Letter to the editor
When I wandered (metaphorically if not literally) into the national archival 'enterprise7 in the late 1970s, I was particularly struck by a sense of adventure with it all. In particular, I was drawn to the attempts to develop strategies to deal with the mountain of paper records and to come up with new ways for intellectual control over the content. This adventure continued into the 1990s, through endeavours such as the development of electronic means for controlling existing records and the coming world of electronic records. I felt the situation overall for the archival enterprise was that the profession had one eye on the past and the other on the future. The profession still has that eye on the past but I am not sure about the future.
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