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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]

dc.contributor.authorShapley, Maggie
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T04:19:56Z
dc.date.available2014-11-17T04:19:56Z
dc.identifier.citationShapley, M. (September 2013). Collecting Canberra: issues in collecting the documentary heritage of Canberra. Paper presented at ‘Shaping Canberra: The Lived Experience of Place, Home and Capital’ conference, Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University: Canberra, ACT.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/12287
dc.description.abstractAt 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 Canberra people with "many hats" to be represented in a number of archives as a result of their multi-faceted roles and the overlapping collecting policies of institutions, but of more concern are the gaps between those collecting policies.
dc.description.abstractAt 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 Canberra people with ‘many hats’ to be represented in a number of archives as a result of their multi-faceted roles and the overlapping collecting policies of institutions, but of more concern are the gaps between those collecting policies.
dc.format5 pages
dc.subjectarchives
dc.subjectCanberra
dc.subjectAustralian Capital Territory
dc.titleCollecting Canberra: issues in collecting the documentary heritage of Canberra
dc.typeConference paper
local.description.notesPaper presented at "Shaping Canberra: The Lived Experience of Place, Home and Capital" conference, Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, September 2013
dc.date.issued2013-09
local.type.statusPublished version
local.contributor.affiliationShapley, Maggie, University Archivist, The Australian National University
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
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