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Subject: Ethics and material evidence in court

Ethics and material evidence in court

From: Iona McCraith <archivesadvisor<-a>
Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Does anyone know if there are publications dealing with preservation
work carried out on exhibits or evidence tendered in a court or
tribunal and/or the ethics surrounding this?   In an archival
collection I have been consulted about, there are several records
that could use some preservation work to stabilise them for
permanent retention.  The concern is that the records were tendered
in court and are now considered exhibits/evidence and as such should
"not be tampered with" (verbatim from the practice directives). If
anyone encountered a similar situation, how was it handled?

Iona McCraith
Archives Advisor
Archives Association of Ontario
Mobile: 705-772-1309

                  Conservation DistList Instance 28:21
                 Distributed: Friday, October 24, 2014
                       Message Id: cdl-28-22-016
Received on Wednesday, 22 October, 2014

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