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Archives at Risk conference summary

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:





A report will be created following the event