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“. . .record surveys are an important, though often underappreciated, part of the archival enterprise. I have reflected on this a great deal over the years. Why don‘t more archivists recognize that a well-designed records survey is worth the time it takes? Perhaps we archivists take accurate information for granted? Or perhaps we know that a great deal of work remains to be done . . .”

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“Technological advances have not only complicated fair use analysis but also have threatened to erode fair use in another manner. The ability to track licensing transactions is becoming easier, and as a result, more copyright clearance organizations are being formed to track and collect royalties on behalf of copyright holders. This affords rights holders the ability to demonstrate more effectively their economic loss when fair use is used . . .”

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“It is important that cultural institutions respect the rights of copyright owners. We should never forget, however, that first, copyright exists to benefit the public good, and second, cultural institutions have long occupied a special place in copyright law, due to their missions of preserving and facilitating access to intellectual and creative works.”

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“Frequently, a museum‘s insurance company may have fire and safety consultants who can offer advice, and the local fire department or regulatory agency may provide similar assistance. In addition, professional fire and safety consultants can be retained to evaluate existing or proposed conditions.”

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“. . . With the passage of the Tax Reform Act of 1984, the Internal Revenue Code now requires, in some situations, that a museum notify the donor and the Internal Revenue Service if certain donated property is sold, exchanged, or otherwise transferred within three years of the date of the gift. . .”

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The Ethical Archivist | Elena S. Danielson
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“1. What process is used to identify materials for disposal and deaccessioning, and is it done in an objective and careful manner?
2. Is a clear distinction made between accessioned and nonaccessioned materials?
3. Is a clear distinction made between procedures to screen extraneous inappropriate materials from a collection that is a ‘keeper,‘ and to dispose of a collection in its entirety, the latter being far more serious?”

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“As auditor, the archivist‘s responsibility is not just to manage the day-to-day care of archives but more precisely to advise on and oversee the development of records and archives policies and legislation; the establishment of records-related standards, systems and infrastructures; and the creation of processes for preserving a well rounded and accessible documentary record of society.”

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The Ethical Archivist | Elena S. Danielson
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“The repository may also need to reveal what would be expected if it experiences a sudden financial reversal. Will the repository have the authority to sell or transfer the collection in the future? To dispose of duplicate or out-of-scope materials? There are sample forms widely available that can be used for transfer of documents and title, but the wording needs to be vetted periodically by the in-house legal counsel, if possible . . .”

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“The diary has been published dozens of times and served as the catalyst for a wide variety of other publications, including Cara Wilson‘s Love, Otto: the legacy of Anne Frank, published by Andrew‘s McMeel in 1995. This book consists of archival reproductions of correspondence between Cara Wilson (then Weiss) and Otto Frank, Anne‘s father, over 22 years, about Anne, her life and her diary.”

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“. . . This widely used metaphor for archives requires careful exploration to see the nuanced meanings that memory holds in social relationships, and how archival sources and the interventions of archivists shape or construct meaning. If archives sometimes provide a corrective or standard against which memory can be evaluated, they may also afford social benefits . . .”