The UNESCO Memory of the World program seeks to raise awareness of documentary
heritage, ensure its preservation and increase access to it. Yet in 1997 the International
Council on Archives expressed reservations about the program. In seminars in
Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth in 2005-06 about the Australian
Register, participants raised questions about the assessment of ‘significance’: how does
it relate to ‘evidential value’? Is entry on the register ‘incompatible with...[Show more]
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