THE CODE OF ETHICS FOR ARCHIVISTS IN SERBIA Knowledge, Problems, Application Cover Image

ЕТИЧКИ КОДЕКС АРХИВИСТА У СРБИЈИ - Познавање, проблеми, примена

Author(s): Slobodanka Cvetković
Subject(s): Archiving, Education and training
Published by: Arhiv Tuzlanskog kantona
Keywords: The Code of Ethics; archives; archival ethics; archivists; archival profession;

Summary/Abstract: The ethics is an integral part of every profession, so as the archival profession. The societies in transition, especially after the disintegration of SFRY, after armed conflict, political turmoil, because of the lack of legislation or because the legislation was outdated or imprecise, because of the general economic condition and other reasons, are a fertile ground for numerous ethical dilemmas and, in the worst case, for the occurrences of the violation of the ethics in every profession, so as in the archival profession. Unevenly regulated question of ethics and the Code of Ethics for Archivists is also present in the archival profession in the surrounding countries. In Serbia the question of ethics among the archivists and the Code of Ethics for Archivist are not emphasized enough. By conducting the questionnaire to the archivists in Serbia we have obtained illustrative data that the archivists consider important that the Code of Ethics for Archivists be emphasized transparently, also, they consider that a special agency should be established that will deal with ethical issues and the violations of the archival ethics. At the end, it should be stressed that Serbian archivists value highly loyalty to their profession and to the truth, which speaks for itself about professionally inherent ethics among the archival professionals in Serbia. Being an archivist is not only a profession or occupation but above all it means orientation to the truth.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 19
  • Page Range: 218-234
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian