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Arhivska pedagogija kao dio procesa modernizacije arhivskih ustanova
Archival pedagogy as part of the modernization of archival institutions

Author(s): Ljerka Vuk
Subject(s): Archiving, Education and training
Published by: Arhiv Tuzlanskog kantona
Keywords: Cultural and educational activities of archives; educational system; educational function of archival institutions; archival pedagogy; archival educator;

Summary/Abstract: At the present time archives have become the focus of cultural, scientific and general social events, therefore the scope of archivistics has suffered certain amendments due the rapid it development, accumulation of knowledge and the growing importance of information science. During the second half of the XX century, archives enabled access to the general public and offered a number of services for citizens. Responding to the various needs of modern society, archives are obliged to swift adaptation in order to provide service and answers to the community in which they are acting. To provide a major step forward in the modernization of archival activity and ensure its progress and continued development, it is necessary to start with reorganization of archival system which emphasizes the needs of society and access to a wider range of users. In the course of the process of archival modernization, more and more attention is given to the activities in the area of archival pedagogy and to archival pedagogues or educators, now identified as „modern archivists“. The importance of educational activities is recognized as one of the main activity in archives along with the development and modernization. During the last couple of years in croatia, special attention is given to the archival pedagogy, because executives have realized its importance for the development and modernization of the institution. So far, archival pedagogy has not been systematically organized as an activity or terminologically defined, but recently there is more and more activities which generate conditions for the work of archival pedagogue. Currently, although the archival educator is required, he is still absent from the organizational structure and systematization of positions in archives. Through their work, archival educators would significantly change the current path of archival activities. That would create a new image - better recognition of archives in society, and the development and modernization of the archival service.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 17
  • Page Range: 337-352
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian