Finding Balance Between Archival Principles and Real-Life Practices in an Institutional Repository
Today’s archivists struggle to find a balance between theory and practice in their professional duties, especially when tasked with designing and implementing an institutional repository. This article explores the intersections between theory and real-life practice through a discussion of relevant archival theory and realistic advice, and an examination of how some of these theories were, or were not, applied in the development of the Carolina Digital Repository (CDR), the institutional repository at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC).
Les archivistes d’aujourd’hui ont beaucoup de mal à trouver un juste équilibre entre la théorie et la pratique dans leurs tâches professionnelles, surtout quand ils doivent conceptualiser et mettre en place un dépôt d’archives institutionnel. Cet article explore les croisements entre la pratique par le biais d’une analyse de la théorie archivistique pertinente et des conseils réalistes, puis il examine comment certaines de ces théories ont servi ou pas au développement de la Carolina Digital Repository (CDR), le dépôt d’archives institutionnel de la University of North Carolina à Chapel Hill (UNC).
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