Enric Cobo Barri was born in Barcelona. His education includes a degree in Geography and History from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), specializing in Modern and Contemporary History. He completed the graduate program in Archival Studies and Records Management at the Escola Superior d’Arxivística i Gestió de Documents de Catalunya (UAB) and the graduate program in Digital Records Management at the same school. He holds a Master’s degree in Digital Records from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a Master’s degree in Records Management, Transparency and Information Access from the UAB.
Professionally, he began his career working with the Catalan National Archives and he’s been an archivist for the Department of Territorial Policy and Public Works (2000-2007) and Head of the General Archive Coordination Service at the Department of Culture (2007-2019). At this last role, among other things, he worked on coordinating the Catalonia Archives System and the Regional Archives Networks and on creating policies regarding digitizing, being careful to comply with rules and laws established by the Catalan Archives System and monitoring the Archives Action Plan. He’s currently the Head of the Coordination Service of the Regional Archives Networks at the Department of Culture. He has also worked with the Escola Superior d’Arxivística i Gestió de Documents de Catalunya (UAB), the Escola d’Administració Pública de Catalunya and the Simón Bolívar Andean University in Quito, among others. He’s a member on the Impulse Committee for the National Photography Plan, on the Joint Coordination Committee on Cultural Heritage between the Generalitat and the Church in Catalonia and member of the Ramon Muntaner Institute (2014-2019), which helps to support and disseminate research and cultural projects from Catalan-speaking schools and institutes. When it comes to archiving policies, he coordinates different work groups related to the preservation, processing and dissemination of documentary heritage and supports governments in creating policies on records management, digital preservation and electronic administrations. Regarding sports archives, he started the project “Making archives, playing sports”, with the Department of Culture, together with other participants like the Sports Archives Section at the International Council on Archives, regional archives, county archives, municipal archives, etc.
On the international level, he is currently a member of the International Sports Section at the International Council on Archives and he’s worked with sections at the International Council on Archives on architecture and notary archives. (Twitter: @enriccobo)
Presentation of the “Guia de suport als arxius de les entitats i federacions esportives de Catalunya” [Support guide for the archives of sports organizations and federations in Catalonia]
The Guia de suport als arxius de les entitats i federacions esportives de Catalunya is designed to be a support tool for sports clubs and federations so that the document collections in this sector receive a basic initial processing that is as complete as possible by the staff responsible for this work or who take an active role in their organization and management. By doing this, they can avoid losing documents and/or information, considering the majority of these organizations are small or medium-sized and non-profit. By no means is this protocol a substitute for the work done by a professional archivist. In other words, this guide is intended to be a reference for professionals and sports entities that allows them to outline a coordinated process for processing documentary archives, to ensure their conservation and to provide them with the basic steps for managing collections of documents and records.