Librarians in Trouble

Thinking ahead

I. Digital Archives

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photo by Sergio Recabarren in flickr.com

photo by Sergio Recabarren in flickr.com

A digital archive is only a new way of archive that is provided by the new technologies, as Internet.
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So the difference with a Digital Library is the same that is between a traditional Library and a traditional Archive.
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The genesis, management and access is different. The Library normally provide published document that was edited and distributed. The Archive normally has private document from the personal management of a person, organization, institution, etc. And the way to manage this documentation is totally different. So the kind of documents available is traditionally different.
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But at this time, the boundaries between Digital Library and Archive are disappearing many times.
For a deeply understanding visit the Wikipedia page about Archives.
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Written by claesju

April 21, 2009 at 8:56 pm

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