Title

Beyond chip monks and paper tigers: Towards a new culture of archival format specialists

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Springer

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Computer and Information Science

RAS ID

4681

Comments

This article was originally published as: Sassoon, J. (2007). Beyond chip monks and paper tigers: towards a new culture of archival format specialists. Archival Science, 7(2), 133-145. Original available here

Abstract

The emergence of the new format of electronic/digital records provides the opportunity for archivists to reconsider the presumed format-neutrality of professional practice. As research in electronic records has served to re-emphasise, without an understanding of the needs and forms of material, then the work of archivists can have a profound impact on the evidential value and long-term research potential of the material. This paper attempts to broaden the debate about the requirements of all archival formats, and to build a new regime of 21st-century format specialists.

DOI

10.1007/s10502-007-9045-7

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1007/s10502-007-9045-7