January 23, 2022

National Archives of Australia Director-General David Fricker Now President of International Council on Archives

From the Sydney Morning News Herald:

National Archives of Australia director-general David Fricker has become the president of the Paris-based International Council on Archives.

He started his four-year term on Thursday.


Mr Fricker, in Paris on Thursday, released a statement saying information was the economic resource of the 21st century.

“The vast amount of information that we humans now make, keep, find and use, is what differentiates this century from other periods of our history,” he said.

“Information, and our control over it, defines the ability of governments to work with transparency, integrity and security.

Read the Full Text of Fricker’s Statement

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.