Did you know that today is International Archives Day?
This is the 2nd International Archives Day ever held and 9th June was chosen because the International Council on Archives (ICA) was founded on 9th June 1948. Last year was the First International Archives Day, coinciding with the 60th Anniversary of ICA.
For more information about this and the history of ICA, go to the Unesco Archives website.
One of our contributors, Glasgow University Archive Services, is celebrating International Archives Day by launching an online resource highlighting the international scope and reputation of Glasgow University and its archive collections.
The exhibition, searchable by region, will demonstrate the involvement of Scottish businesses on the development of the world economy and the influence that University of Glasgow and staff and students have had on the development of education around the world and on the history of many countries.
To go to the resource please see the following link: http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/archives/collections/internationalarchiveday/
If you are interested in international archives you could try the following websites and blogs:
ArchiveGrid: A subscription site where you can find historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world.
European Archive: A freely available digital library of archives, with an emphasis on audio-visual materials.
MICHAEL UK: MICHAEL aims to provide simple and quick access to the digital collections of museums, libraries and archives from different European countries.
Unesco Archives Portal: a gateway to international archive collection websites
OCLC WorldCat (Manuscript materials): nearly 1.5 million catalogue records describing archival and manuscript collections and individual manuscripts in public, college and university, and special libraries located throughout North America and around the world.
Archiefforum.be: An online community which aims to support students and young archivists in their studies and profession by peer help and advise. (Flemish language)
ArchivesBlogs: a US blog which is a syndicated collection of blogs by and for archivists.
@rchivista: Spanish language blog written by Paco Fern