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The accessibility of archival sources in the Israeli district archives system

Comma (2008), 2008, (2), 39–45.

Abstract

The Archives Law of 1955 requires the preservation of the archival material of a local authority though does not mandate the establishment of a local archive service, only that archival material be deposited in the State Archives. The State Archives has delegated this to the local authority in order to achieve the goal of greatest local accessibility. This is problematic in the current economic climate and particularly for very small municipalities. Three possible solutions have been proposed. The first model is the use of one professional archivist who provides services to several local authorities. The second model is a cooperative arrangement between archives in local authorities which are merging. The third model is a central archives used by several local authorities; and while this model should be most effective it is not used in Israel for a number of reasons.

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Henkin, Michal