A report from the annual DLM Forum meeting on “SUSTAINABILITY AND INNOVATION”

By Darius Bujokas (APE Country Manager for Lithuania)

Annual DLM forum member meeting took place in Bern (Switzerland) on May 21st-22nd. This meeting‘s topic was „Sustainability and innovation“.

During the first day (May 21st) of the meeting, activity and financial reports of DLM forum Executive Committee were presented to the delegates of the meeting. Markus Merenmies, representative of national archives of Finland, was elected new Executive Committee Director.

Also presentations were made on various topics: Belgian web archiving project „Promise“, representative of South-Eastern Finland university of Applied Sciences presented Unity game-engine and virtual reality survival game based on documents and real historical events of World War II, representatives of National Archives of Norway about the challenges concerning document management in the public sector.

On the second day of the meeting presentation session continued. 13 presentations were made out of planned 14. A number of topics were covered including digital preservation, standards and specification and etc.

A team of Norwegian private companies presented a method of preserving information of various formats in a 35 mm film tape. Also, organization of Swedish southern municipalities archives, Sydarkivera, was presented. Representative of private vendor „Mikrografija“ told, how private contractors encouraged the document management market regulations and how clients as well as vendors benefited from this.

At the end of the meeting M. Merenmies invited everyone to the next DLM forum meeting, which will take place in Helsinki in the middle of November.

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