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Documentation Working Group
Triennial Programme 2014-2017


Working Group Activities and Projects 2014–2017:

  • Update the webpage and add detailed content to make it more relevant and useful to Working Group members looking for information or best-practice on conservation documentation.
  • Produce a newsletter(s) during the triennial period.
  • Provide a contact point via the Working Group webpage for documentation users to share software, tools, thesauri, dictionaries, methodologies.
  • Engage with creators and users of documentation within the conservation community in order to identify current needs as well as future priorities.
  • Engage with national and international documentation projects and initiatives, (such as ConservationSpace, various EU project initiatives and others) and provide updates on these initiatives to the working group. Create a section on the Documentation Working Group webpage to catalog the many digital documentation initiatives and projects that have been undertaken or that are on-going.
  • Distribute notifications of events, meetings, conferences relevant to conservation documentation to Working Group members.
  • Collaborate actively with other ICOM-CC Working Groups as conservation documentation is an inherently interdisciplinary activity.
  • Promote the use, awareness and importance of documentation created during research and conservation by organizing / collaborating in joint meetings with other Working Groups.
  • Provide information and guidance on the use of software and on documentation practices around the world. Feature relevant use cases on the website and in the newsletters.
  • Continue to increase the Working Group membership.



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