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International Council on Archives Congress 2008.

Patricia in Kuala LumpurHere I am sitting on the floor of the conference library and have a moment to tell you about the ICA congress which I am attending. It happens every 4 years and is the most important gathering of archivists from all over the world. On Monday I attended my last meeting of the working group of the Section for Professional Associations (SPA) meeting (I am secretary) which took place all day on Monday and on Tuesday after displays of dancing, music and some prayers at the opening ceremony the conference began.

I have attended a session on Data Stewardship (an Australian version of the DPTP) and a session on audio visual archives and digital preservation. I am just back from a session on community archiving in the muslim community in Australia. It was an initiative to engage with the community after the London and Bali bombings.

This morning I had an hour long meeting with ICA web designer which was interesting as I am trying to get him to help us improve things a bit.

No DurianAs usual a lot of work happens here behind the scenes over coffee or maybe more. More later, have seen someone I know – Joan Boadas i Raset….goodbye from Kuala Lumpur. Here is a sign like that from my hotel. I have bought some Durian sweets for you to taste when i get back.


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