Circulation of records in institutions. Receipt, registration and execution of incoming records. Registration and despatch of internal records.
...3.2. Document execution control.
...3.3. Creation, confirmation, organization and use of file classification plans in institutions.
...3.4. Creation and organization of files in record keeping.

4. Archival aspects in record keeping.
...4.1. Records appraisal in record keeping. Procedures for conducting an appraisal. Work of an expert commission within an institution. Records retention schedules.
...4.2. Transfer of files to an institutional archive for preservation. Preparation of files for transfer to an institutional archive. Making of file inventories in internal divisions.
...4.3. Destruction of records and files with temporary retention periods.

5. Specifics of work with electronic records. Electronic recordkeeping.

The seminars are conducted by the expert consultant E.N. Davydova, the BelNIIDAD’s director A.E. Rybakov and other high qualifying specialists and authors of normative documents, training aids and procedural guidance in records management and archive business.
19 August 2013
On 14 November 2013 The State Archives of Minsk Region holds a scholarly conference, History and Archives: 20th and 21st Century Documentary Heritage of the Republic of Belarus dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the State Archives of Minsk Region. The conference will take place at the Minsk A.S. Pushkin Regional Library (Minsk, Belarus).

Main issues on the agenda:

  • Records of the 20th – early 21st centuries as a source for the history of Belarus and foreign countries;
  • Archive business in Belarus in the 20th – early 21st centuries: history, methodology, practices;
  • Modern trends and problems in archival science and source study;
  • Local archives (regional and zonal) in the Republic of Belarus: topical issues and perspectives of development.


  • 29 May 2013
    On 26 June 2013 the National Historical Archives of Belarus holds a scholarly conference Documentary Heritage of Belarus 14th – 20th Centuries dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the National Historical Archives of Belarus.

    Issues on the conference agenda:

  • Documents of the 14th – early 20th centuries as a source of information into the history of Belarus and the adjoining states;
  • Archive business in Belarus in the 16th – early 20th centuries: history, methodology, practices;
  • Issues of the preservation of the documentary heritage;
  • Creation of reference finding aids to archival records;
  • Archaeography and publication of documents;
  • Use of modern information technologies in archive business;
  • Source analysis and special historical disciplines.

  • 03 May 2013
    On 15-16 May 2013 the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry of the Republic of Belarus (hereafter Department) holds the
    Belarusian-Russian workshop “Restoration and Preservation of Archival Records”.

    Participants at the workshop are the deputy head of the Laboratory for Records Microfilming and Restoration at the Russian State Archives of Scientific-Technical Documentation (LMRD RGANDT), restorer of highest category I.S. Sharapova, members of the Department, heads of archival agencies and institutions, specialists of the state archives.
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