National Archives

Authored by: Helen Forde

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ELIS4-120044542

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Abstract

The scope of this entry covers the development of national archives from antiquity to the present day, charting the changes in the understanding of what constitutes a national archive and the differences between countries throughout the world. It looks at the different positions of national archives within governments, at their varying responsibilities, the scope of their holdings, and the activities which they undertake.

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