inspection (right of)
n.An individual's right to view public records, especially those that have been filed for public notice.The right of an archival or records management program to review the records of organizations under its jurisdiction to ensure that the recordkeeping practices are appropriate.
CitationsAm. Jur. 2d, Records §14 The right of inspection1 is subject to reasonable rules and regulations as to when, where, and how the inspection may be made, in order to guard against loss or destruction of records, and to avoid unreasonable disruption of the functioning of the office in which they are maintained.