Archival Courses

A brief presentation of courses held in the country and abroad, which were attended by archivists employed at the Archives of Yugoslavia.


The Serbian Archives, as the central institution for the protection of archival holdings in Serbia, organizes examinations on the protection of cultural goods for the archives. Candidates with university degrees take the following exams: archive organization, office operation and archive legislation, Constitutional order and regulations in the field of protection of cultural goods, organization of authorities and history of institutions, national history between the 18th and 20th centuries, Cyrillic paleography with the basis of the old Slavic language, informatics and foreign language. Out of the listed exams, candidates with high school and college diplomas do not take the following: Cyrillic paleography with the basis of the old Slavic language and organization of authorities and history of institutions. More detailed information is available at the Serbian Archives.


In the organization of the Federal Archive Agency of Russia and the Russian Research Institute for the Theory of Office and Archival Operation (VNIIDAD), the first professional seminar on the Standards for the Description of Archival Documents was held at the State Archives of Russia in Moscow. The seminar was organized within the Euro-Asian Regional Department of the International Archival Council. The plan is to hold it once a year and for it to treat a topical professional issue. The seminar was attended by archivists from Armenia, Belarus, Kirghizstan, Moldova, Serbia, Russia and Ukraine..

Presenters and topics:

  1. Igor Nikolayevich Kiselyev: Forming of a single archival information space, tasks and possibilities.
  2. Vera Gennadyevna Larina: Standardized description as the basis for making modern research and information textbooks on archival documents, situation and future.
  3. Claire Sibille: Standards for the description of the International Council on Archive: ISAD(G) and ISAAR(CPF).
  4. Stanislav Georgievich Yeremyeyev: American archive standard for the description of the EAD archival holdings: structure, terminology, possibility for use.

Within the program of the seminar, visits were organized to the computer center of the State Archives of the Russian Federation and the Central Archives of the City of Moscow in order for the participants in the seminar to be informed about practical experiences in the work on the electronic data processing.


The Stage Technique International d'Archives has been held since 1951. Every year it gathers archivists from the entire world, giving them a possibility to get a first-hand insight in the archival practice primarily in France, but also in other countries. Archivists employed at the Archives of Serbia and Montenegro had the opportunity to attend this course and the last time they participated was in 2005.
That year, the 2.5-month course was attended by 41 participants from 30 countries and the following topics were treated: archival service and international cooperation; takeover of archival holdings; processing of archival holdings, evaluation of and access to archival holdings; protection of archival holdings.
The lectures were held every day except at weekends, and they lasted between 9.30 and 17.30 with a one-hour lunch break. The participants spent one week in Provence, visiting the archives in Aude, Toulouse and Tarn. Visits to a number of archives in and around Paris were also organized – Defense Ministry Archives, Foreign Ministry Archives, Archival Service at the Interior Ministry, Societe Generale Bank Archives, National Library, Archives in Oise and Archives in Esson. The course required an active participation, so the participants took part in discussions at round tables on specific topics and each of the participants had the obligation to prepare and present a paper on his/her engagement in the archives they are employed at. During one week practical work and research was ensured for each participant, pursuant to their previously expressed interest. For those who wanted to take it, a French language test was organized on the first day and French classes were also provided (about 15 hours distributed into 3-hour slots during the first three weeks).

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