[Tagging] Government Archives

Allan Mustard allan at mustard.net
Wed Nov 7 15:20:07 UTC 2018

An archive is a special government office. Not a library and not a museum.

I’ve used the National Archives in Washington, D.C., and in College Park, Maryland.  Government=archive is most accurate.

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> On Nov 7, 2018, at 8:50 AM, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just look at the key government the first thing to strike me was archive, the key is meant to be used with office.
> I don't think of government archives as offices... so what is in the data base?
> Well for Kew, UK
> building=government with amenity=public_building
> There are quite a few archives with public building;
> Dublin, Ireland
> Engu, Nigeria
> New York, USA
> Some are just buildings;
> California, USA
> Normandy, France
> Cairo, Egypt
> Rarotonga, Cook Islands
> Abu Dhabi, UAE
> Some are Libraries;
> Chiang Mai, Thailand
> Adelphi, USA
> Some are museums;
> Tokyo, Japan
> Kabul, Afghanistan
> Some are government offices;
> Zomba, Malawi
> Libreville, Gabon
> Gaborone, Botswana
> Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
> Delhi, India
> Bangkok, Thailand
> ----------------------------
> Would be nice to have some consistency?
> Usually at least one of these per country, some times several depending on the size of the country.
> I found the above by searching for 'national archives'.
> I think Kew has it best;
>  building=government with amenity=public_building
> Humm that does not cover where there is one office you go to that is part of a larger building having other offices.. do these exist?
> And if so .. are they really an office ... or more like a library or a museum? I think a library, they are documents, very few 'artefacts'.
> Thoughts?
> ---------------
> There will be some that have 'off site storage'. These will be buildings, perhaps best described as warehouses?
> So building=warehouse, access=private could be best?
> I think that is fairly clear.
> ===================
> PS It seems that as I hunt down one problem I come across several more annoying ones ..
> though they decrease in numbers in the data base. I think I should buy some blinkers and stop seeing these things!!!
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