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)
CountryAustralia
Period05/09/1008/09/10

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    McCausland, S. (2010). Safeguarding Access: Community Expectations and Access to Online and Local Sources. In M. Hoy (Ed.), InForum 2010: Information continuity: Safeguarding business and community identity (pp. 16). RMAA.