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It's #AskArchivists Day!

Jun 9, 2011 11:15 AM | 0 comments

Were you aware that today is International Archives Day?  On this day in 1948, the International Council on Archives was created by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), charged with the mission to "promote the management and use of records and archives, and the preservation of the archival heritage of humanity around the world."  Today is a day when archives all over the world can toot their respective horns to raise awareness of the myriad of collections they have to offer.  With enough of us tooting, we hope to raise a veritable cacaphony!

But enough about tooting--the way to celebrate International Archives Day this year is by tweeting.  We and more than a hundred other archives across the globe are participating in #AskArchivists Day, and you can too!  Just tweet any questions you have about archives and mark them with the hash tag #AskArchivists, then sit back and watch the answers roll in.  You can ask about how to find genealogical information, ask a specific archive about their collections, or ask an archivist about their job.  Still looking for inspiration?  Check out the twitter fountain below for ideas!