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Prevention of theft from archives


Whereas the increasing commercial value of archival records and the increasing risks of thefts which ensue, in archival institutions as well as by users in reading rooms
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• to create a working group on issues relating to security and to support projects developed in this area, in cooperation with all concerned professions, including IFLA and ICOM;
• to work with libraries, museums, art galleries and other relevant institutions to create standards of good practice likely to prevent thefts of archives;
• to cooperate with national and international organizations and projects likely to contribute to prevent thefts of archives;
• to encourage governments and the judiciary and police services to consider the theft of archival records is as serious as that of art works.

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