Archives State Agency of Bulgaria is one of the Bulgarian institutions
responsible for the aqusition, storage, preservation
and use of documents. At the same time our archive has to face the
challenges of the present dealing with issues like to keep traditional
audience from one side and attract new users from another.
In 2012 the new archival platform – „Archives are speaking“ was created. The idea was to share the most
interesting documents in internet and attract the public interest in our
activities. As a former communist country it was well estimated that topic
related to the former Communist party will enjoy the constant interest
among journalists, historians, archivists, politics and even the general
public. We went further and created a site on the “Protocols of Politburo
(Political Bureau) of the Central Committee of the Bulgarian Communist
Party” kept at the national archives.
Our second site on the same archival platform was “Military officers
died in the Balkan Wars 1912-1913”.
Its creation was provoked by the 100th anniversary of the
beginning of the first Balkan War.
Next site on the same archival platform was “Police
files of important public figures before 1944”. Once preserved at
the Ministry of Interior, now the police files of important public figures
were on-line and attracted the public interest.
The site “The Saving of the Bulgarian Jews” attracted the
international audience and was released on the same platform as well.
The newest site “Photoarchives.BG” gave
opportunity to the users to contact us and change archival descriptions. For
the first time we offered the opportunity to inquire a copy of a record
International projects – APE net and APEx .