The Congress will be structured with five inclusive sub-themes
In a world mired in conflict and challenges, the post-pandemic era has brought to us its own set of issues. Archives worldwide whether national, regional, or even personal have a mission to rise up to the challenges brought about by events on the international stage. The role of archives is not limited or restricted to the projection of appearances of peace and tolerance. Rather archives are one of pillars of peace and tolerance be it on the national or societal levels. In this part of Abu Dhabi 2023, participants will shed light on the importance of archives in creating and maintaining peace and tolerance in society. Moreover, participants will highlight the role of archives in promoting peace and tolerance between nations at the international level. Archives in many parts of the world are often described as memories of their nations. However, archives are not silent or passive memories. Archives have a voice and that voice is the voice of knowledge. Archives enrich societies and nations…
Artificial intelligence, digital preservation & emerging technologies
Artificial intelligence and emerging technologies are quickly changing how we do our work, but we need to understand both the strength and weaknesses of these technologies in archives and records endeavours. What do they do well? What can they help us do better? How do we engage with these new practices? What are the ethical implications?
These technologies will also impact how we preserve information and make accessible information (records and data), but we not only to discuss this but there are persisting questions about how to preserve records and data in a sustainable, practical and cost-effective way.
Sustainable knowledge is fundamental to sustainable development and the achievement of development initiatives like the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the core of these initiatives is the need for trustworthy information, regardless of format.
Sustainable information is also about how we protect our holdings from climate change, theft, looting, and illicit trafficking. It also about looking beyond what is done to the archives and records institutions and examining our impact on society and the environment.
Trust and evidence
In the age of ‘alternative facts’, ‘fake news’, misinformation and cybersecurity threats, the need for trustworthy evidence (records, information, data) has become ever more essential. What is our role in this space? Who are our allies? What is the role of records and archives professionals in the area of internet governance?
Trust and evidence also mean reaching out and understanding what our users need, so that they can believe in what we do and how we acquire, preserve and make accessible information. How do we empower them? To empower us?
Venue: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre – ADNEC
The venue for ICA Abu Dhabi 2020, ADNEC is a world-class exhibitions and conferences hub in the heart of the city, surrounded by urban architecture and international hotel chains.
The contemporary spaces feature purpose-built conference halls offering a superior environment for business functions, with premium facilities and stylish modern interiors.