Followanarchive and AskArchivists usually take the lead in the yearly International Archives Day:
Let’s celebrate June 9
International Archives Day 2016 #IAD16 is coming up! Like every year Ask Archivists and Follow An Archive organize a celebration event on Twitter.
With the celebration event we join the June 9 theme ‘Archives, Harmony and Friendship‘ of the International Council on Archives (ICA).
The theme of the annual Twitter event will be #archivesrock. It’s about music in archives.
There’ s a great conversation going on on Twitter:
What are you sharing?
Send me your Archive Twitter handles?
I am also posting for SABC Radio Archives and IASA (International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives on Twitter.
The day will focus on democracy specifically, but also on the great work that Archives are doing!
Read more here: Follow an Archive
International Council on Archives
A reel tape being rewind from the SABC Radio Archives.
International Archives Day 2014 was moved to June 10 because of clashes with public holidays. The focus is on World War 1 today, and the treasures we have in the archives.
The SABC Radio Archives has a couple of audio material about WW 1 and one of the treasures was captured on Vine.
The International Archives day is celebrated annually on 9 June.
There is a call to send a photo of archives, celebrating the treasures of archives, on that day.
“Help us celebrate International Archives Day on 9th June 2014, by sending us a copy of an archive image linked to the locality in which you work. The image will be uploaded onto a site specially developed by the International Council on Archives’ local, municipal and territorial group of archivists. The site (http://www.internationalarchivesday.org/ ) will go live on 9th June.
To participate, please send a jpeg image of your document to Mies Langelaar in Rotterdam, at the following address: Langelaar M. (Mies), m.langelaar@Rotterdam.nl.
You should also add two sentences: one describing the document you have selected and another one containing a message to the international archival community. We would also be grateful if you could pass this message on to other archivists in your country.
We look forward to sharing your treasures with colleagues around the world.”