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Public Document Management Modernization, Haiti National Archives (ANH)

Haiti's Ministry of Planning hosted the 15th Thursdays of the Public Governance Conference on May 12, 2013. This year's theme, "Public Management and Good Governance: Modernization of Public-Document Management" dealt with updating Haiti's antiquated system of document management.

Content Management Specialist, Maude Doyon, was the main presenter. She emphasized the necessity of archiving public records, and providing a regulatory and legal framework to manage storage and retrieval of them. The purpose of the archive, she explained, would be sharing of archival material accessed through a content management system (CMS) from a central repository.

Document Archivist and Director of Haiti National Archives (HNA), Jean Bélizaire, spoke next. He gave an overview of Haiti's archival system and said the 2010 earthquake had worsened an already out-of-date manual archival system, which lacks inter-departmental uniformity.

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