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Vita fläckar i arkiven : digital historia och digitala dokument i ideella organisationer

Nävelsö, Malin LU (2016) ABMM34 20161
Division of ALM
Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences
Abstract
This master’s thesis is about digital history and digital documents, studying attitudes and practises concerning this in some non-profit organizations. The study centres on how creators of archives handle their digital presence and on what they think about their digital material as part of their future history.

The study has two main theoretical starting points: one in document theory, centring on the digital age and one in history, concerning identities and the organization of the large people's movements in the late 19th and early 20th century.

The empirical study is based on interviews. The interviews give a picture of some of the ideas the studied organizations have about their digital presence and about their digital history. A... (More)
This master’s thesis is about digital history and digital documents, studying attitudes and practises concerning this in some non-profit organizations. The study centres on how creators of archives handle their digital presence and on what they think about their digital material as part of their future history.

The study has two main theoretical starting points: one in document theory, centring on the digital age and one in history, concerning identities and the organization of the large people's movements in the late 19th and early 20th century.

The empirical study is based on interviews. The interviews give a picture of some of the ideas the studied organizations have about their digital presence and about their digital history. A mapping of the organizations' digital presence connects the interviewed organizations ideas to what they are actually doing with their digital material. The organizations to interview was found with help from archivists at Skånes Arkivförbund, who handles archives mostly from non-profit organizations in the private archival sector.

The organizations handle digital questions in different ways, but all could see problems concerning saving and archiving. All organizations realized that their material could have a value for future scientific research and some of them saw it as an important tool for developing their own organization. Many of the informants seem to experience a lack of structure and an uncertainty about what routines and practises they should apply. The theoretical framework from document theory showed some interesting concepts for handling this frustration and work out sustainable notions considering digital material in non-profit organizations. (Less)
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author
Nävelsö, Malin LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Blank spots in the archives : Digital history and digital documents in non-profit organizations
course
ABMM34 20161
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
archival creators, digital history, document, documentation, Digital archive, digital presence, non-profit organizations, digitala arkiv, dokument
language
Swedish
id
8874961
date added to LUP
2016-06-10 09:42:56
date last changed
2016-06-10 09:42:56
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  abstract     = {This master’s thesis is about digital history and digital documents, studying attitudes and practises concerning this in some non-profit organizations. The study centres on how creators of archives handle their digital presence and on what they think about their digital material as part of their future history. 

The study has two main theoretical starting points: one in document theory, centring on the digital age and one in history, concerning identities and the organization of the large people's movements in the late 19th and early 20th century.

The empirical study is based on interviews. The interviews give a picture of some of the ideas the studied organizations have about their digital presence and about their digital history. A mapping of the organizations' digital presence connects the interviewed organizations ideas to what they are actually doing with their digital material. The organizations to interview was found with help from archivists at Skånes Arkivförbund, who handles archives mostly from non-profit organizations in the private archival sector. 

The organizations handle digital questions in different ways, but all could see problems concerning saving and archiving. All organizations realized that their material could have a value for future scientific research and some of them saw it as an important tool for developing their own organization. Many of the informants seem to experience a lack of structure and an uncertainty about what routines and practises they should apply. The theoretical framework from document theory showed some interesting concepts for handling this frustration and work out sustainable notions considering digital material in non-profit organizations.},
  author       = {Nävelsö, Malin},
  keyword      = {archival creators,digital history,document,documentation,Digital archive,digital presence,non-profit organizations,digitala arkiv,dokument},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vita fläckar i arkiven : digital historia och digitala dokument i ideella organisationer},
  year         = {2016},
}