Revista Interamericana de Bibliotecología
Print version ISSN 0120-0976
ALVAREZ ALVAREZ, María Janneth and PARRA ACOSTA, Julio Alberto. Archives and regional development: policies for a new territorial conception in Colombia. Rev. Interam. Bibliot [online]. 2011, vol.34, n.1, pp. 23-33. ISSN 0120-0976.
The article presents the results of the research on public policies for archives, done with the objective of configuring mechanisms for the establishment of normative and procedure frames that guarantee the access to the information in the archives and to seek its advantage, availability, and benefit in favor of citizen participation. The research, of qualitative and quantitative character, used the survey modality, applied to 402 individuals in five municipalities of Cundinamarca and three areas of the city of Bogotá, Colombia, which make up a city-region, and enabled to identify that citizens do not know the information mechanisms offered by the State; that in many places there are no archives, even though there is a law ruling over them; and that the use of these is very poor, even knowing about their existence. It concludes that the cities-regions have not been serviced in their information needs, nor there has been a good dissemination of the existing mechanisms to solve this issue. There is a public policy proposal to disseminate the information in the archives.
Keywords : public archives; archive policy; archive legislation; archive services; city-region; Colombia.