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Entries from January 2007

What is Information Anyway?

January 29th, 2007 · Comments Off · PhD Research, Terms & Definitions

Last week, I posted an access-based definition for the concept of archival materials to help establish the scope and context of my research into archives access systems. Like most definitions in the archives and records management literature, it leans heavily on the concept of information. However, this term is seldom defined further. It is usually [...]

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Archival Materials: A Practical Definition (con’t)

January 23rd, 2007 · 1 Comment · PhD Research, Terms & Definitions

Yesterday I posted and explained a practical definition for archival materials that works within the scope and context of my research on archives access systems: “archival materials are objects in any form that record information which is preserved for future use as a memory aid or proxy for a past event.” The broad nature of [...]

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Archival Materials: A Practical Definition

January 22nd, 2007 · 4 Comments · PhD Research, Terms & Definitions

In my PhD research I am investigating the nature of archives access systems and the enabling technologies and practices that can be used to improve these. I am currently in the process of establishing the scope and context for my investigation. This requires that a number of key concepts are defined so that I am [...]

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