Legal and Policy Framework for Promoting Equitable Access to Documentary Heritage: Report Submitted to UNESCO by National Mission for Manuscripts, India

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Title:
Legal and Policy Framework for Promoting Equitable Access to Documentary Heritage: Report Submitted to UNESCO by National Mission for Manuscripts, India
Author:
India, National Mission for Manuscripts
Editors:
Krishnaswamy, Sudhir; Gopalakrishnan, Sudha; Das, Anup Kumar
Citation:
Legal and Policy Framework for Promoting Equitable Access to Documentary Heritage: Report Submitted to UNESCO by National Mission for Manuscripts, India 2008-05,
Publisher:
UNESCO
Issue Date:
May-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105516
Submitted date:
2008-05-15
Abstract:
The National Mission for Manuscripts of India, in association with UNESCO, completed a research study to assist in the development of legal and policy framework and protocols for promoting equitable access to documentary heritage, relevant to India and other South Asian countries. Entitled Legal and Policy Framework for Promoting Equitable Access to Documentary Heritage, the study seeks to accurately identify and critically examine the legal and policy framework for promoting equitable access to documentary heritage. The National Mission for Manuscripts is the most important institution in India dealing with bibliographic databases and the conservation and preservation of valuable manuscripts. The study covers the legal and policy framework which envelops the lifecycle of the Mission's work: access to manuscripts, their digitisation and creation of databases. By critically examining the legal rules in the practical context of the MissionĂ¢ s work, the research team has put together the first review of an initiative aimed at the protection of Indian traditional knowledge. The study illustrates working patterns of the Mission within the legal and policy framework of the country. It is a helpful sourcebook for understanding South Asian legal and policy framework for accessing documentary heritage collections. While the study does not set out to be the final word on these policy initiatives, it definitely makes significant progress in the policy debate and legal literature in this field. The conclusions presented in the form of draft legal agreements and policy recommendations will, with no doubt, be valuable tools for South Asian countries that share similar legal and policy framework within the sub-region.
Type:
Book
Language:
en
Keywords:
Digital Preservation; Archives
Local subject classification:
Manuscripts; Legal agreement

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorIndia, National Mission for Manuscriptsen_US
dc.contributor.editorKrishnaswamy, Sudhiren_US
dc.contributor.editorGopalakrishnan, Sudhaen_US
dc.contributor.editorDas, Anup Kumaren_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-15T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:26:42Z-
dc.date.issued2008-05en_US
dc.date.submitted2008-05-15en_US
dc.identifier.citationLegal and Policy Framework for Promoting Equitable Access to Documentary Heritage: Report Submitted to UNESCO by National Mission for Manuscripts, India 2008-05,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105516-
dc.description.abstractThe National Mission for Manuscripts of India, in association with UNESCO, completed a research study to assist in the development of legal and policy framework and protocols for promoting equitable access to documentary heritage, relevant to India and other South Asian countries. Entitled Legal and Policy Framework for Promoting Equitable Access to Documentary Heritage, the study seeks to accurately identify and critically examine the legal and policy framework for promoting equitable access to documentary heritage. The National Mission for Manuscripts is the most important institution in India dealing with bibliographic databases and the conservation and preservation of valuable manuscripts. The study covers the legal and policy framework which envelops the lifecycle of the Mission's work: access to manuscripts, their digitisation and creation of databases. By critically examining the legal rules in the practical context of the MissionĂ¢ s work, the research team has put together the first review of an initiative aimed at the protection of Indian traditional knowledge. The study illustrates working patterns of the Mission within the legal and policy framework of the country. It is a helpful sourcebook for understanding South Asian legal and policy framework for accessing documentary heritage collections. While the study does not set out to be the final word on these policy initiatives, it definitely makes significant progress in the policy debate and legal literature in this field. The conclusions presented in the form of draft legal agreements and policy recommendations will, with no doubt, be valuable tools for South Asian countries that share similar legal and policy framework within the sub-region.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUNESCOen_US
dc.subjectDigital Preservationen_US
dc.subjectArchivesen_US
dc.subject.otherManuscriptsen_US
dc.subject.otherLegal agreementen_US
dc.titleLegal and Policy Framework for Promoting Equitable Access to Documentary Heritage: Report Submitted to UNESCO by National Mission for Manuscripts, Indiaen_US
dc.typeBooken_US
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