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Monday 06 June ,2016

The National Archives receives a delegation from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development

To view his experience in electronic archiving and correspondence systems

اThe National Archives receives a delegation from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development

The National Archives of the United Arab Emirates received a delegation from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, with the aim of reviewing the activities of the National Archives, its holdings and correspondence systems, and benefiting from its experience in preserving historical documents and archiving them electronically.

The guest delegation praised the holdings of the National Archives, which document important stages of the history and heritage of the UAE, and expressed its desire to cooperate with the National Archives to learn more about the international standards and standards followed in preserving, archiving and electronically preserving historical documents. The National Archives works to preserve the national historical and electronic records. Based on its responsibility towards future generations in electronic systems that are constantly evolving and changing, the guest delegation touched on ways to train employees to use advanced digital systems, and methods of evaluating the authenticity, importance and value of records.

The delegation of the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development discussed the modern systems in the National Archives used to document internal and external correspondence, ways to follow them up, sort them according to their shelf life as current, medium or historical documents, archive them, and ways to destroy them after the end of their shelf life.  

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development delegation, consisting of Khawla Al Kindi, Archives Coordinator, and Hamda Al Riyami, Senior Information Security Officer, toured   In the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Hall, which is a unique addition to the national effort represented in preserving the memory of the homeland, and it is a wide window through which the visitor looks at the ancient history of the United Arab Emirates, and on the journey of establishing the union.

The delegation also visited the presidential archive section, which contains photographs and video films documenting the march of the late - God willing - Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and the activities of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State - may God protect him - locally, regionally, in the Arab world and internationally. In addition to the historical images of senior figures in society in general, which are considered a valuable heritage that must be preserved and passed on to future generations and made available to researchers and scholars.