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The impact of information technology on the archiving process


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Knežević, Tomislav. (2016). The impact of information technology on the archiving process. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Information Science
Department of Information Science > Chair of Archivistics . [mentor Stančić, Hrvoje].

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The focus of this thesis will be on the information technology and its impact on the process of archiving and archival practice. Through a brief review of the history of information technology through its four distinct periods: premechanical period, mechanical period, electromechanical period and today's electronic period will give an insight into its development and impact on society. Analysis of the short history of information technology leads to a digital world that brings a variety of changes in the process of archiving. The analysed technologies and their effects will be: digital documents and records, electronic mail, chat services and instant messaging, the scanner and the scanning process, digital cameras, Internet and folksonomy. The analysis ofeach technology will show their influence on the process of archiving. The digital world offers many benefits but problems as well. The next analysis will address the problem of long-term preservation of digital materials and several well-known media for long-term storage of digital records to obtain insights into the selection of media. After selecting a media, strategies for long-term preservation of information are becoming a priority that will be briefly analysed through several popular strategies. End of the thesis presents an analysis of new trends and technologies already available that can affect the process of archiving, exploring the notion of civil archiving and intertwining roles of archivists and users with the emergence of mobile technology.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: information technology, archiving, digital environment, storage, automatic processing of information
Subjects: Information sciences > Archivistics and documentation
Departments: Department of Information Science
Department of Information Science > Chair of Archivistics
Supervisor: Stančić, Hrvoje
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2017 08:46
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2017 08:46

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