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Allan Petterssons personarkiv: Digitalt eller i pappersform?
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Archives and Computer Science.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Digitization is a concept that has become popular in terms of collections of old heritage-related material such as books, photographs and paper documents. This work is a study of the Swedish composer Allan Pettersson (1911–1980) and his personal archive stored at Section for Manuscripts and Music at Uppsala University Library. My issues are What happens to the archive of the digitized? Will there be a "new" archive of the digitized? What guidelines are Uppsala University Library using for their digitizing and how do they look? What will be the result after digitization? What about copyright and the material?

Allan Pettersson's personal papers consist a large collection of sketches of musical notes, newspaper clippings and concert programs. The material is at the time of writing, not digitized except the archive description list. The idea of this work is to show what can happen if a personal archive is digitized.

As a theoretical model, Niels D. Lund's Technology Democracy Culture the essential triangle has been used. Lund shows that there is a connection between cultural content, creative use and access to digital technology and how to make it available. The underlying purpose of the model was to use it to ensure the content to a wider audience based on key words as responsibility, control and representation. Based on this, I analyze how the impact of the digitization process of Allan Pettersson's personal papers. For examine it, the Arka-D project may be suitable as a choice for digitization. This project is a collaboration between Uppsala, Gothenburg and Lund University Libraries, and as a purpose to create a common platform for the digitization of such personal archives. Further aims of the platform is to make heritage-related material available and reach it out to a wider audience at Internet. The final results shows that it is technically possible to digitize it but it is not allowed without special permission. Allan Pettersson's personal archives are protected by copyrights of the law and will be free to publish earliest at 2051.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 41 p.
Keyword [sv]
Allan Pettersson, ArKA-D-projektet, Arkiv, Digitalisering, Personarkiv, Upphovsrätt
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-19563OAI: diva2:636184
Subject / course
Archives and Information Science AV1
Available from: 2014-08-22 Created: 2013-07-09 Last updated: 2014-08-22Bibliographically approved

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