The practices of archival appraisal in two National Archives in North and South America

Canada and Brazil

Authors

  • Maria Juliana Nunes da Silva UFMG
  • Ivana Denise Parrela

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29173/cais1237

Keywords:

archival appraisal, national archives, archival practice, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), National Archive (Arquivo Nacional - AN)

Abstract

This paper examines the practice of archival appraisal in two major archival institutions, from opposite hemispheres and realities: Canada and Brazil. The main objective is to increase knowledge about such an important function for archival practice in the National Archives of these countries. The work covers the theoretical basis used to conduct the appraisal, the main legislation and the instruments used. Finally, the main goal, regardless of the country, is that the practice of appraisal optimizes financial resources and time, reduces the risk of undue destruction of documents and promotes accountability, transparency, and social representation.

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2022-08-06 — Updated on 2022-08-07

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Nunes da Silva, M. J., & Parrela, I. D. (2022). The practices of archival appraisal in two National Archives in North and South America: Canada and Brazil. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of CAIS / Actes Du congrès Annuel De l’ACSI. https://doi.org/10.29173/cais1237 (Original work published August 6, 2022)

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