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.