Section for Archives and Technology

Welcome to the Section for Archives and Technology

The Section for Archives and Technology is concerned with building a community of practice and research around the intersection of archives, records and technology. To this end, we aim to provide a forum for discussion and support to help practitioners keep abreast of developments, and work towards best practice in the curation of digitised and born digital materials, and their discovery and use. Topics of interest to the Section include:

  • preservation, accessibility and usability of both born-digital and digitised material;
  • the creation, extraction and authentication of data and metadata for the effective and reliable intellectual control of material;
  • digitally held finding aids and enhanced electronic search for effective discovery;
  • relevant data standards and protocols;
  • digitisation initiatives for conservation and access;
  • the security and architecture of online and offline information systems;
  • forensic processing of digital objects and media.

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