Girona City Council, through its Municipal Archive, is hosting and organizing the 2nd Annual Conference of the International Council on Archives, which will be held in October 2014, as approved by the General Assembly of the International Council on Archives, which met on the 24th of August 2012 in the Australian city of Brisbane.
This event will coincide with the celebration of the 9th European Conference on Archives (ECA), organized every four years by the European Branch of the International Council on Archives (EURBICA).
Also taking place at the same time is the 13th Image and Research Seminar, organized biennially by the Centre for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI) of Girona City Council in conjunction with the Archivists Association of Catalonia (AAC), which will mainly focus on photographic and audiovisual documents.
All three events are grouped under a common title: Archives and Cultural Industries, in order to foster debate on a key issue for archives: the potential for the documentation that has been conserved in them to be a resource provider for the creation and consumption of culture among the population.
The Conference will focus the discussion on these issues from three perspectives:
- The perspective of content: How should collections of documents be organized, described, digitized and disseminated to facilitate access and enhance their value.
- The perspective of cultural industries: What are the new businesses dealing with the creation and distribution of digital content and how can collaboration between the public and private sectors be articulated to advance business creation.
- The perspective of the general population: What are its interests and cultural consumption habits, and what future trends may arise.
Official Website of the event: http://www.girona.cat/web/ica2014/eng/index.php
Programme of the meeting is available here.