For some years now, the ICA Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) has been trying to establish a directory of human rights archives from around the globe. This summer, I began volunteering with the ICA HRWG as project co-director on their directory project. In case you are not aware, the directory project aims to build on-line directory of (1) archives that identify themselves as human rights archives and (2) archives that are part of a human rights organization and are open to the public.
In collaboration with the other project director, the indispensable Tessa Fallon, Web Collection Curator at Columbia University Libraries, and under the guidance of ICA HRWG chair and experienced American archivist, Trudy Huskamp Peterson, we have compiled data on such organizations and institutions based on the ISDIAH standard. This past week, Tessa has built a beta version of the online platform from which our compiled data can be shared and disseminated. Yesterday, on October 25, Trudy presented the site to members of the working group and the ICA during the annual CITRA 2011 conference in Toledo, Spain.
We invite you to view this site and welcome any suggestions or comments you may want to share with the project staff through the site. If you know of an organization/archives that should be included in the directory or if you feel that your organization’s archives belongs in this group, please do not hesitate to contact us. You may also contact me through this blog regarding the project or the project’s new web platform.
Go to ICA HRWG directory project site