By Trevor Livelton
Livelton considers the character of public documents from an archival standpoint, studying techniques instead of the day-by-day realities with which public files archivists deal. even though, his conscientiously reasoned conclusions offer a robust starting place on which principled instead of ad hoc judgements might be made, and so can be of curiosity to academics, scholars and practitioners of archival science.
The writer provides a common or theoretical view of public documents as records made or got and preserved through the sovereign or its brokers within the behavior of governance. This research is illustrated through various examples, together with a dialogue of freedom of information.
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