Based at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, the event reached its fourth day with the participation of nearly four thousand delegates from more than 100 countries and the commitment to share good practices in global archival work.
This Thursday, academician Ihuoma Sandra Babatope, from the Delta State College of Education, Nigeria, shared positive experiences in using new technologies in the face of the challenges faced by organizations in managing information in developing countries. countries, including the lack of good technological structures and the problems of electricity instability.
In the same panel, Tetsuo Yokaichiya of the National Archives of Japan discussed his country’s efforts to complete its government’s electronic records by 2026.
Due to the rapid pace towards digitalization, thanks to the developing technologies, the National Archives of Japan (NAJ) has accelerated its work to adapt to the new digital era and in this way it has been established that local administrations the country must have information systems. integrated into a government platform.
The NAJ representative mentioned the experience of the Japan Search portal, which can be accessed from anywhere in the world via the Internet, a site where an extensive registry of files and documents converted to various formats can be found. for their long-term preservation.
He explained that in his country a new building is being built with the latest technology for the NAJ, an important intellectual resource for citizens, which is expected to be completed in 2028 to meet the needs of today and in the future with innovation and the use of technologies, advance.
In this session, the Spaniards Enric Cobo and Ramón Iglesias shared information about their work together at the Archives of Catalonia, Spain, to make them more friendly through the use of virtual and augmented reality systems that allow immersive experiences experience.
Cobo explained that these archives contain more than 29 million images and documents dating back to 1845, which can be accessed by the public from anywhere in the world.
This means that in today’s digital society, archives have become reference centers for the consolidation of collective memory, transparency and access to information, so the use of virtual or augmented reality allows us to show, recreate or reconstruct of document items, archival products and services.