In the last year an ICA Working Group has developed a draft set of principles for access to archives. These principles are intended to be applicable across linguistic and cultural divides, and in different political regimes.
The aim is to have the final text of the principles approved by ICA’s voting members at the Annual General Meeting in Brisbane in August 2012.
Now is the chance for all ICA members and other interested parties to have their say on the current draft. Please post your comments to access[@]ica.org
The current draft is in English, French and Portuguese.
We would welcome any offers to translate the current draft into other languages so that as many archivists as possible around the world can take part in this debate.