The State Archives Office of the Spanish Ministry of Culture, in collaboration with the Section the Professional Associations (SPA) of the International Council on Archives (ICA) and the Coordinating Agency for Spanish Archival Associations, has promoted the organisation of an International Conference of Professional Associations entitled “Archivists in Association: Challenges and Opportunities”.
The Congress had 180 participants from more than 30 different countries. It took place from the 18-20th October 2007 in the Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid.
This is the first time that an international congress is focused on the Associations in the Archives area. In this meeting it has been analyzed the role of the associations, the new challenges that the profession faces and the outreach of the activities that they organize.Salto de línea We have thought that the participants as well as all the interested people could know the interventions and conclusions made. In order to make all interested parties aware of the content of the Congress, below are the texts of the conference papers, conclusions and the dossier drawn up for the Associations Fair.