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Morgondagens arkiv: Om arkivhantering i framtiden
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The Archives of Tomorrow : About Archiving in the Future (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study has been to create a future scenario of what archiving might look like in the future. The main theory used in the study comes from future studies, but also a theory about the social impact of technology on work were used. The questions that were analysed were about the tasks of the archivist, the appearance of the archival institution, collaboration with other LAM institutions, knowledge requirements for the archivist and the amount of archivist positions. The method used in the study was scenario writing, which derives from future studies. The source material consisted among other things of regulations and laws related to archiving together with some archival manuals.

The tasks of the future archivist will probably consist of the same tasks as those of present archivists who work with digital archiving, even though archivists probably forever also will have to work a little with paper records.

The future archival institution will probably retain its paper records and keep its digital records on digital storage media. The digital records will probably be accessed on the Internet.

The cooperation between archives, libraries and museums will probably be more developed in the future, even though they won't grow together totally. Archival education in the future will probably consist of two year master's programs. There are not much suggesting that the amount of archival jobs would decline in the future.

This is a two years master's thesis in archival science.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 87 p.
Uppsatser inom arkivvetenskap, ISSN 1651-6087 ; ms 2
Keyword [en]
Archives, Archivists, Future, Future studies, Digital preservation
Keyword [sv]
Arkiv, Arkivarier; Samarbete mellan arkiv, bibliotek och museer; Framtidsstudier
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-155376Local ID: ms 2OAI: diva2:425731
Subject / course
Archival Science
Educational program
Master Programme in ALM
Humanities, Theology
Arkiv, bibliotek och museer i det framtida samhället
Available from: 2011-06-22 Created: 2011-06-21 Last updated: 2011-06-22Bibliographically approved

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