Update from the Bureau – February 2015

The Bureau met by teleconference on 10 February 2015.

Regional strategic approach to work placements for archivists and records managers

The Bureau discussed this proposal from Archives New Zealand and the National Archives of Australia to the Council of Australasian Archives and Records Authorities (CAARA). CAARA have agreed to the development of a paper that outlines a proposed regional strategic approach to short term attachments for archivists and records managers.

A regional approach to this would result in a process that is more transparent and easier to navigate for trainees and a better request management and decision making framework for potential hosts.

The paper will be drafted using time and materials supplied by Archives New Zealand and the National Archives of Australia. PARBICA and CAARA members will then have the opportunity to comment.

16th PARBICA Conference in association with ARANZ (week of 7 September 2015)

The Bureau discussed themes, program structure and accommodation options for the conference. The Bureau is working with ARANZ to develop promotional material, a call for papers and a confirmed program structure.

The next Bureau meeting will be held by teleconference on Wednesday 8 April 2015.