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Heritage, Records & Trust: Understanding societyʼs past through social media?
CHI'12 (2012)
  • Elizabeth M. Shaffer, University of British Columbia
  • Lisa P. Nathan, University of British Columbia
Abstract
The relationship between the archival concept of the record requires examination and analysis in a social media context. If there is a desire to systematically collect and preserve accounts of daily life, archival theory must account for changing information systems, both the tools and the practices through which we engage them. At the same time system designers need to draw upon contemporary archival theory. The field of human computer interaction is uniquely positioned to work with archivists to both inform archival theory and to be informed by archival theory in recognition of the longer-term, multi-lifespan functions information systems play in the creation of the world’s documentary heritage.
Keywords
  • Archival theory,
  • Records,
  • Societal heritage,
  • Memory,
  • Trust,
  • Social media,
  • Information practice
Publication Date
May, 2012
Comments
Copyright 2012 Elizabeth M. Shaffer and Lisa P. Nathan
Citation Information
Elizabeth M. Shaffer and Lisa P. Nathan. "Heritage, Records & Trust: Understanding societyʼs past through social media?" CHI'12 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/elizabeth_shaffer/7/