Openness and Accessibility of National Archives (GE0033)
Action Plan: Georgia, Second Action Plan, 2014-16
Action Plan Cycle: 2014
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 AreasE-Government, Legislation & Regulation, Public Participation, Records Management
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.