OSG prepares to present at the XVII International Congress on Archives

14 August, 2012 The Congress, a global forum for archivists, is held once every four years by the International Council on Archives, an organization uniting more than 160 archival institutions around the world. The focus of the event will be "Archives: the atmosphere of change."

International Council on Archives 2012

OSG was invited to join the prestigious event by Head of the Federal Archival Agency of Russia, A.N. Artizov. He will be presenting on the topic of "The Commercial Archive Sector in Russia - Past, Present and the Future."

Other speakers include:

Baltazar Garzón Real, a Magistrate of Spain’s central criminal court, and an external consultant for the Prosecution of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, who represents Spain in numerous international organisations, committees, advisory councils.

Professor John McMillan AO, the Australian Information Commissioner and head of the office responsible for freedom of information, privacy protection and advice to government on information management policy.

David S. Ferriero was confirmed as 10th Archivist of the United States on November 6, 2009. At that time he expressed his view that the National Archives was at a "defining moment with regard to our existing electronic records, social media communications, and emerging technologies being used throughout government offices."

Miriam Nisbet, the first Director of the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration. OGIS is the new Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ombudsman and policy office created by the 2007 FOIA Amendments.
Miriam previously served at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris as Director of the Information Society Division, in UNESCO’s Communication and Information Sector.

Michael Carden, who joined the National Archives of Australia in 2004 to assist with the design and construction of their prototype digital archive. Since then he has managed the development of the open source software created by the National Archives to preserve and manage digital records, and has overseen the development of the computing infrastructure that supports the software. Michael holds a Master's degree in Information Technology from the Australian National University and enjoys living in Australia's capital city, Canberra.

FOOTNOTE

OSG is the leading provider of document and data management solutions for companies operating in the CIS and EU. With over 30 years of experience to draw from and award-winning levels of service, OSG continues to grow an impressive client base of regional and international companies.

The International Council on Archives (ICA) is dedicated to the effective management of records and the preservation, care and use of the world's archival heritage through its representation of records and archive professionals across the globe. Archives are an incredible resource. They are the documentary by-product of human activity and as such are an irreplaceable witness to past events, underpinning democracy, the identity of individuals and communities, and human rights. But they are also fragile and vulnerable. The ICA strives to protect and ensure access to archives through advocacy, setting standards, professional development, and enabling dialogue between archivists, policy makers, creators and users of archives.

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