International Archives Day 2012

It’s coming!

International Archives Day will be held worldwide on June 9, 2012. Archives around the world will use the day to raise awareness of the role that archives and their staff play in preserving the memory of their culture.

A good example of this occurred at the National Archives Solomon Islands in 2011. Archives Director, Julian Choningolo, sums up the essence of archives by stating,

Archives are extremely important because they preserve our nation’s experiences, spirit, inspirations and visions for our future generations.

The International Council of Archives’ Website provides background on International Archives Day and how it can make a difference. Click here to read the page.

It will be interesting to see if more Pacific Islands Archives participate this year. If we get their stories, we will definitely post them.

About islandculturearchivalsupport

Island Culture Archival Support (ICAS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of records pertaining to the cultural identity of island peoples in Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia whose national and public archives, libraries, cultural centers, and business organizations are underprivileged, underfunded, and understaffed. The specific purpose for which this nonprofit corporation was formed is to support the needs of these South Pacific cultural heritage institutions by helping to preserve and make accessible records created for business, accountability or cultural purposes. The organization will endeavor to add value by providing resources or volunteers to advise, train, and work among island residents to support their efforts in building their future and preserving their collective memory through the use of modern archival techniques.
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