BARMS meeting 30 april 2016 at North South University
May 8, 2016, 11:30 am
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BARMS report of 30th April 2016, venue: North South University. President Prof. Dr. Sharif Uddin Ahmed.

  1. Confirmation of the minutes of last meeting.
  2. International Archives Day Bangladesh (= IADB) 9 June 2016.
  3. Review of the grant of annual development fund for district record rooms: IMPROVEMENT of District Archives.
  4. A two day seminar and visit to record rooms in Barisal.
  5. Preservation of historical record rooms – letter to Ministry of Cultural Affairs ( = MOCA).
  6. Any other business

Special guest / participant at the BARMS meeting was Prof. Dr Nill from India (History Department NSU). Furthermore present all known BARMS members.

Dr. Sharif asked Elias Kanchon to inform the meeting about his work on archives in Kishoreganj. After informing the meeting Sharif suggested to start a program on the Kishoregonj based “Archives Records Management Research & Development Project” with BARMS & Dutch Barm support. Members of the meeting, among thema also Ali Akbar, Fazle Mir Ahmed Chowdhury, Hasan Mahmud, confirmed. Draft of the project will be written and send to Florus and Sigfried of Dutch Barm. Besides Sharif advised Hasan Mahmud to train Bondushova in ARM and when trained to do field work on local level (like Florus does).

Other topics discussed:

  1. A two-days visit and seminar on ARM will be held in Barisal after Ramadan. Eid Ul Fitr will be 7 July 2016.
  2. IADB 9th of June 2016 to be celebrated by BARMS and National Archives Bangladesh together.
  3. Need of 300 T-shirts fort his celebration.
  4. Set up Programme to investigate how to use the budget of Tk 5 lakh to be spend for IMPROVEMENT of the District Collectorate Record Rooms of the 64 districts of Bangladesh, which will be supervised / controlled by Rokon Audallah (official from Ministry??).
  5. Preservation of the so called 17 old English Record Rooms according to the letter of Cultural ministry meeting for Preservation of the Archives of those 17 District Record Rooms. According to the proposal of Dr. Sharif Uddin.
  6. These results of our meeting and some more discussions about our work of the last year can lead to the conclusion that we made some real progress .

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