Materiały proweniencji prywatnej w zbiorach archiwów państwowych
Robert Górski, Materiały proweniencji prywatnej w zbiorach archiwów państwowych: gromadzenie, opracowanie, udostępnianie, w: Archeion, t. 111, wyd. NDAP, Warszawa 2010, ss. 178-218. Wydawnictwo dostępne w postaci elektronicznej na stronie NDAP.
Streszczenie artykułu w języku angielskim: "This article pertains to a number of major issues related to handling private archivesin the state archives in Poland; it also suggests development of certain specificsolutions.In analysing the terms, describing private archives, used in Polish archival vocabulary:private archive, personal archive, archival legacy, private papers, files, familyarchive, extended family archive, family and assets archive (manor archives), onemay easily notice that their application in practice varies to a significant extent.Therefore, ease of translation into foreign language within specific information systemsmust be taken into consideration first and foremost.One interesting issue is the matter of collecting legacies and the problem oftheir fragmentation. Legacies, which are not subject to territorial pertinence, areoften preserved in archives, libraries, museums or other cultural and scientific institutions.In most cases, the institution, in which the archive or part thereof is tobe stored, is selected by archive creators or their heirs, based on various premises.It is therefore worthwhile to consider a possibility of consolidating the dispersedfragments of legacies information-wise, reconstructing their original form by preparingan appropriate description.Other areas, which require consolidation of rules are: selection of materials ofwhich the legacy is composed, methodology of arranging it, as well as their functioningwithin specific standards of archival description. Developing strict standardsfor arranging legacies may seem purposeless due to their obviously diverse nature,however it is not entirely impossible; Archive of the Polish Academy of Sciences isa good example.An issue of particular importance in case of legacies is their availability to users.It is connected, first and foremost, with the issue of protection of personal rights, copyrightand related rights. Principles of providing access, set forth in archival regulations,do not seem to include legacies, which are, after all, a part of state archival resources.The problems presented above remain open and require a broad discussion." Źródło: Archeion, t. 111