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Abu Dhabi, UAE ─ October, 2023

In continuation of the company’s pursuit of accelerating Digital Transformation across the cultural sectors, Naseej, the Middle East’s leading provider of Knowledge Management Solutions, marked its presence at the International Council on Archives (ICA) Abu Dhabi Congress, with a presentation on “The Role of Information and Records Governance in Conserving National Collective Memory: Applications on Arab National Archives.”

Naseej participated in ICA Abu Dhabi Congress 2023 which was held from October 9th to 13th, 2023, under the slogan “Enriching Knowledge Societies” presenting in-depth research conducted by Dr. Mahmoud Masrawa, a Knowledge Solutions Expert. The ICA Abu Dhabi Congress 2023, which was hosted by National Library and Archives, represented an opportunity for the global archives profession to share innovative ideas and research, and for colleagues from allied and other professions to engage in discussions during this significant gathering.

Naseej’s presentation at the conference focused on 5 key themes: Problem of the Digital Environment in National Archives (New Approaches to Tackling the Digital Environment and Managing Electronic and Printed Documents); National Archives Between the Historical Aim and the Administrative Aim, and the Impact of the “Three Ages Theory” on the Philosophy of Modern Archival Science; The Need to Create New Frameworks for Tackling the Digital Environment in National Archives; Developing a Proposal for the Information and Records Governance Framework in National Archives; Practical Application of the Proposed Information and Records Governance Framework on Arab National Archives.

In this thorough presentation, Naseej shared the latest trends in the field of Archives and Document Management, namely the Information and Records Governance Framework ─ the new approach that is currently being adopted by all organizations (public, private, large, and small) to control the numerous and different forms and types of an organization’s institutional memory (whether it is digitally produced or transformed into digital or available in paper form or in any other form), which will, in turn, be reflected on the nation’s memory.

Naseej was also keen to keep up with the currently rising trends in the region, in addition to keeping abreast of government agencies’ current pursuit of creating practical frameworks and solid practices to control data and information (whether internally produced or received externally). This reflects Naseej’s full awareness of the need for enterprises and government agencies to comply with the evidence, criteria, and policies developed by a variety of Saudi agencies, especially the Saudi Authority for Data and Artificial Intelligence, in this regard in addition to showing Naseej’s conviction that this field represents a highly promising market in the region.

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