Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Island Culture Archival Support

  • San Marcos, CA
  • http://www.islandarchives.org

Mission Statement

Island Culture Archival Support (ICAS) is an international 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the archival preservation of cultural identity and memory belonging to national and public archives, libraries, cultural centers, organizations and institutions of the South Pacific countries of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia who are underprivileged, underfunded and understaffed. The specific purposes for which this nonprofit corporation was formed are to support national, university and private archives of the South Pacific Island countries and help preserve records created for business, accountability or cultural purposes. The organization will make every effort to bring the locals into the decision-making process, and will not impose individual views or processes on local people. However, the organization will endeavor to add value by advising, encouraging and working with local people to support their efforts in building their future and preserving their past.

Service Areas

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International

South Pacific Region of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia

ruling year

2008

Principal Officer

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Mr. Brandon Oswald

Keywords

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nonprofit, non-profit, non profit, south pacific, archives, melanesia, micronesia, polynesia

Also Known As

ICAS

EIN

26-2291223

 Number

0947764874

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Single Organization Support (Q11)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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For details of our accomplishments please see our "ICAS Projects" page on the Web site: http://www.islandarchives.org/projects.html

Programs

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Program 1

If you lack staff, time or resources, then ICAS is for you, as we provide a voluntary service. ICAS provides voluntary assistance to archivist, librarian or head of an organization in Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia and in need of archival help to organize, preserve, and provide easy access to archival material. After initial contact, we discuss needs, set up arrival date, length of service and appropriate archival supplies. Types of archival services include: -appraisal collaboration -processing- arranging and describing -finding aids -preservation and conservation needs -digitization -outreach/Web site collaboration training -disaster aid and management

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Service Areas

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International

South Pacific Region of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia

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Operations

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Island Culture Archival Support

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Brandon Oswald

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Cultural heritage is our passion, and to serve the
twenty-two countries of the South Pacific region we need to offer voluntary
help in every aspect of the archival profession. We take great pride in providing aid in areas such
appraising records. This is a very difficult act of deciding what to keep and
what not to keewe help in the processing of records by arranging and
describing them so that access to them can be easier. Preserving records is
where we like to get our hands dirty, and in many cultural institution this is
not just a figure of speech, as it is very common to find dirty, moldy, and
insect ridden documents. We are also available to advise on topics such as
Records Management that is extremely important, especially in government
archives where the records from the many governmental departments (or
ministries) need to be managed in an efficient and systematic manner. Finally,
digitization of records is the future of cultural heritage institutions. Among
many things, it focuses on making records accessible to interested people
throughout the world that have an available computer at their fingertips. Many
cultural organizations of the South Pacific countries are not quite ready for
this current way of disseminating information, however ICAS wants to be there
to guide them with this transition by providing practical knowledge, experience
and training. 

Writing policies that
promote good governance in the care and access of their records typifies one
our specialties. Without policies, the staff will flounder and make decisions
that can be harmful to the integrity of their records. This also includes Disaster Management Planning. The South Pacific is a very
volatile place prone to natural disasters. The preparation to safe keep lives and records is at the forefront of our mission."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jasper Webb

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BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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