Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. The first archive and file clerks conference on the theme
of “New Revival – Digital Archive” was held yesterday at the
Government Palace under the auspices of the President of Mongolia, U.

U. Khurelsukh pointed out in his opening remarks that preserving the original
material of the archivists who have inherited the memory of the Mongolian state
for 800 years had a beginning source that dated back to the time of Emperor
Chinggis Kha
an. He continued
emphasizing that modern archives and record-keeping have been handed down since
the People’s Revolution in 1921.

further said, “In the past, the legal setting and entire system of
archiving and records filing were formed, and now we have reached the era of
digital archives due to the active initiative and practical participation of
generations of archivists. Therefore, the conference will be held regularly
every 4 years to stimulate archivists’ activities.

following issues should be paid special attention to accelerate the sector’s
development. Herein:

First, special attention should be paid to searching and
locating national historical documents stored in foreign countries, bringing
them back to the country, and restoring them.

Second, to study introducing the good practices of other
countries with modern technology and innovation, to bring archive activities to
the digital level, and to carry the heritage and documents stored in archives
into social, economic, and research circulation.

Third, to enrich the archives with a new treasury to preserve
historical events, voices of historical people, and documents.

Fourth, it is necessary to consider having training for
archivists, gradually increasing their salaries, and improving their knowledge
of foreign and source languages. In addition to the importance of government
policy, we need your active participation and innovation.

More than 500 employees participated in the conference which
aimed to modify past lessons and future archives and record-keeping activities.