After two days of excellent presentations from archives across the world, the Archiving Tomorrow 2016 conference wrapped up at the Royal Irish Academy with a discussion of how to move forward.

Some conclusions:

  • There should be coordination on a national preservation policy (as well as directives from the EU).
  • Project funding - digitisation and new productions - should always include a percentage towards the longer term preservation and access to that project
  • Digitisation of public cultural heritage should be exempt from VAT.
  • Ongoing advocacy is very important because until something is lost forever, the threat of that loss is not always apparent.
  • Collaboration between instutions and across national boundaries are necessary for moving forward.

Archives at Risk will be creating a report on the outcomes of the conference. An archive of the Twitter conversation is available here: http://dri.ie/archiving-tomorrow-2016

 

 

 

 

A report will be created following the event