By Trevor Livelton
Livelton considers the character of public documents from an archival point of view, interpreting thoughts instead of the day-by-day realities with which public documents archivists deal. notwithstanding, his rigorously reasoned conclusions offer a powerful beginning on which principled instead of ad hoc judgements will be made, and so can be of curiosity to academics, scholars and practitioners of archival science.
The writer offers a common or theoretical view of public files as records made or obtained and preserved through 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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