Archival legislative as a precondition for successful archival work (Example of archival legislative in the Republic of Slovenia) Cover Image
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Arhivsko zakonodavstvo kao preduvijet za uspješno obavljanje arhivske djelatnosti (Primjer arhivskog zakonodavstva u republici Sloveniji)
Archival legislative as a precondition for successful archival work (Example of archival legislative in the Republic of Slovenia)

Author(s): Zdenka Semlič Rajh
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence
Published by: Arhivističko udruženje Bosne i Hercegovine AUBiH

Summary/Abstract: Archives in different countries have different status and different responsibilities concerning the protection of documents. There is no regulation to follow, that the archives should be a part of government or public administration. We can not speak of a typical national archival service that would be present in most EU countries. The organisation of archival service is a refl ection of the time in which that service was established, of the federal or unitary state government organizations, etc.. The organization and functioning of the archives services in different countries varies as its development is conditioned by different historical, legal and cultural backgrounds. Without exact analysis and evaluation it is impossible at present to assess whether the reorganization of public archive service and the merging of the existing archives in the National Archives makes sense or not. If we do not have any relevant analysis showing that reorganization would actually bring a significant improvement of the archival profession in Slovenia and not just the change in organizational structure and the network and if a public archive services will remain such as now (only to change the name of the institution), then we can reasonably ask whether such a reorganization is necessary at all. Even more, if we take into consideration that the archive service will be particularly difficult to introduce savings measures, since any further contraction of funding earmarked for public archives services at the same time means the ability not to carry out the law, especially in the part relating to Electronic archives and the creation of Slovenian electronic archive. In this context, it must be stressed, that it would be very welcome for public archives to act as public institutions and not as a body under the responsibility of the Ministry, since it has been seen so far, that the politics had too much infl uence on the work of archives services. The archives are such an important segment of both the protection of cultural heritage as well as in ensuring the rights of individuals, that they have to follow exclusively the current professional principles and standards established by profession, and not the current political situation, which unfortunately is often a fact.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 41
  • Page Range: 18-29
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Bosnian