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The good Archivist

TitelThe good Archivist
PublicatietypeWeb artikel
AuteursValderhaug, G.
Type of MediumWeblog Depotdrengen

On power and powerlessness documenting personal rights


"The archivist’s role in the documentation of personal rights is to be an archivist. It is not our job to pretend to be lawyers or social workers. It is not for us to decide whether the documentation we are able to find will be sufficient to get reparation or not. It is neither our role to engage in client counseling. We cannot grant people justice. But we can use our knowledge to locate whatever documentation there is to be found, so that the individuals may have their cases tried at the proper authorities. Our role, then, is to supply documentation and put this into the societal and administrative context. And this role is indeed difficult and challenging.  "

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