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Accessing records: public access to private collections

Shapley, Maggie

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"These extracts show just how private archives can be: some are written for an audience of one – private comments by the author about their own actions or about other people – and some written to be shared with only one other person, the recipient of the letter ... But without public access to private information (after a lapse of time) there is much about our society that would forever remain unknown ..."

dc.contributor.authorShapley, Maggie
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T23:50:55Z
dc.date.available2012-01-11T23:50:55Z
dc.identifier.issn1326-768X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/8859
dc.description.abstract"These extracts show just how private archives can be: some are written for an audience of one – private comments by the author about their own actions or about other people – and some written to be shared with only one other person, the recipient of the letter ... But without public access to private information (after a lapse of time) there is much about our society that would forever remain unknown ..."
dc.format8 pages
dc.publisherAustralian Society of Archivists
dc.rightsAuthor owns the copyright and has given permission for the article to be archived and made publicly available - author's email dated 16/11/11
dc.sourceLimited Addition, vol. 22 (2006): 2-9
dc.titleAccessing records: public access to private collections
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesLimited Addition is the newsletter of the A.S.A. Collecting Archives Special Interest Group. Paper presented at the RMAA Information Awareness Month Seminar ‘Personal records: Mind your own business’, Sydney, 9 May 2006
dc.date.issued2006
local.type.statusAccepted Version
local.contributor.affiliationShapley, Maggie, ANU, Scholarly Information Services and University Librarian, Acting Director
local.contributor.affiliationShapley, Maggie, ANU, University Archivist
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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