National Archives to merge into National Library of Ireland

Damien Burke Discussion started by Damien Burke 6 years ago

The Irish government Department of Public Expenditure and Reform have published their ‘Public Service Reform Plan’ (17 November 2011)  http://per.gov.ie/wp-content/uploads/Public-Service-Reform-pdf.pdf which states that the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht proposes to merge [the] National Archives & the Irish Manuscripts Commission into the National Library while maintaining separate identities.

What are your opinions on this?

Please share your views.


Some links to maybe give some context!

Ireland

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Archives-and-Records-Association-Ireland/142505616780?sk=wall

http://twitter.com/archivesireland

http://puesoccurrences.com/2010/01/28/crisis-facing-the-national-archives-of-ireland/

http://puesoccurrences.com/2010/04/12/archives-in-crisis-the-response/

Canada

http://rbm.acrl.org/content/8/1/61.full.pdf

New Zealand

http://blog.beagrie.com/2010/06/03/merger-of-new-zealand-national-archives-and-national-library-and-new-digital-archive/

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/4379004/Plan-for-Archives-NZ-seen-as-threat-to-basis-of-healthy-democracy

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