Archives in the Digital Age

Archives in the Digital Age

Standards, Policies and Tools

1st Edition - June 3, 2017

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  • Author: Lina Bountouri
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781843347774
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780634586

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Archives in the Digital Age: Standards, Policies and Tools discusses semantic web technologies and their increased usage in distributing archival material. The book is a useful manual for archivists and information specialists working in cultural heritage institutions, including archives, libraries, and museums, providing detailed analyses of how metadata and standards are used to manage archival material, and how this material is disseminated through the web using the Internet, the semantic web, and social media technologies. Following an introduction from the author, the book is divided into five sections that explore archival description, digitization, the preservation of archives, the promotion of archival material through social media, and current trends in archival science.

Key Features

  • Addresses the most important issues within the archival community, covering current trends and the future of archival science
  • Presents an original perspective on the use of social media by archival institutions
  • Provides innovative, interdisciplinary research that incorporates archives and information management
  • Discusses the dissemination of archival material using semantic web technologies


Archivists; Metadata specialists; Students of Archives; Library and Information Science; Cataloguers; Digital curators; Academic lecturers in the field of Archives, Library and Information Science

Table of Contents

  • 1 Archival description

    2 Archival management software

    3 Digitization

    4 Digital preservation

    5 Promoting archival material in the Social Web

    6 Archival integration and dissemination: The trends

    7 Archival information sources: A survival’s kit

Product details

  • No. of pages: 108
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2017
  • Published: June 3, 2017
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781843347774
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780634586

About the Author

Lina Bountouri

Lina Bountouri is as a full-time IT Services Officer in the Publications Office of the European Union, where she works on the management and implementation of Semantic Web and digital preservation projects. In the past, she has worked as an Archivist and Information Scientist in the General State Archives of Greece (Central Service) and as a part-time Academic Lecturer in the Department of Library Science and Information Systems (Technological Institute of Education, Athens), teaching archives management and history of administration in Greece and in the European Union. She is a Member of various scientific committees and participates as a Researcher in the activities of the Database and Information Systems Research Group of the Department of Archives, Library Science and Museology (Ionian University). She has published scientific works in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Her research interests are oriented to metadata interoperability issues in libraries, archives and museums, while she is also interested in other topics, such as the use of Semantic Web technologies and Social Media in cultural heritage institutions. In the past, she has worked in the development of libraries and archives information systems and in digital libraries.

Affiliations and Expertise

Academic lecturer, Department of Library Science and Information Systems, Technological Institute of Education, Athens, Greece and Archivist and Information Scientist, General State Archives of Greece (Central Service)

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