East Asian Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (EASTICA) Annual Seminar was held successfully in Ulaanbaatar


The idea to establish EASTICA was first initiated during the 12th International Congress on Archives in Montreal in 1992 and was formally founded as the 10th Regional Branch of ICA on 7 July 1993 at the Inaugural Conference in Beijing, hence a complete network of ICA Regional Branches was established throughout the world.

Eastica has a tradition to organize a conference and a seminar in every year. This year, the annual seminar with the theme “Archival Administration-ICA Standards” was held successfully in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from 17-20, July, 2012. In this seminar participated from Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong, Macao and Mongolian delegations. Also participated the experts of the International Council on Archives, doctor Peter Horsman and Hans Waalwijk and during the seminar they presented the reports with the theme “ICA Standards and Guidelines”, “Application of Description Standards”, “Making choices”.

During this Seminar participants discussed about how they can be benefited by these professional efforts of ICA and exchanged their experiences on it.

The General Archival Authority of Mongolia joined in EASTICA as an A category member in 1993 and also joined the Central Archives for Civil Documentation, Central Archives for Defense, Ulaanbaatar Municipal Archives, Archive of “Erdenet Mining” Corporation, Archives of Darkhan-Uul, Orkhon, Uvs Provinces as a C category member.

In the Executive Board Meeting application for Eastica membership from Selenge Provincial Archives was considered and accepted as a C category member.

Next year EASTICA 11st General Conference will be held in Qindu Province, China.

Country report Japan

Country repor China

Country report Korea

Country report Macao