Professional Ethics: The Moral Defence
Of The Archivist
1 The former is an
appendix to Standards for the Development of Archives Services in Ireland
(Dublin 1997), the latter is available on <www.archives.ca/ica>.
H. Jenkinson, A manual of archive administration (Oxford 1922, London
3 I.McCabe, A diplomatic history of Ireland,
1948–49 (Dublin 1991).
It is not information acquired in confidence, so § g of the Code of Conduct
of the Society of Archivists does not apply.
5 See §
1 of the Code of Ethics of the International Council of Archives, comparable to
§ h of the Code of Conduct.
6 Impartiality to all
researchers is prescribed in § f of the Code of Conduct and § 6 of the
Code of Ethics.
7 Cf. § 8.12 of the Standards
for the Development of Archives Services in Ireland, § e of the Code
of Conduct and § 8 of the Code of Ethics.
8 Cf. §
12.2 and § 33.5 of the Standards for the Development of Archives Services
in Ireland, § g of the Code of Conduct and § 8 of the Code of Ethics.
See the preceding note.
10 Cf. § 10.1 and § 10.4
(the latter restricted to archives in custody of the archives service) of the
Standards for the Development of Archives Services in Ireland, and §
1 of the Code of Ethics.
11 M. Cooley, The Archivist.
A novel (Boston—New York—Toronto—London 1998).
B.Joly, LÉcole des chartes et laffaire Dreyfus, in: Bibliothèque
de lÉcole des chartes 147 (1989) 611–671; A.B. Spitzer, Historical truth
and lies about the past. Reflections on Dewey, Dreyfus, de Man and Reagan
(London 1996) 50.
13 Jenkinson, 209.
According to an Unesco resolution of 1993: <www.unesco.org/webworld/sarajevo/library.htm>.
See: Nations and their past. The uses and abuses of history, in: The Economist,
21 December 1996, 29–32; V. Blazina, Mémoricide ou la
purification culturelle: la guerre contre les bibliothèques de Croatie
et de Bosnie-Herzégovine, in: Documentation et bibliothèques
42 (1996) 149–164; J. Kolanovic, Archives en temps de
guerre: l'expérience de la Croatie, in: Archivum 42 (1996) 173–180; M. Kovacevic, War damage suffered
by the state archives of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in: Archivum 42 (1996)
181–186. See 'Fighting the destruction of memory':