Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Save archives on International Archives Day 2013 - 9 June #savearchives
Archives are struggling for survival; to keep on demonstrating their worth in today's tight economy.
Not all archives are surviving and thriving, and they need support to keep on preserving the world's heritage records.
International Archives Day is coming up on 9 June with an initiative to promote a Googledoodle for that day.
The Askarchivists and Followanarchive initiatives are spearheading the Googledoodle campaign, but are also concentrating on focusing on archives that need saving.
The City Archives of Cologne in Germany is being used as an example of archives that are in dire need of support after the building collapsed in March 2009.
International Archives Day will be dedicated to archives in need
They are asking that we promote archives on 9 June with the hashtag #savearchives
Hopefully our attention and support can help #savearchives!
Blog post by Karen du Toit (karentoittoit), Archivist at the SABC Radio Archives (SABCRadioArc).