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ERIC Number: ED359947
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 76
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of Computerization on Archival Finding Aids: A RAMP Study.
Kitching, Christopher
This report is based on a questionnaire sent to 32 selected National Archives and on interviews with archivists from eight countries. Geared to the needs of developing countries, the report covers: (1) the impact of computerization on finding aids; (2) advantages and problems of computerization, including enhanced archival control, integration of paper and nonpaper materials, new opportunities for information management, identification of appropriate hardware and software, staff training needs, and funding needs; and (3) current research and development in the areas of standards for archival description, control of terminology and concepts, data exchange formats, networks, and new technology. Several concrete examples illustrate the discussion. A list of countries participating in the study is included. (Contains 95 references.) (KRN)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: International Council on Archives, Paris (France).
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). General Information Programme.; United Nations Intergovernmental System of Information in Science and Technology.