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Georgia

Openness and Accessibility of National Archives (GE0033)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Georgia, Second Action Plan, 2014-16

Action Plan Cycle: 2014

Status: Inactive

Institutions

Lead Institution: The National Archives of Georgia, Internal Affairs (MIA) of Georgia’s Archive

Support Institution(s): Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia; Office of the Personal Data Protection Inspector; CSOs

Policy Areas

E-Government, Legislation & Regulation, Public Participation, Records Management

IRM Review

IRM Report: Georgia End-of-Term Report 2014-2016, Georgia IRM Progress Report 2014-2015

Starred: No

Early Results: Marginal

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion:

Description

Openness of national archives and unrestricted access to its resources is an important component of government openness. The National Archives of Georgia preserves unique historical material from the IX century until now. Unrestricted access to these documents carries great importance for researchers as well as general public.
Currently, fees are attached to services of National Archives; besides, only original documents are accessible, which eventually leads to their damage a result of frequent use.
Ministry of Justice of Georgia, under the leadership of the National Archives of Georgia in the framework of the National Action Plan of 2014-2015 will study relevant legislation framework and elaborate amendments as needed to ensure greater openness of archives and increased citizen engagement. Electronic documents preserved in the system of National Archives will be available for free and researchers will be allowed to work on the preserved material without limitations. Original documents will not be in use on a daily basis and thus they will be protected from damage.


Commitments

Open Government Partnership