Education and Training for Records and Archives Management in Pacific Island Nations: A Needs Assessment and Report
Distance Education Project Report – Prepared for PARBICA by Laura Millar, International Records Management Trust, in December 2003, the Education and Training for Records and Archives Management in Pacific Island Nations: A Needs Assessment and Report examines the educational and training needs of Pacific island nations.
Low-Cost Archives Storage Reports
In recognition of the difficulties faced by most tropical, small island countries in storage and preservation of records and archives, PARBICA undertook studies on different options for low cost storage led by Ted Ling, National Archives of Australia. A scientific trial of use of non-air-conditioned shipping containers for low-cost storage of records in a tropical environment was undertaken in 2001-2002. This demonstrated that shipping crates were not a suitable option for long-term archives storage in the tropics. The project, which was supported by ICA and carried out in partnership with the National Archives of Australia, resulted in three reports.
- The Darwin Shipping Container Trial: Report and Results (2002) (pdf, 689kB)
- Using Shipping Containers for Record Storage: Specification and Description (2002) (pdf, 530kB)
- Building a Low-Cost Archives in the Tropics: Specification and Description (2003) (pdf, 872kB)
Introducing National Archives and Public Records Services of Papua New Guinea
In support of the ICA Congress 2012, held in Brisbane, the National Archives and Public Records Service of Papua New Guinea were approached to write an article about their Archives including information about their history, major developments and recent projects. With permission of the author, the Acting National Archivist Mrs Vicky Puipui Brian, we have reproduced the article here for you all to enjoy.