Seneca, Roman politician, poet, and essayist, succinctly echoed the Roman view of cooperation, efficiency, and practicality when he wrote "one hand washes the other." Centuries later archivists are still struggling to learn and apply Seneca's maxim. Although archivists have not successfully implemented Seneca's maxim in the realm of cooperative appraisal, they have for some time recognized the need.
Coker, Kathy Roe,
"Lessons Learned and to be Learned in Intergovernmental Appraisal,"
Provenance, Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists
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