Archives in The Digital Age

Preservation and the Right to be Forgotten

Volume 8 - Digital Tools and Uses SET Coordinated by Imad Saleh

Archives in The Digital Age

Abderrazak Mkadmi, Manouba University, Tunisia

ISBN : 9781786306760

Publication Date : July 2021

Hardcover 238 pp

165.00 USD



Archiving has become an increasingly complex process. The challenge is no longer how to store the data but how to store it intelligently, in order to exploit it over time, while maintaining its integrity and authenticity.

Digital technologies bring about major transformations, not only in terms of the types of documents that are transferred to and stored in archives, in the behaviors and practices of the humanities and social sciences (digital humanities), but also in terms of the volume of data and the technological capacity for managing and preserving archives (Big Data).

Archives in The Digital Age focuses on the impact of these various digital transformations on archives, and examines how the right to memory and the information of future generations is confronted with the right to be forgotten; a digital prerogative that guarantees individuals their private lives and freedoms.


1. Digital Archives: Elements of Definition.
2. Digital Archiving: Methods and Strategies.
3. Archives int he Age of Digital Humanities.
4. Digital Archiving and Big Data.
5. Preservation of Archives versus the Right to be Forgotten.

About the authors/editors

Abderrazak Mkadmi holds a PhD in Information and Communication Sciences from the University of Paris 8, France, and is a Research Professor at the Higher Institute of Documentation (Manouba University, Tunisia).

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