Published on February 23, 2014
The Application of Web 2.0 Technology in Digital Archival Repositories View from Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) Kamani Perera Librarian, Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Colombo firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Outline • • • • • • • Introduction Web 2.0 and Archives Archive and Archivist The Role of Archives Digital Archiving – Benefits The Purpose of Archives Conclusion
Introduction • What is archive? – the place where old things live – the place constituted of memories – record memories • What matters depend on the future of archives and archives of the future? - actions pursuit by archivists - archival representation system - dynamic and multi-faceted digital reality
Web 2.0 and Archives • Social Media Tools – Not new – Available everywhere – Empower and enable conversations digitally – Speak at people – Speak with people – Give people something more – Natural evolution of the web – Focus on users – Active participation
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Archive and Archivist • Archive – Making records accessible • Archivists – Custodian of the archive – Keepers of old things – Make other people’s work possible – Unknown people Smithsonian Institution Archives On-site Collection Storage, Capital Gallery, 2009, by Jennifer Wright.
The Role of Archives Future of Archives Archives of the Future Cloud archives • Produce community engagement • Archival digitization – Connect records – Create a holistic representation • Support research Future of Archives Archives of the Future – – – – Virtual Digitized Born digital Cloud archives
Digital Archiving – Benefits • • • • • • • • • • Archive the traditional knowledge Keep material for present and future use Avoid duplication Protect rare material Preserve cultural heritage and history Reduce cost Reduce deterioration Worldwide access at any time, any device Maintains historical value No physical space required
The Purpose of Archives Why? •Courts use them to verify and protect the rights of individuals and groups •Police use them to review and re-open old criminal cases •Lawyers use them to settle old land claims and defend the government •Public servants and journalists study the records to learn how previous governments dealt with similar problems in the past. •Medical researchers use them to study the progress and treatment of diseases.
The Purpose of Archives contd. • Environmental researchers track climate change and pollution through historical data. • The public uses the records to verify and secure pensions and other entitlements. • Families trace their history through birth, death, marriage and land-ownership records. • Historians, authors and filmmakers access them as authentic sources of information about the past. • Communities use the archival records to identify and protect other valuable heritage resources such as local historical buildings (Wilson, 2004).
Conclusion • Archives of the future - easy to remember with new technologies • Web 2.0 technologies are currently being implemented by over 80% archives (Thorman, 2012) Thank You Department of National Archives, Sri Lanka
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