A modern, complex, information-rich society requires that archivists reexamine their role as selectors. The changing structure of modern institutions and the use of sophisticated technologies have altered the nature of records, and only a small portion of the vast documentation can be kept. Archivists are challenged to select a lasting record, but they lack techniques to support this decision-making. Documentation strategies are proposed to respond to these problems.
Research Article| April 01 1986
Who Controls the Past
The American Archivist (1986) 49 (2): 109–124.
Helen Samuels; Who Controls the Past. The American Archivist 1 April 1986; 49 (2): 109–124. doi: https://doi.org/10.17723/aarc.49.2.t76m2130txw40746
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