A Study on the Distribution of Authorities and Responsibilities to Appraise Records of Central or Federal Governments in Britain, the USA, Canada, and Australia

국가기록평가의 권한과 책임 분석: 영국, 미국, 캐나다, 호주 중앙 및 연방정부 기록의 평가를 중심으로

  • 현문수 (충남대학교 대학원 기록학과)
  • Received : 2019.10.30
  • Accepted : 2019.11.11
  • Published : 2019.11.30


This study aims to analyze the distribution of authorities and responsibilities (ARs) to appraise public records, especially between national archives and central or federal government institutions. For this study, archives acts and policies of Britain, the USA, Canada, and Australia were selected for analysis. After attempts in reviewing the laws and policies governing ARs of appraisal and disposition, their level of concentration were investigated and compared. The analysis shows that the ARs to determine and approve which records have archival value and what are to be transferred to archives are mainly located in the national archives. In comparison, it is common that the national archives and government institutions share ARs in identifying the public records and in preparing and approving the disposal authorities. Furthermore, it identifies that the ARs can be distinguished by individual appraisal activities and expects to be used to discuss the ARs to appraise public records in Korea.


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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