SESSION 709 - Archives for Effective Democracy

Aug 15, 2009
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Event Location: Room 410


Dr. Daniel J Caron (Chair)
Librarian and Archivist of Canada
Library and Archives Canada
Information, Governance and Democracy: Challenges for the State of Law

Natalie Ceeney
National Archivist
The UK National Archives

Andreas Kellerhals
National Archivist
Swiss Federal Archives
Records Lifecycle Management’s Contribution to Democracy and the Rule of Law: Effectiveness, Efficiency and Accountability


The indispensable mission of public archives is to hold the State accountable for its actions. Three international voices present approaches developed by governments to respond to the challenges to public records administration in a digital era. Speakers discuss the ways in which documentation assists governments to make decisions, develop policy, provide legal evidence, and deliver programs and services to citizens, and describe how their respective governments have addressed these issues.


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