Training of the Archivists of the Caribbean in the Territorial Archives of Saint-Martin
The Territorial Archives of Saint Martin have had the honor of hosting, from Tuesday 2 June to Friday 5 June, a training organized by CARBICA, the Association of Archivists of the Caribbean, within the framework of the MIGAN project.
The MIGAN project is a shared platform for accessing the various websites of the partner archives services, offering the public a central and shared access point to the archival riches of the Caribbean.
The Territorial Archives of Saint-Martin will thus benefit fully from these experiences in anticipation of the construction of its own database and website in 2016.
This training course was attended by about fifteen archivists, director of national archives institutions or archivists in charge of access to digitized documents, from Curaçao, Surinam, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Lucia and Guadeloupe and Martinique, come to professionalize to the construction of a website for the archives.
President Aline Hanson received the leaders of the association CARBICA, on Friday 05 June, at the city hall. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the advantages of pooling the archives of the Caribbean in order to provide the public with a complete database of archival documents in the Caribbean region.
Karla HAYWARD, secretary (Bermuda) and Dominique TAFFIN, MIGAN Project Manager for CARBICA (Departmental Archives), Mrs Rita TJIEN-FOOH, President of CARBICA (Archives of Surinam), Avril BELFON, Vice President of the Archives of Trinidad & Tobago Of Martinique and former president of CARBICA 2011-2014), were able to meet with President Aline HANSON and to inform her about the problems encountered in the archiving of historical documents in the Caribbean and the notable advances last years.
President Hanson welcomed the initiative of this CARBICA training, which was held for the first time in Saint Martin and allowed the territory to make itself known in this specific field and to present its territorial archives and the work carried out since their opening In 2014. Led by Stéphanie Dargaud, this service of the Collectivity, installed in the building of the Médiathèque, took a considerable extent in a few months allowing the population to come to learn about many aspects related to the history of the island and The many documents collected.
The Territorial Archives of Saint-Martin can be contacted by phone at 590 87 66 60 or by mail: firstname.lastname@example.org