By Cheryl Avery,Mona Holmlund

Throughout Canada, provincial, federal, and municipal data exist to accommodate the files we produce. a few conceive of those associations as outdated and staid, suggesting that data are by some means trapped long ago. yet files are greater than assets for pro students and contributors. With an expanding emphasis on transparency in executive and public associations, documents became crucial instruments for accountability.

Better Off Forgetting? bargains a reappraisal of records and a glance on the demanding situations they face in a time whilst problems with freedom of data, privateness, know-how, and digitization are more and more vital. The individuals argue that files are necessary to modern debates approximately public coverage and make a case for extra prestige, investment, and impact inside of public bureaucracies. whereas stimulating debate approximately our speedily altering info surroundings, Better Off Forgetting? makes a speciality of the ongoing function of files in accumulating and holding our collective memory.

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