n.a positive image, graphic, or text on a clear baseLavédrine et al. 2009, 333Transparency: A photograph with a positive image designed to be observed by transmitted light. For example, lantern slides and 35 mm slides are transparencies.Ristow and Bahn 1965, 224The atlas includes a series of 33 maps of the United States each of which is printed on a plastic transparency as well as on paper. The transparencies can be removed from the ring binding and placed as overlays on other plates to bring out pertinent relationships.Ritzenthaler 2010, 492Transparency: Color or black-and-white film positive, viewed or projected by transmitted light (i.e. light shining through film). A slide is a 35 mm transparency in a 2 by 2 inch mount.Thomas 1958, 422When a photograph goes into agency files, or later into the National Archives, the record copy should be identified. The record photograph in the case of a black-and-white still picture is the original negative if it exists; in color photography, it is the original transparency; in motion picture film it is the master negative.the state of enabling public scrutiny of an institution by ensuring access to information, particularly through the availability of recordsCox and Wallace 2002, 76It is in this regard that the International Records Management Trust, Rights, and Records Institute, in collaboration with Transparency International (TI), developed the Information for Accountability Workshops. The goal of this project was to encourage improved public access to government information in order to develop a more informed civil society. Accountability and transparency cannot be achieved in an environment where information is not available. Records management underpins accountability.Harris and Merrett 1994, 681Politicians and public servants are, understandably, not comfortable with the notion of transparency, preferring to operate beyond the glare of public scrutiny. In apartheid South Africa this was especially apparent, with government and the operations of its bureaucracies being cloaked in secrecy.Marx 1947, 241To put it differently, one of the essentials of responsible administration is transparency of the administrative process in terms of both what is going on today and what has gone on before.Vavra 2018, 104Google provides a Web site, for the sake of transparency, that describes several examples of delisting requests and Google's responses to them.
In reference to the first sense, a transparency is typically designed to be viewed by transmitted light, such as by using a slide projector or an overhead projector. However, a transparency can also be a sheet that is laid over another graphical form, such as a map, to add an additional layer of information.