With more than 10 years of experience in archive, SAVIS is one of only two delegates from Vietnam to be invited to attend the Conférence Internationale Supérieure d’archives (CISA ) took place in October 2018 in Paris, France.

The Conférence Internationale Supérieure d’archives (CISA) is directed at senior Archives staff as well as experienced professionals in other fields such as: project managers, service managers, archivists-experts, teacher-researchers and others concerned with archiving.

The seminar aims to involve participants inn case studies that will foster collective thinking, enable the discussion of cross-cultural experiences and sharing best practices from different countries and different types of archiving.

The debates will focus, in particular, on archives in the digital ecosystem. They will allow reflection on issues related to digital forms (collection, evaluation, sustainability of digital information, issues related to the re-use of public data, and the implications for changes in trades and professional training).

At the event, Mr. Hoang Nguyen Van – CEO of SAVIS presented challenges for digital archives in Vietnam as a case study to discuss with other experts. According to Mr. Van, the biggest challenge of Vietnam is that  the archive appears to be under a loose legal framework. Specifically, there are no standards for synchronizing electronic input material management systems, digital signatures, metadata and so on. This leads to the fact that most of surveyed units have not been able to make and manage electronic records.

To solve similar problems, many countries in the world have adopted standards for digital archives such as: ISO 19005-1 Document Management – Electronic document file format for long term preservation – Use of PDF/A-1, PDF/A-2, PDF/A-3; ISO 14721:2012 – OAIS (Open Archival Information System) Reference Model; ISO 16363: 2012 Space data and information transfer systems – Audit and certification of trustworthy digital repositories; ISO 23081-1:2017 Information and documentation – Records management processes – Metadata for records; or eIDAS – an EU regulation on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the European Single Market.

Following the global trends, SAVIS offers Digital Preservation Management and e-Archive solution based on the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) and in accordance with ISO 14721: 2012, recommended by national archives of the United States, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and other developed countries.

Being honored as a typical product of IT industry in Vietnam in the ceremony of announcing and awarding the Sao Khue titles , SAVIS Digital Preservation Management and e-Archive solution will solve the problem of big data storage of agencies and organizations; to optimize resources for the construction, deployment and operation of data processing systems; to support the investment in IT application efficiency and reduce risks that may arise in archiving.