Archives and the Public Good: Accountability and Records in Modern Society


This volume widens the perspective of the roles that records play in society. As opposed to most writings in the discipline of archives and records management, which view records from cultural, historical, and economical efficiency dimensions, this volume highlights one of the most salient features of records: the role they play as sources of accountability. The authors demonstrate that records are not mute observers and recordings of activity, rather, they are frequently objects of memory formation and erasure.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Richard J. Cox
  • David A. Wallace
  • James M. O'Toole
  • Kimberly Barata
  • Piers Cain
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2002


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