Safeguarding Access: Community Expectations and Access to Online and Local Sources

Sigrid McCausland

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    Abstract

    The announcement on 13 November 2009 by the National Archives of Australia (NAA) that it intended to close its offices in Adelaide, Darwin and Hobart provoked an outcry. An informal alliance emerged to protest against the foreshadowed withdrawal of services provided by the NAA for decades. Australians from diverse communities wanted the NAA to retain its presence across the country. They did not accept that the provision of digital access is a universal solution. Looking beyond this particular case, this paper explores the relationship between citizens and government archives and community expectations that archives and records will continue to provide 'traditional' services to agencies and the public
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInForum 2010
    Subtitle of host publicationInformation continuity: Safeguarding business and community identity
    EditorsMarian Hoy
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    PublisherRMAA
    Pages16
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventConference of the Records Management Association of Australasia (RMAA) - Gold Coast Convention Centre, Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia
    Duration: 05 Sep 201008 Sep 2010

    Conference

    ConferenceConference of the Records Management Association of Australasia (RMAA)
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Period05/09/1008/09/10

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