June 9th – International Archives Day

Issues finding your documents? Keep calm – the 9th June is International Archives Day! 

International Archives Day aims to raise awareness amongst organisations regarding the importance of archiving media, classifying different types of documents, and managing retention periods.

This day is also an opportunity to thank all the people who are committed to easing our research and information exchanges like Mister Archive and Miss Digital.

What does “archives” mean?

Archives/records include information of different types, age or support that are produced by organisations as part of their activity. Archives must be maintained by organisations but also by people as evidence and trace in case of control or dispute. They may also contribute to the future decisions of an entity through data analytics. Therefore, proper preservation of records is required.

Labgroup can help organisations with the implementation of an archiving policy that will lead to creating retention rules; to better manage information lifecycle but also to protecting personal data.

You don’t know how to implement an archiving policy?

Don’t worry, Labgroup assists organisations in the development of an adapted archiving policy by providing advisory services. As being members of the Labgroup team, Mister Archive and Miss Digital are willing to help your organisation thanks to their magical expertise and deep experience in the field of document and data management.

With the help of Mister Archive, your organisation will achieve to create and implement an archiving policy, while new content and records management tools will optimise and centralise information management, thanks to Miss Digital.


Labgroup offers, according to the needs of its customers, archival consulting services that result in various missions regarding:

  • Training  -> implement user awareness and change management
  • Organisation and governance -> organise the searching and display of procedures
  • Document workflow management -> manage the access and authenticity -> optimise the information’s circulation
  • Hybrid records management, paper and electronic -> secure archiving, management and destruction processes
  • Indexation and archival description  -> describe archives and funds according to archival   standards
  • Valorisation and preservation -> assure long-term preservation both paper and electronic -> ensure the transparency and confidentiality

Labgroup has the power to simplify and strengthen information governance thanks to the Arcateg™ Records Categorisation Method that accelerates information management rules development and their implementation.

Organisations can take advantage of the Arcateg™ methodology according to several specific objectives such as quality and completeness of the retention rules, mapping of personal data, and/or compliance with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in force from May 25th, 2018).


Need help with your documents/data management? Contact us now and benefit from a special consultancy offer to celebrate this special day

1 day/consultant to implement an existing assessment report!

Send an e-mail to marketing@labgroup.com to schedule your appointment


Lab Gibraltar is proud to support the “Sierra Leone Marathon”.

Lab Gibraltar is proud to support the “Sierra Leone Marathon”.


We were proud to contribute again to this year’s Sierra Leone Marathon in Makeny by supporting Phil Langley, Associate Director, Ibex Insurance Services, (www.everydayhero.co.uk/phil-langley) who raises money for a good cause called “Street Child”!

The Sierra Leone Marathon is the unique international marathon during which runners are united with one common goal: support the projects of the UK charity “Street Child”. The “Everydayheroes”, like Phil Langley, had the opportunity to visit, meet and draw inspiration from the very children and families they have been fundraising for – some of the most vulnerable children in the world.

“Street Child” believes that every child has a right to a safe home and an education. The organisation works in some of the poorest areas in the world and tries to give a chance to every child -a chance to go to school and learn – to offer them a better future. Since 2008, they have already helped over 100,000 children to go to school and enabled thousands of families to generate sustainable incomes so that their children can stay in education.

Lab Gibraltar sponsored a price for a raffle, organised by Phil Langley and with the support of Ibex Insurance, offering two weekend passes for the Gibraltar Music Festival.

“In 2014 the Ebola virus epidemic threw Sierra Leone into crisis again. Thousands of children were orphaned and families torn apart. Street Child led the Ebola orphan response, helping over 12,000 children impacted by the epidemic and we continue to support children who are still struggling.”

Further information about this project on www.street-child.co.uk.