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Useful contacts

International Council on Archives

The International Council on Archives’ mission is the advancement of archives worldwide. In pursuing the advancement of archives, ICA works for the protection and enhancement of the memory of the world. The Website, has many useful pages for archival educators and trainers, the publications page is particularly useful as it contains standards and studies (research results and guidance on current issues for archives and records management, prepared by ICA’s international professional committees and working groups). These can be found at:

The ICA’s address and contact details are:

Conseil international des Archives
60 rue des Francs-Bourgeois
75003 PARIS,France

Tel: (+33) 1 40 27 63 06
Fax: (+33) 1 42 72 20 65

International Council on Archives: Section on Archival Education and Training

This Section of the ICA aims to establish closer contacts among teachers of archival science and to work towards the development of methodology and preparation of tools to assist them in their teaching tasks and in their contributions to the development of the profession. The Section’s Website can be visited at It is the first place for archival educators and trainers to look for news of conferences, publications and projects for their field of expertise.

UNESCO Archives Portal

The UNESCO Archives Portal is another useful site for archival educators and trainers. The Website,, has online access to the rather elderly but nonetheless still relevant RAMP studies covering basic archives and records management issues.

The International Records Management Trust

The IRMT Works mainly in developing countries. The Website,, is primarily of interest to archival educators because of the training materials from the Managing Public Sector Records. These can be downloaded from

The IRMT’s address and contact details are:

Haines House, 6th floor
21 John Street
London WC1N 2BP

Tel: +44 (0)20 7831 4101
Fax: +44 (0)20 7831 6303

ARMA International

ARMA International publishes a large number of publications which can be used both as texts for students and as the raw material for developing teaching materials. They also offer e-learning solutions which are a good way of learning about a modern way to deliver training and education.

They can be contacted at:

13725 W. 109th Street, Suite 101
Lenexa, KS 66215

Tel: (+1) (913) 341 3808
Fax: (+1) (913) 341 3742

Society of American Archivists

Like ARMA, SAA has a strong publishing section and produces many publications that are useful for archival trainers and educators.

The Society can be contacted at:

527 South Wells St., 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60607

Tel: (+1) (312) 922 0140
Fax: (+1) (312) 347 1452

The Archive-Skills Consultancy

The Archive-Skills Consultancy is a commercial partnership specialising in archives and records management work, including both projects which address a wide range of client requirements in the field and training for clients in-house as well as an independent training programme aimed at a wide range of participants in need of practical, fit for purpose and affordable training. The TASC Website,, contains info-bytes on a variety of key issues for archives and records management, extensive useful links pages and a growing section on self-training opportunities and ideas.

The Archive-Skills Consultancy can be contacted at:

May Cottage
1 Fountayne Road
London N16 7EB

Tel: (+44) (0)20 8806 8631
Fax: (+44) (0)20 75026522

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Last updated: 20 December 2005