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Ansvarets otydlighet : en diskursiv studie om Riksarkivets arbete med FGS:er

Lilja Englund, Erica LU and Csernak, Ida LU (2018) ABMM34 20181
Division of ALM and Digital Cultures
Abstract
The digitalization of the Swedish public sector has led to new responsibilities for the Swedish
National Archives, Riksarkivet. This study investigates the Swedish National archives’
responsibility regarding the common specifications also known as CS. CS are, in short,
standardization requirements for transcription metadata in the context of e-archives.
The purpose of this thesis is to make visible the Swedish National Archives’ role regarding
the responsibility of the common specifications. The starting point is the directions given to
the National Archives by the Swedish government and how these directions reflect the
expectations of the government regarding the National Archives’ role in the digitalization of
the Swedish public... (More)
The digitalization of the Swedish public sector has led to new responsibilities for the Swedish
National Archives, Riksarkivet. This study investigates the Swedish National archives’
responsibility regarding the common specifications also known as CS. CS are, in short,
standardization requirements for transcription metadata in the context of e-archives.
The purpose of this thesis is to make visible the Swedish National Archives’ role regarding
the responsibility of the common specifications. The starting point is the directions given to
the National Archives by the Swedish government and how these directions reflect the
expectations of the government regarding the National Archives’ role in the digitalization of
the Swedish public sector. Other governmental agencies are additional key figures in the
discursive interaction that influence how the role of the Swedish National Archives’ role is
constructed. This discursive interaction is the theoretical foundation of our thesis.
CS as a standardization tool is the study’s gateway into the digitalization of the public sector,
due to the fact that metadata is the infrastructure behind e-archives. Therefore, metadata
standardization is a central and fundamental part in the digitization process in Sweden. This
thesis stems from the context of the Swedish e-government and how the Swedish
Government’s regulation affects the Swedish National Archives’ responsibility.
The material we’ve analyzed are public policy documents from the Swedish Government and
the Swedish National Archives. The material also contains reports regarding the digitalization
of the public sector. Our method has consisted of two parts, the first part consists of a content
analysis method combined with a bibliometric tool and the second part consists of a discourse
analysis method which we have combined with institutional theory in our analysis.
The study has found that the Swedish National Archives’ responsibility in regards to the work
with CS is obscure. The expectations from both the Government and the Government
agencies are higher than the work that has been currently done on the matter. Several reports
and investigations from the Government shows that the guidance from the Swedish National
Archives needs to be clearer and more direct, this is something that both the Swedish
National Archives and the Government agencies proclaim. (Less)
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  abstract     = {The digitalization of the Swedish public sector has led to new responsibilities for the Swedish
National Archives, Riksarkivet. This study investigates the Swedish National archives’
responsibility regarding the common specifications also known as CS. CS are, in short,
standardization requirements for transcription metadata in the context of e-archives.
The purpose of this thesis is to make visible the Swedish National Archives’ role regarding
the responsibility of the common specifications. The starting point is the directions given to
the National Archives by the Swedish government and how these directions reflect the
expectations of the government regarding the National Archives’ role in the digitalization of
the Swedish public sector. Other governmental agencies are additional key figures in the
discursive interaction that influence how the role of the Swedish National Archives’ role is
constructed. This discursive interaction is the theoretical foundation of our thesis.
CS as a standardization tool is the study’s gateway into the digitalization of the public sector,
due to the fact that metadata is the infrastructure behind e-archives. Therefore, metadata
standardization is a central and fundamental part in the digitization process in Sweden. This
thesis stems from the context of the Swedish e-government and how the Swedish
Government’s regulation affects the Swedish National Archives’ responsibility.
The material we’ve analyzed are public policy documents from the Swedish Government and
the Swedish National Archives. The material also contains reports regarding the digitalization
of the public sector. Our method has consisted of two parts, the first part consists of a content
analysis method combined with a bibliometric tool and the second part consists of a discourse
analysis method which we have combined with institutional theory in our analysis.
The study has found that the Swedish National Archives’ responsibility in regards to the work
with CS is obscure. The expectations from both the Government and the Government
agencies are higher than the work that has been currently done on the matter. Several reports
and investigations from the Government shows that the guidance from the Swedish National
Archives needs to be clearer and more direct, this is something that both the Swedish
National Archives and the Government agencies proclaim.},
  author       = {Lilja Englund, Erica and Csernak, Ida},
  keyword      = {ALM,Archives,e-archive,archival studies,digitization,the Swedish National archives,CS,common specifications,responsibility,governance,the Swedish Government,standardization,metadata,e-government,discourse analysis,institutional theory,content analysis,bibliometric tool,policy documents,policy analysis,ABM,e-arkiv,arkivvetenskap,digitalisering},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ansvarets otydlighet : en diskursiv studie om Riksarkivets arbete med FGS:er},
  year         = {2018},
}