U bent hier
Full text of my essay published in Frans Smit, Arnoud Glaudemans and Rienk Jonker (eds.), Archives in liquid times, Stichting Archiefpublicaties, 's Gravenhage, 2017.
A perfect match? Connecting partners in the labyrinth of information 1
In this essay I will give some insight into the results of my quest as an archivist2 to understand the fundamentals of information. It is not only about trying to understand the complexity, but mostly to grasp or grock this phenomenon. With the verb grock one indicates that he or she is to understand completely and thoroughly an object, subject or issue (Heinlein, 1961). At one point I was surprised to notice that the common perception of complexity of information and information management overshadows the relative simplicity of the outcome of the grocking.
As an archivist in Leeuwarden I am on an almost regular basis confronted with born digital information. I have to answer questions related to (functional) requirements and tenders for digital systems, change management, information architecture, system management, process development and management, migrations, and conversions. The answers have to be simple, preferably fitting on one page (e.g. as a checklist), because those who are asking are not interested in long considerations, reports and notes. Often there is not much time and quick decisions have to be made. It makes my job interesting, because old and new theories clash sometimes.
A couple of years ago I became
Veelgebruikte trefwoorden ed.
Termen en begrippen
Sites en/of Pagina's
- Archiefwiki - Terminologie
- DUTO - begrippen (wiki)
- Glossar ausgewählter archivfachlicher Begriffe
- A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology
- ICA - Multilingual Archival Terminology
- InterPares Glosssary
Any "information created, received, and maintained as evidence and information by an organization or person, in pursuance of legal obligations or in the transaction of business"
- In MoReq2010® a record may be further characterised as follows:
- It has an extensible set of metadata that describe it;
- It has one or more components that represent its content;
- It is classified with a business classification;
- It has a disposal schedule that describes explicitly if, how and when it willbe disposed of or destroyed;
- It belongs to an aggregation of records;
- Access to it is controlled and limited to authorised users;
- Its destruction may be prevented by a disposal hold; and
- It may be exported to another MCRS while retaining all of the characteristics listed above.