By Trevor Livelton
Livelton considers the character of public files from an archival point of view, examining innovations instead of the day-by-day realities with which public files archivists deal. despite the fact that, his rigorously reasoned conclusions supply a powerful starting place on which principled instead of ad hoc judgements will be made, and so should be of curiosity to lecturers, scholars and practitioners of archival science.
The writer provides a common or theoretical view of public documents as files made or got and preserved by means of the sovereign or its brokers within the behavior of governance. This research is illustrated via various examples, together with a dialogue of freedom of information.
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