HAPPY ARCHIVES MONTH!!! The University Archives is pleased to mount 2 activities for International Archives Day 2016 slated for Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 June 2016.

This year, we are mounting two activities: a Practical Workshop entitled “Managing Digital Records and Information: Strategies for Business Leaders” and our annual public lecture entitled “Social and Economic Transformation:  Records in the Digital Era” at the E. Nigel Harris Council Room, UWI Regional Headquarters Building, Hermitage Road, Mona, at 5pm (see flyer attached and link to register for Workshop here:



Dr Victoria Lemieux, IAD Guest 2016

Our featured speaker is Dr Victoria Lemieux, currently a Senior Public Sector Specialist (Information Management) at the World Bank, substantively an Associate Professor of Archival Studies at University of British Columbia, Canada, and a former University Archivist of The UWI.  Her current research is focused on risk to the availability of trustworthy records, in particular in financial contexts, and how these risks impact upon transparency, financial stability, public accountability and human rights. She holds a doctorate in Archival Studies from University College London which focused on the information-related causes of the Jamaican Banking Crisis, was former Vice- President, Risk Management at the Credit Suisse Bank and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).  Her experience and relationship with The UWI and Jamaica singles her out as an ideal choice as lecturer for this year’s observance.

Our focus this year on digital records is timely.  More and more of our daily tasks and work processes are conducted digitally.  From emails to forms, more and more of our records are created, used and maintained electronically.  This Workshop and Lecture will offer useful tips on how to effectively implement information governance in our offices and appreciate the power records have to transform society.

We do hope that you will be able to join us as we celebrate archives. For further information, please feel free to contact us at or 876.977.6704/876.935.8614


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