June 9th is International Archives Day, a day to celebrate and support archives, and get to know a little more about what they do.
Follow the #archday12 on Twitter for tweets from archives around the world, and insights into some of the unique collections held in archives. International Archives Day is all about raising awareness of the importance of records and archives, and why we need to preserve and provide access to them.
It looks like a fantastic range of archives will be participating in the day, including the Bodleian Libraries, who will be showcasing some gems from their collections today and tomorrow. From just a quick perusal of the #archday12 tagged tweets, I see the Parliament Archives will also be tweeting for International Archives Day, as well as the British Postal Museum & Archive, and of course many more varied archives from around the world!
So follow the action to see why archives are awesome!