The Archives of Samoa is featured in “News from Brisbane” this week. Since its inception under the Ministry of Education, Sports & Culture in 1996, the Archives has made tremendous strides safeguarding materials belonging to the government, especially those that were abandoned in some old government premises, such as the old prison building and Court House.
At the Pacific Regional Branch International Council on Archives (PARBICA) meeting last year in Samoa, we were fortunate to hear about the digitization project of the German Colonial (1900-1914) records. This is a significant time period in Samoa, and I see that they have mentioned it in their update.
Click here to read the Archives’ entire update.
Samoa homes at the beach
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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