The article “Estonia-Latvia-Russia Archival Cooperation Project “Cross Border E-Archive”: User Aspect” by Prof. Aadu Must addresses the Estonia-Latvia-Russia project “Cross Border E-archive” that has the aim of bringing the mutually interesting historical information into joint use and thereby creating historical and cultural synergy. Project and its potential follow-up activities are analysed on the background of global and regional developments in archival science, user expectations with regard to archives and possibilities for their inclusion with the goal of contributing to positive developments in the field of archival science.
The “Digitalization Handbook for E-Archives” is produced by the non-governmental organization “Ideju Forums” in the frame of the activities carried out in the project “Cross border E-archive”.
On October 9 an exhibition „Riga Polytechnicum. File Nr. RP 1863–1899” was opened in the atrium of a newly renovated building of the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning of the Riga Technical University (RTU) and a public seminar was held jointly by the project „Cross border E-archive” and the Riga Technical University. The audience was introduced to the project, exhibited documents, the history of RTU and the history of higher education in Latvia in the context of scientific and technological progress. The event took place in the framework of European Cooperation Day.
Workshop for project management and steering group meeting was held in the National Archives of Estonia (NAE) in Tartu 18-19 September. During both sessions the current status and progress of the project was reviewed and tasks for each project partner individually for the next working period were discussed. Moreover, after much consideration, all project partners reached a mutual agreement on the future activities timetable.
Participation in the Annual Event of the Programme – Enjoy the Hansa Route through Latvia, Estonia and Russia!
In the 10th and 11th June the Annual Event of the Estonia-Latvia-Russia Cross-Border Cooperation Programme within European Neighbourhood Partnership Instrument 2007-2013 was held in Sigulda with the focus on tourism development as the better promoter of cross-border cooperation. The event was also attended by representatives from the Culture Information Systems Centre that implements one of the projects of the programme – the project “Cross Border E-archive”.