• Kári Einarsson
4. term, Master of Information and Records Management (Continuing education) (Continuing Education Programme (Master))
This Master’s thesis sets out to analyse the implementation of digital archiving in Iceland on both a national and a municipal level. The thesis uses secondary data from the National Archives of Iceland and original interviews with archivists and records managers outside the National archives in its analysis. The study shows that the number of entities subject to an obligation of transfer that transfer digital data to the National Archives of Iceland is increasing. Though, there is still a long way to go before all public data can be preserved digitally in the long term. Funding, professional recordkeeping and the dissemination of information all play a key role in ensuring that institutions adopt digital archiving successfully. Regional archives are currently not equipped with the necessary infrastructure or manpower to conduct digital transfer. There is a clear need to reconsider the legislation surrounding municipal archiving.
LanguageEnglish
Publication date31 May 2018
Number of pages60
ID: 280195376