Archivistics

From April 20 to April 30, 2019

ARCHIVES AND INFORMATION GOVERNANCE

The fourth residency period of 2019, which is going to take place at Faber between 20 and 30 April, is dedicated to archives and information governance. We would like professionals from these fields to get together at the residency and work on issues, such as involvement of records management in the transparency of governments, new presence at public archives, the management of big data or quality data, the implications of blockchain in records authenticity, and everything that shows an innovative professional activity and that can face problems of the digital present and future with full guarantees.

We would like to debate the role of archives in our society, as an element of interaction and relationship with knowledge, but also as a form of relationship between authorities and citizens that want to be responsible for the information they generate.

These and other topics that may be related (project work, diverse research, structure and formative typology, analysis of potential audiences or implementation of a records management system) are some of the lines of work that will be followed at Faber during this period.

So, we open a call for candidates who would like to apply for one of the Faber scholarships. They are open to all types of professionals working in the fields of archival science, records management, information governance and the enhancement of documentary heritage. We are looking for professionals who have reflected on archives, their problems and opportunities.

Faber’s goal is to promote exchange between residents and the educational community that welcomes them in Olot, La Garrotxa, or in Catalonia. This call is made in collaboration with the Associació d’Arxivers – Gestors de Documents de Catalunya (Catalan Association of Archivists and Records Managers) and is a pre-conference for the XVII Congress on Archivistics and Records Management of Catalonia that is going to take place in Sant Feliu de Guíxols.