Archiwa belgijskie
Jerzy Skowronek, Archiwa belgijskie - w poszukiwaniu wzorów i poloników, w: Archeion, t. 96, wyd. NDAP, Warszawa 1996, ss. 144-156
"Jerzy S k o w r o n e k, Belgian archives — looking for examples to follow andmaterials of the Polish origin. The text of that article is a result of the author’s stay inBelgium; he presents examples worth following with regard to the organisational systemof archives with traditions reaching back to the end of the 18th c., strengthened with thelaw on archives of 1955. The state archives of the holdings of about 130 currentkilometres of records include the Archives Generales du Royaume and 15 regionalarchives; apart from that network, there are municipal archives, self-government ones, thearchives of scientific, educational and cultural institutions. Nowadays, ministries transferrecords 15 -20 years with the date of making them accessible always specified, even if itis to be after the year of 2110. What seems surprising is the number of personnel at thestate archives, limited to the very minimum; that makes fast conservator’s work,cataloguing or microfilming of collections hardly possible, but it does not influence ina negative way the level of services provided to the users of the archives; the authordescribes in details the advantages of efficient services with the use of computerequipment. Summing up, Jerzy Skowronek claims that modern assumptions of thearchival service functioning in Belgium aim at limiting traditional, printed catalogues andinventories to the benefit of developing information systems based on computerprint-outs, sent to the most important libraries and archives. He considers the Archives ofthe Ministry of Foreign Affairs the most modern and the best equipped. He also presentssome chosen aspects of the activities of the Central Archives of the Kingdom, Archives ofthe Free University of Brussels, Municipal Archives of Brussels, Archives of the Ministryof Foreign Affairs and others. With reference to materials of the Polish origin he mentionsdocuments connected with Maria Skłodowska-Curie, Free City of Gdańsk, and thecorrespondence with Polish kings."     Źródło: Archeion, t. 96 
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