Report from the WP2/4/6 meeting at the German Federal Archives in Berlin

Last week WP2, 4 and 6 joint up for a meeting at the German Federal Archives in Berlin. 26 project members from 12 countries attended to assess their current standing and work on their upcoming road map.

Before diving into the hard facts of the meeting, take a look at some pictures from the get-together on our APEx Flickr account.

Registration for joint EURBICA and APEx meeting closing on 11.11.2013


Following the International Council on Archives Annual Conference in Brussels from 23 – 24 November 2013, the European Regional Branch of the ICA (EURBICA) and the APEx-project will hold joint meeting on the matter of “Update and outlooks on the Archives Portal Europe”.

The Archives Portal Europe is a venture in active cooperation of archives in Europe for creating an infrastructure for cross boarder research and investigation of descriptive information. It is initiated and supported by the European Board of National Archivists. The meeting is intended to encourage reflections on new developments and their impacts for the activities of the APEx-project.

The meeting's agenda can already be downloaded in German here and in English here. The meeting is open to all archivists.

Register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 11 November 2013!

Welcome Slovakia to the Archives Portal Europe

We are happy to announce that we have now added a new country to the Archives Portal Europe: Slovakia!


The Archives Portal Europe in Bulgaria


This October the Bulgarian Archives State Agency dedicated itself dynamically to introducing the Archives Portal Europe to 27 archival institutions, libraries and high schools.

Here's a first impression:



23-24 November 2013: The APE @ ICA annual conference in Brussels (BE)

The Technical Coordinator and Work Package 2 Leader Kerstin Arnold (German Federal Archives) and Work Package 4 Leader Susanne Waidmann (German Federal Archives) will talk about The Archives Portal Europe – how collaboration grants new perspectives on archival content, standardisation and ways to explore today’s online challenges on Sunday, 24 November 2013 at 11 am in Session 4, Parallel 3.

Furthermore, the APEx project will provide an information booth during the whole conference. There the conference participants will have the chance to get some general as well as distinct information on the APEx project and the Archives Portal Europe. More than that, the participants are more than welcome to bring their own data in order to test out a trial ingestion.  

ICA Brussels 2013


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