With the enactment and enforcement of the 「Public Records and Archives Act」, the Tottori Prefectural Archives newly enacted the “Records Management Ordinance” through a comprehensive review of the previous archive function. In accordance with this ordinance, which came into effect in April 2012, Tottori Prefecture expanded the records management institutions (Public Security Committee and Police Headquarters, etc.) A series of archive systems were improved, such as the expansion and reinforcement of the authority to appraisal and select.
In addition, the Tottori Prefectural Archives went further and implemented the “Ordinance on the Preservation of Historical Documents, etc.” from April 2017. Through this, the municipalities unit basic local government’s record management support work was set as a unique function of the local archive, and a linkage and cooperation system was established for the preservation of private records of the prefecture area as well as the basic local area together with cultural heritage institutions such as museums and libraries.
As a reference case that continuously guarantees the performance of various activities based on the mission and vision of the local archives in Korea that aim for ‘autonomy of records’ on the poor archival culture soil, it is worth paying attention to the case of continuous record management reform of the Tottori Prefectural Archives through the enactment of the original role and function of the archive.