International Archives Day today – how will you celebrate? #IAD16 #ArchivesRock

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.

Tomorrow is International Archives Day – 9 June – #IAD15

The day will focus on democracy specifically, but also on the great work that Archives are doing!

Read more here: Follow an Archive

Ask Archivists

International Council on Archives 

A reel tape being rewind from the SABC Radio Archives.

Reel tape rewind in #slomo #archives #reels #audio

A video posted by Karen Du Toit (@karentoittoit) on Jun 5, 2015 at 11:00am PDT

Join archives on Twitter on 10 June 2014 in sharing World War 1 treasures #WW1archives #blogjune



Reblogged from:

SABC Media Libraries: Join archives in search of World War 1 material on 10 June 2014…: #WW1archives @followanarchive @askanarchivists The yearly International Archives Day are celebrated on 9 June, but because it falls on public holidays, the Twitter event has been moved to 10 June.


Picture taken from Ask Archivists/Follow an Archive blogs:
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Call to Archives – International Archives Day on 9 June 2014 #blogjune




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 ( ) 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),

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.”


Photo: #Archiveshelfie

International Archives Day 2013 celebrating the uniqueness of the world’s heritage


I compiled a Storify of International Archives Day this year.

Unfortunately the Googledoodle was not picked up for today, but archives had a good show on the Twitter-sphere today!

[View the story “International Archives Day 2013” on Storify]

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The world of an archivist in radio archives

Focus on archives for International Archives day #savearchives

The world of an archivist in radio archives

For International Archives Day on Sunday, 9 June 2013.
There is a promotion going on on social media to promote a Goodledoodle for International Archives Day, something that has never been done before.

The focus is on archives for 9 June for International Archives Day as well, with the hashtag #savearchives.


I love being an archivist, and get totally lyrical about finding an interview with an important (or  even not so important) person in history: or that “lost” programme; or listening to material from the previous century…

We have sound material in our archives that spans more than a century, from the end of the previous previous century, the 1800s.

How cool is that!


I found this blog post I did three years back for the SABC Media Libraries‘ blog about the daily challenges of a sound archivist.

The daily frustrations or challenges of an archivist are things like unmarked and undated archive material that needs to be catalogued, classified and preserved!

I would like to share the blog post here:  READ HERE


I also updated my Pinterest Board yesterday about Archives, just in time for International Archives Day 2013.

Please give me a shout-out if you have something interesting to add!

Pinterest: Archives


Happy International Archives Day on Sunday!


Thumbs crossed for that Googledoodle – use #googledoodle and #savearchives on Twitter, please!