History of Open Access
Public Access Seminar - 24/05/2007
The Australian Society of Archivists Public Access Seminar was held during Information Awareness Month May 2007 before the implementation of Part 3 of the Territory Records Act (No 18 of 2002.). This part of the Act deals with access to records of the Territory Government and its agencies.
The seminar was organised by the ACT Branch of the Australian Society of Archivists and held at Corroboree Park Hall, Paterson St Ainslie, on Empire Day, 24 May 2007. The Speakers were George Nichols, Chair of the Territory Records Advisory Council; David Wardle, Director of Territory Records; Drew McLean, Secretary of the Fire Brigade Historical Society of the ACT; Greg Wood, Canberra Map Circle; Barry Price, formerly of the ACT Schools Authority and Naomi Lamb, researcher.
- Opening Remarks for ASA ACT Access Seminar by George Nichols: ( PDF 55Kb) ( Word 11Kb)
- Public Access to ACT Government Records by David Wardle: ( PDF 39Kb) ( Word 53Kb)
- The Access Issue by Drew McLean: ( PDF 26Kb) ( Word 25Kb)
- An Angle on Archives by Greg Wood: ( PDF 36Kb) ( Word 137Kb)
- Archival Sources for the ACT Government School System by Barry Price: ( PDF 21Kb) ( Word 19Kb)
Minister Launches ArchivesACT and Access to the Territory's Records - 01/07/2008
Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, John Hargreaves, today launched ArchivesACT, a new initiative of the ACT Government which enables public access to ACT Government records and archives.
Minister John Hargreaves
"I am also pleased to announce the new ArchivesACT website which will assist the community make enquiries about and gain access to these Government records. While Government records will still be kept in repositories around Canberra, requests for access will be made via the ArchivesACT website."
"An assortment of information can be discovered in the ACT Government’s archives including policy, social, cultural and sporting history."
"I am happy to announce the access of the Territory’s archives and records of 20 years or older to the public" said Mr Hargreaves.