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The valorization of archives from the First World War at the State Archives Pierre-Alain.Tallier@arch.be.

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  • The valorization of archives from the First World War at the State Archives Pierre-Alain.Tallier@arch.be
  • I. Introduction
  • I. Introduction The valorization of archives from WW I â⺠A real opportunity, given the great public and scientific interest â⺠Specifics of « the Belgian case » (enrichening our common history)
  • II. What concerns us?
  • III. The accomplishments of the State Archives (1) Important steps were taken to ensure the opening to research (200 inventories published during the last couple of years)
  • III. The accomplishments of the State Archives (2) Editing of a Source guide on the First World War in Belgium
  • III. The accomplishments of the State Archives (3) A permanent enrichment of our thematic library on the First World War (online catalogue of over 30.000 titles accessible via www.arch.be)
  • III. The accomplishments of the State Archives (4) Assuring the development and visibility of our series entitled « Studies on World War One » launched in 2001 (18 n°)
  • III. The accomplishments of the State Archives (5) Assuring the awareness of our global policy
  • IV. Strenghts and weaknesses (1) + Coordinated and voluntaristic policy + Unmistakable expertise amongst the personnel + Concrete results + Unavoidable actor
  • IV. Strenghts and weaknesses (2) - Dissapearance of a number of archival fonds - Fierce competition - Lack of human and financial ressources - Lack of visibility
  • V. Menaces ⦠The future of the Belgian Federal State â¦
  • V. Menaces
  • VI. Upcoming challenges Retaining our expertise Conducting a policy of conservation Continuing to interest the wider public Finding financial means Development of partnerships
  • VII. Conclusion and ways to collaborate A favourable balance An experience bearing repetition ⦠Installment of a European portal « First World War » by the archive services