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The valorization of archives from the First World War at the State Archives Pierre-Alain.Tallier@arch.be.

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The valorization of archives from the First World War at the State Archives Pierre-Alain.Tallier@arch.be I. Introduction I. Introduction The valorization of archives from…

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The valorization of archives from the First World War at the State Archives Pierre-Alain.Tallier@arch.be I. Introduction I. Introduction The valorization of archives from WW I â⺠A real opportunity, given the great public and scientific interest â⺠Specifics of « the Belgian case » (enrichening our common history) II. What concerns us? III. The accomplishments of the State Archives (1) Important steps were taken to ensure the opening to research (200 inventories published during the last couple of years) III. The accomplishments of the State Archives (2) Editing of a Source guide on the First World War in Belgium III. The accomplishments of the State Archives (3) A permanent enrichment of our thematic library on the First World War (online catalogue of over 30.000 titles accessible via www.arch.be) III. The accomplishments of the State Archives (4) Assuring the development and visibility of our series entitled « Studies on World War One » launched in 2001 (18 n°) III. The accomplishments of the State Archives (5) Assuring the awareness of our global policy IV. Strenghts and weaknesses (1) + Coordinated and voluntaristic policy + Unmistakable expertise amongst the personnel + Concrete results + Unavoidable actor IV. Strenghts and weaknesses (2) - Dissapearance of a number of archival fonds - Fierce competition - Lack of human and financial ressources - Lack of visibility V. Menaces ⦠The future of the Belgian Federal State ⦠V. Menaces VI. Upcoming challenges Retaining our expertise Conducting a policy of conservation Continuing to interest the wider public Finding financial means Development of partnerships VII. Conclusion and ways to collaborate A favourable balance An experience bearing repetition ⦠Installment of a European portal « First World War » by the archive services