The Importance of Context for Digitized Archival Collections

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Show simple item record Vajcner, Mark. 2009-09-24T21:59:52Z 2009-09-24T21:59:52Z 2008-04
dc.description Journal article published in the Journal of the Association for History and Computing. Selecting "view/open" will launch the full-text article in another browser window. en_US
dc.description.abstract Archival theory and practice have evolved to ensure the evidential value of records. The context of a record is fundamentally important to this process. While the publication of selected archival documents has always posed problems, this is now greatly amplified in the digital age. This article investigates some of the possible consequences of a loss of context in digital collections and encourages archivists to develop advanced finding aids linking contextual information to digitized materials. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher American Association for History and Computing en_US
dc.subject Archives en_US
dc.subject Digital collections en_US
dc.title The Importance of Context for Digitized Archival Collections en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.authorstatus Faculty en_US
dc.description.peerreview yes en_US

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