ADA 2014 successfully finished

The International Summer School ADA 2014 Policies and Practices in Access to Digital Archives: Openness, Trustworthiness and Cost-efficiency was a success. The total of 33 participants and 10 lecturers were present the 5 day long summer school.  ADA 2014 offered all of them a chance to listen to the lectures, work in the break-out sessions, discuss matters in work groups and report results to other participants. There was also an opportunity to discuss plans for the future, network and in the end have fun.

All presentations are available in the Program in detail section.


ADA 2014 lecturers and participants

Rober Parnica’s topic

Robert Parnica, senior reference archivist from Open Society Archives at Central European University, Budapest will be speaking on the topic “The Role of Human Rights Archives in Post-conflict Societies and Transitional Justice – Problems and Limitations”.

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Program of ADA 2014 is available under Program / Program in detail or directly here.

Neil Grindley is a new lecturer

Distinguished lecturer Neil Grindley, Coordinator for the 4C Project and Programme Manager at JISC, will be running a session “The Costs of Curation – Are we on the right track?”.

New lecturer

We have the privilege to announce that Nermina Bogicevic, Senior Archives and Records Assistant at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), The Netherlands decided to join the list of distinguished lecturers of ADA 2014 international summer school.

Round table discussion

During the ADA 2014 summer school there will be a round table discussion. PhD students will have the opportunity to make short presentations (duration 10-15 minutes) of their research ideas. The presentations will be followed by a group discussion. If you want to present your PhD ideas please contact us and send the title of your presentation.

Student accommodation available

We are pleased to inform you that students of the ADA 2014 summer school have the opportunity to book their accommodation at two venues at special prices.

For further information please visit our section Student accommodation.

Welcome to ADA summer school

Welcome to  ADA 2014 Policies and Practices in Access to Digital Archives: Openness, Trustworthiness and Cost-efficiency.

This year’s ADA will be held 30 June – 4 July 2014 in Split, Croatia.


ADA 2014 is co-organized by:

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Information and Communication Sciences
University of Split, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of History


The ADA 2014 summer school will address issues of:

  • trustworthiness and authenticity of digital records
  • trust in e-government services in the context of long-term preservation
  • cost and efficiency of digital workflows
  • open access in archives in the context of major documentation science developments
  • digital preservation related to linked open data
  • open access repositories.

Courses are opened to Croatian and international Master and Ph.D. students, as well as all other professionals that show an active interest or engagement in archives in the current digital environments.


Official language of the ADA 2014 summer school is English.


If you would like to find out more about how to register click here.