Archival Records and Training in the Age of Big Data

Richard Marciano, Victoria Lemieux, Mark Charles Hedges, Maria Esteva, William Underwood, Michael Kurtz, Mark Conrad

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For decades, archivists have been appraising, preserving, and providing access to digital records by using archival theories and methods developed for paper records. However, production and consumption of digital records are informed by social and industrial trends and by computer and data methods that show little or no connection to archival methods. The purpose of this chapter is to reexamine the theories and methods that dominate records practices. The authors believe that this situation calls for a formal articulation of a new transdiscipline, which they call computational archival science (CAS).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRe-Envisioning the MLS: Perspectives on the Future of Library and Information Science Education
Subtitle of host publicationAdvances in Librarianship, Volume 44B
EditorsJohnna Percell, Lindsay C. Sarin, Paul T. Jaeger, John Carlo Bertot
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78754-884-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-78754-885-5
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Librarianship
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing
ISSN (Print)0065-2830


  • Computational archival science
  • CAS
  • archival thinking
  • computational thinking


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