Archival Accountability Gap Conference

This conference, which is being run with support from the British Records Association, will explore the issues surrounding the question raised by Professor Lucas at the 2015 Northumbria Conference on archives and records – Is there a democracy deficit in the way records are managed and selected for archives? 

In the developing world, records are vital tools in the fight against corruption and in the struggle for development. They are the essential guarantee for 'the rule of law'. In the UK, there is public oversight of the process for releasing official records via the Advisory Council on National Records and Archives and the Information Commissioner, but there is no oversight of the creation, selection or disposition of records.

 

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