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Archives Outside - For people who love, use and manage archives

Register your support for the Universal Declaration on Archives


The Universal Declaration on Archives is a statement about the relevance and importance of archives to the general public; it is an articulation of the specific connections between records and archives and good governance, basic human rights and entitlements, cultural and community identity, history and heritage. It details the unique characteristics of archives and their management requirements to ensure ongoing access for as long as they are needed.

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  • Iain Stuart says:

    On the other hand the less archival material survives the more important archaeology is!! (LOL)

    It is interesting though that archaeologist are increasing looking at areas of land containing archaeological remains as archive. Rather than dig these areas up it is argued it would be better to retain them for the future.

    September 3, 2012 at 7:08 pm
  • Rhonda Cetta-Hoye says:

    We are so fortunate to have information at our fingertips.
    Congratulations and thank you.

    September 4, 2012 at 5:47 pm
  • Fiona Sullivan says:

    That is interesting @IainStuart, archaeologists are “preserving original order”. I guess with technology a lot can be studied without the site being disturbed plus its much harder to loot a buried site.

    Thanks for your support @RhondaCetta-Hoye :-)

    September 5, 2012 at 9:04 am
  • Iain Stuart says:

    Yes we archaeologists re big on preserving or at least recording the original order of strata so we should at least understand why archival documents should be preserved in order. You can apply and archaeological methodology to documents such as Parish plans were there is an original document which people had “Charted” i.e. written notes all over, you can try and work out the order and rough date of the notes.

    There is allot more information an archival document than the words!

    September 5, 2012 at 4:34 pm
  • Fiona Sullivan says:

    “There is allot more information an archival document than the words!”

    So true. This is something we have been talking about quite a bit behind the scenes lately. i.e. The importance of preserving those archives that are “born physical”, for want of a better phrase, as objects and not just capturing it’s text via a digitisation process.

    September 6, 2012 at 8:35 am