A conference report on our past conference "Building infrastructures for archives in a digital world" which was held in Dublin (IE) at Trinity College from 26-28 June 2013 is now available via the online platform HSOZKULT (Communication and Information Services for Historians) by the Humboldt University Berlin.

Click here to view the report in English.

Jour fix on managing archival data in the Archives Portal Europe at the German Federal Archives Berlin 

Starting this September, the APEx project team at the German Federal Archives Berlin-Lichterfelde will offer a Jour fix every first Wednesday of the month from 11:00 - 13:00 o'clock on how to apply the tools for providing index information in the Archives Portal Europe. This monthly meeting is open to all interested archivists who are eager to learn about the specific tools and their respective implementation within the Archives Portal Europe.

Not only will the participants have the opportunity to give the implementation of the tools a trial with their own test data in EAD format but, even more, a model data import of own data to the testing environment of the Archives Portal Europe will be possible.


The session 103 "Archives Without Walls: The Value of Networks, Consortia, and Aggregations" at the annual meeting of the Society of American Archivist (SAA) assembled a panel of 11 representatives of consortia providing access to archival material based on EAD. Among those the Archives Hub in the United Kingdom as national as well as the Archives Portal Europe as international examples. In 5 minutes per speaker, the respective projects were presented and ongoing and new challenges were highlighted leading to a lively round of questions and answers following the presentations. Topics covered questions of governance, bridging the digital divide, community engagement in terms of providers as users and in terms of end-user engagement, open data and the question of what lies beyond granting access.

Some of these questions also were taken to the informal meeting of EAD consortia at the "Brown Bag Lunch" afterwards, that has now been held for the third time in context of the SAA's annual meetings.

The presentation on the Archives Portal Europe held by APEx Technical Coordinator and WP2 leader Kerstin Arnold can be found here. (PDF)

August 15, 2013: The Archives Portal Europe @SAA 13 in New Orleans, USA

On Thursday, August 15, 2013 the Archives Portal Europe will be presented by our Technical Coordinator and Work Package 2 leader Kerstin Arnold at the Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists in New Orleans, USA.

The meeting Archives 2013 will be from August 11-17, 2012 and the Archives Portal Europe will be part of session 103:

"Archives Without Walls: The Value of Networks, Consortia, and Aggregations"

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Furthermore, Kerstin Arnold will represent the APEx project at the meetings of the Technical Subcommittees on EAD (Encoded Archival Description) and EAC-CPF (Encoded Archival Context - Corporate Bodies, Persons, Families).

Flickr account for APEx

Take a look at the pictures from our June conference "Building infrastructures for archives in a digital world" in Dublin on our brand new flickr account!

Click here.

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