Access to Records and Archives in Kenya
Mnjama, Nathan, African Research & Documentation
According to Ketelaar (1992:5) "archives - well preserved and accessible to the people - are as essential in a free democracy as government of the people by the people, for the people. Because archives are not only tools of the government, not only sources for historical research, access to public archives gives the people the possibility to exercise their rights and to control their governments, its successes, its failures." The Dictionary of Archival Terminology defines access as "the availability of records or archives for consultation as a result of legal authorization and the existence of finding aids". The same Dictionary defines privacy as "the right to be …
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Publication information: Article title: Access to Records and Archives in Kenya. Contributors: Mnjama, Nathan - Author. Journal title: African Research & Documentation. Issue: 106 Publication date: January 1, 2008. Page number: 59+. © Standing Conference on Library Materials on Africa 2007. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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