|Titel||Principles of Access to Archives|
|Uitgever||International Council on Archives|
Archives are preserved for use by present and future generations. An access service links archives to the public; it provides information for users about the institution and its holdings; it influences whether the public will trust the custodians of archives and the services they provide. Archivists support a culture of openness, but accept restrictions as required by laws and other authorities, ethics, or donor requirements. When restrictions are unavoidable, they must be clear and limited in scope and duration. Archivists encourage responsible parties to formulate clear mandates and consistent rules for access, but in the absence of unambiguous guidelines, archivists provide appropriate access by considering professional ethics, equity and fairness, and legal requirements. Archivists ensure that restrictions are fairly and reasonably applied, prevent unauthorized access to restricted archives, and provide the widest possible use of archives by monitoring restrictions and promptly removing those no longer warranted. Archivists adhere to the Principles of Access to Archives in formulating and implementing access policies.
The principles of access to archives are:
Committee On Best Practices and Standards Working Group on Access
Adopted by the AGM on August 24, 2012
Datum eerste publicatie:
woensdag, 3 juli 2019 - 10:16pm