Closing an Era: Historical Perspectives on Modern Archives by Richard J. Cox

By Richard J. Cox

The significance of files in glossy society is explored by way of re-examining the various historic antecedents for serious services within the glossy files professions. the inducement for penning this ebook comes from a conviction of the significance of documents and documents pros in corporations and society, in addition to the necessity to own a much better feel of the occasions, tendencies, humans, debates, and controversies generating the trendy documents professions.

Archivists and documents managers have tended to the significance in their old antecedents, ignoring the truth that a few of the present debates and matters prior to the occupation aren't new yet embedded within the ancient evolution of the documents professions. Re-examining the various ancient origins is helping files pros to think again their challenge to regulate documents for the advantage of corporations and of all of society. Such second look additionally is helping to remind files pros and others that the worries generated by means of new digital recordkeeping applied sciences aren't new in any respect yet equipped deep in the cloth of conventional documents production and administration.

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