records-closed-in-2017.csv (283.5 kB)

Files in the National Archives of Australia withheld from public access in 2017

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posted on 18.02.2018 by Tim Sherratt
This CSV file contains details of records held by the National Archives of Australia that were examined for release but withheld from public access in 2017. These files have an access status of 'Closed' in the NAA's online database.

The data of all files with an access status of 'Closed' was harvested from the NAA database on 1 January 2018. This was then filtered down to those with an access decision recorded sometime in 2017.

Similar datasets will be made available on an annual basis.

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.

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