The Servei d'Arxius de Ciència: scientific archives in Catalonia
After listening this morning to reports about the archives at CERN and SLAC, and earlier this afternoon about Brazilian
developments, I should emphasize that it is a modest, local and recent initiative. Given that it was inspired by existing
scientific archives units, I am not going to dwell on our common interest in preserving and making known contemporary science
archives, but will rather focus on what I take to be the distinctive features of our Servei. I hope that what I have to
say may prove helpful to those who, like ourselves, are new to this game, but may also be
of interest to experienced participants in this meeting caring for international cooperation in our field.
Spain's new Scientific Archives Service: Building on the Catalan "Servei d'Arxius de Ciència"
I'd like to begin by explaining the development situation of our project and the changes that
have occurred in the last few months. Due to the political situation in our state, one state
with various nations inside, different science and archive cultures and, above all, the two public sponsors etc.