As President of the International Council on Archives it is my great pleasure to welcome you to our 3rd annual conference being held in the beautiful city of Reykjavik, Iceland.
Under the theme of “Archives: Evidence, Security and Civil Rights Ensuring trustworthy information” the Annual Conference 2015 will without doubt be the highlight of this year’s professional calendar.
We are operating in an increasingly digitised world, accompanied by unprecedented accumulations of records. This new world offers many opportunities, however also brings with it considerable threats. Archives around the world must take on board a diverse and complex range of attitudes expressed by citizens, businesses and governments concerning the accountability of institutions, right of access to information, privacy/data protection, security of archival holdings and the protection of national security. The Annual Conference 2015 promises to bring together the best international speakers with a stimulating program of events to enable the Archives and Records Management community to engage with these important issues and influence the ongoing development of strategies and solutions.
We look forward to your contribution to the conference, whether it is as a speaker, workshop presenter or delegate. We are proud to provide you with this unmissable opportunity to strengthen your professional networks, gain valuable insights and develop your professional intelligence.
All this amongst everything that the beautiful city of Reykjavik has to offer!
I look forward to seeing you there.
Director-General, National Archives of Australia