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Collecting Canberra: issues in collecting the documentary heritage of Canberra

Shapley, Maggie

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At least twenty cultural institutions located in Canberra accept archives into their collections. "Collecting Canberra" involves a complex web of legislative responsibilities and institutional collecting policies which overlap and evolve. Where the archives of particular Canberra people or organisations might be found depends on when those archives became available for collection, the prevailing policies at the time, and the judgement, if not the whim, of individuals. It is not uncommon for...[Show more]; At least twenty cultural institutions located in Canberra accept archives into their collections. ‘Collecting Canberra’ involves a complex web of legislative responsibilities and institutional collecting policies which overlap and evolve. Where the archives of particular Canberra people or organisations might be found depends on when those archives became available for collection, the prevailing policies at the time, and the judgement, if not the whim, of individuals. It is not uncommon...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013-09
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/12287

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