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Researching contemporary monetary history

Oliver, Michael J. (2009). Researching contemporary monetary history. In: Flinn, Andrew and Jones, Harriet eds. Freedom of Information: Open Access or Empty Archives? Abingdon: Routledge.

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Abstract

[About the book]

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act has been broadly welcomed by contemporary British historians as a means of increasing access to public records within the thirty-year rule. But the benefits of this formal commitment to open government are untested, and experiences in other countries with FOI or Access to Information legislation have raised a number of shared problems and concerns.

These problems are common among countries with FOI legislation. But there has been very little discussion among historians and archivists internationally about dealing with these issues as well as reflecting on the benefits of access legislation.

This volume will be the first to compare and reflect upon both the successes and difficulties of FOI across the world. Written by an international mixture of senior archivists and historians, it will appeal across the disciplines of history and archive studies.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2009 The Author
ISBN: 1-85743-420-X, 978-1-85743-420-0
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Accounting and Finance
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Item ID: 38232
Depositing User: Michael Oliver
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2013 09:56
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:18
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/38232
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