David Fricker off to head the International Council on Archives

National Archives

National Archives

THE National Archives’ Director-General David Fricker has been appointed the first Australian to be president of the International Council on Archives (ICA) based in Paris.

“I feel very privileged to have been appointed as president-elect of the ICA,” David said.

“It is recognition of the key role Australia plays in the international archival community and, in particular, our partnerships with Asian archival institutions.

“In this digital world, it is vital that archival organisations work collaboratively on a world-wide basis to face the challenges posed in preserving electronic records and making them available in a form that fuels the new digital economy. In recent years the ICA has transformed itself into a stronger, more focused and inclusive organisation and is poised to become even more influential across all spheres of industry, academia and government.”

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