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Outreach to all sections in ICA

For more than a year, 60+ researchers have been gathering information about the national archives of 198 countries to determine their status for the first edition of the International Directory of National Archives to be released in mid-2018.

Visit the website to learn more:

All 198 entries are considered semifinal. But some have already been reviewed, edited, and approved by the National Archives (or equivalent body).

The growing list of approved entries can be found at

Check the list to see if an entry for your country’s National Archives (or equivalent body) has been approved. If not, email Dr. Pat Franks ( with the name and email address of someone from the NA (or equivalent body) who could review the entry.

Time is short. We must have all entries ready to be inserted in the draft for the publisher by Nov. 30. That means, entries to us by Nov. 15 have a good chance of being resolved; for those between Nov. 16-30, we will do our best.

A number of entries are under review at this time, so this list will be updated daily.

Thank you for your assistance in making this first addition an invaluable resource to be used immediately and a benchmark against which we can gauge the status of National Archives in the future.


Dr. Patricia C. Franks
Co-Editor, IDNA project



Invitation to apply for ICA Mini Bursary – Latin American New Professionals

2017 ALA-ICA Conference, Mexico City

icon-ica The International Council on Archives and its New Professionals Programme invite new professionals from Latin America to apply for a mini-bursary that will provide a discount on registration to the ALA-ICA 2017 Conference “Archives, Citizenship and Interculturalism” that will take place in Mexico City on November 27-29, 2017.