Files in the National Archives of Australia currently withheld from public access
datasetposted on 20.06.2016 by Tim Sherratt
Datasets usually provide raw data for analysis. This raw data often comes in spreadsheet form, but can be any collection of data, on which analysis can be performed.
This CSV file contains details of all records held by the National Archives of Australia that had the access status of 'closed' (withheld from public access) on 1 January 2016. The data was harvested from the online database RecordSearch. There are 14,370 records in the dataset.
The fields in the CSV file are: barcode, control symbol, title, series, series title, contents dates, contents start year, contents end year, access status, access decision reasons (multiple values), access decision date (iso formatted).
The contents start year and end year have been parsed out of the original date string.
The access decision reasons are a list of the grounds on which access was withheld. These have been normalised to some extent to separate out references to multiple clauses of the Archives Act.