Archives in the digital age: Preservation and the right to be forgotten

Abderrazak Mkadmi*

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages210
ISBN (Electronic)9781119825029
ISBN (Print)9781786306760
Publication statusPublished - Apr 23 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science

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