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Vad är ett E-Arkiv?: En fallstudie på E-Arkiv Stockholm
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this thesis in Archival Science was to explore the concept of electronic archives and the challenges that might be encountered when attempting to move archives into a new digital age, as well as having a closer look at the term e-archive itself. Another aim was to explore how the OAIS reference model works in practice.To explore these questions I decided to do a case study on E-Arkiv Stockholm, a functioning e-archive. I decided to do a study on several documents that were created throughout the project, these included documents related to the planning of the archive, as well as the final report. My reason for this method was that these docu-ments came straight from reality and would give a clear and unbiased view of the project and it’s many aspects.Examination of the documents showed that the OAIS reference model and its concepts had been the foun-dation of much of the planning. Thoughts and planning on the matter of digital preservation are also based in the model, with a focus on migration and conversion of digital material as a means to ensure it’s lasting existence, as well as keeping a close eye on the technical development of both hardware and software. I also reached the con-clusion that the concept and term e-archive is not so much about re-inventing archival policies and theory as it is about keeping true to already existing practices in a new digital environment. With a special focus on preserva-tion, as digital preservation might, both now and in the future, prove to be much more of a challenge then the preservation of more traditional media.This is a one-year masters thesis in archival science.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 49 p.
Uppsatser inom arkivvetenskap, ISSN 1651-6087 ; 121
Keyword [en]
E-Archive, Archive, Digital Preservation, OAIS
Keyword [sv]
E-Arkiv, Arkivering, Digital långtidsbevaring, OAIS
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-183712Local ID: 121OAI: diva2:563910
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Archival Science
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-11-19 Created: 2012-10-31 Last updated: 2012-12-04Bibliographically approved

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