Research

From the Editor: Archives and the Law

Type: Journal Article
Author
Terry Cook
Description
This editorial is Terry Cook's introduction to a special edition of Archivaria on 'Archives and the Law,' where he refers to copyright as the 'perennial hornet's nest for archivists.'
Date
1984 June 1
Abstract
The abstract provided by the author(s) of this work is as follows: The relationship of archivists and "the law" is intricate, varied, and largely unexplored. The law in its many manifestations - constitutional framework, acts and codes, common law precedents, judicial process and interpretation, enforcement - is an extremely important and complex field of study, and one which is having a growing impact on archivists, their institutions, and their records - to say nothing of the collection, organization, and use by archivists and researchers of the voluminous legal and judicial records created by those involved in "the law" in its broadest aspects. For these reasons, it seems appropriate to devote a special thematic issue of Archivaria to "Archives and the Law."
Publisher
Association of Canadian Archivists
Journal Title
Archivaria
Volume
1
Issue Number
18
Pages (from-to)
20-24 pp.
ISSN
1923-6409
Jurisdiction
Canada, Worldwide
Language
ENG
Size
88 KB, 5 pp.
Copyright Information
In Copyright
Rights and Reuse
All Rights Reserved
Cortex Citation:
Terry Cook, “From the Editor: Archives and the Law,” Copyright Cortex, accessed November 21, 2017, https://copyrightcortex.org/research/from-the-editor-archives-the-law.