I am pleased to announce that the Pacific Regional Branch International Council on Archives (PARBICA) will be having their biennial conference from August 22-27, 2011 in Apia, Samoa.

” The theme of the conference is Evidence and Memory in the Digital Age. We must cooperate to succeed in developing robust systems that can sustain evidential information and document the memory of the world in the digital age. The digital age comes with the risk of creating a digital landfill – where information is discarded, expensive to locate and retrieve, or just lost forever. However new technologies also provide exciting opportunities for us to connect more users to our collections and preserve fragile records through digitisation, and support our government’s commitments to good information governance by utilising the guidance available from PARBICA. “ –PARBICA

ICAS will be participating at this conference, as it is an excellent way to outreach with our clients (and potential clients), as well as to discuss other relevant archival issues of the region.

About islandculturearchivalsupport

Island Culture Archival Support (ICAS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of records pertaining to the cultural identity of island peoples in Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia whose national and public archives, libraries, cultural centers, and business organizations are underprivileged, underfunded, and understaffed. The specific purpose for which this nonprofit corporation was formed is to support the needs of these South Pacific cultural heritage institutions by helping to preserve and make accessible records created for business, accountability or cultural purposes. The organization will endeavor to add value by providing resources or volunteers to advise, train, and work among island residents to support their efforts in building their future and preserving their collective memory through the use of modern archival techniques.
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