From Monday 7 to Friday 11 June 2021, the International Council on Archives ICA, will celebrate the third International Archives Week IAW2021 focusing on the theme ‚Empowering Archives‘
. ICA invites archival and records management professionals and organizations to join for virtual conversations on the topic of empowering archives.
With this call, Wikimedia Switzerland, Austria, Germany and the Association of Swiss Archivists VSA-AAS want to give an impulse to support this initiative, despite the actual circumstances. In consulting the geographical map linked below, you will immediately see, that there is a lot to catch up regarding Wikimedia content on archives in the respective countries.
We thank all the volunteers and authors engaging in our projects and we hope you will continue to make a contribution to free archival knowledge by adding and completing the free encyclopedia Wikipedia and the Wikimedia sister projects on topics related to the theme of International Archives Week 2021 ‚EmpoweringArchives‘
. In keeping with the International Archives Week and this year's focus, we invite you to help us completing and improving the presence of archives on Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata.
Thank you for participating!
An initiative by Wikimedia Switzerland, Germany, Austria and the Association of Swiss Archivists