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dc.contributor.authorRobbin, Aliceen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-04-25T00:00:01Z
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:20:37Z
dc.date.issued1979en_US
dc.date.submitted2008-04-25en_US
dc.identifier.citationUnderstanding the machine readable numeric record: Archival challenges, with some comments on appraisal guidelines 1979, 4(1):5-17 Midwestern Archivisten_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105176
dc.description.abstractIn the past, raw information was frequently destroyed because it could not be stored, thereby precluding effective scholarly use of the materials. Today's computer technology allows preservation and compact storage of enormous quantities of highly detailed information. Maintenance of information in conventional paper format often required severe access restrictions to protect anonymity of particular cases, a problem which can be alleviated by utilizing the computer to delete or mask the identity of the individuals involved. The value of any archival record is enhanced by the existence of other sources, which when used in tandem more completely describe the social, administrative, or economic process. This is especially true of the machine readable record, where source materials from one file can be more easily linked with other files to provide more complete documentation of particular events and transactions, thus augmenting the potential value and increasing the analytic or explanatory potential of the original records.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectInformation Extractionen_US
dc.subjectSociologyen_US
dc.subjectArchivesen_US
dc.subjectResearch Methodsen_US
dc.subjectKnowledge Managementen_US
dc.subjectGovernment Informationen_US
dc.subjectInformation Scienceen_US
dc.subjectQuantitative Researchen_US
dc.subject.otherMachine readable recorden_US
dc.subject.otherInformation storageen_US
dc.subject.otherInformation preservationen_US
dc.subject.otherSocial researchen_US
dc.subject.otherStatistical dataen_US
dc.titleUnderstanding the machine readable numeric record: Archival challenges, with some comments on appraisal guidelinesen_US
dc.typeJournal (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalMidwestern Archivisten_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-04T13:30:31Z
html.description.abstractIn the past, raw information was frequently destroyed because it could not be stored, thereby precluding effective scholarly use of the materials. Today's computer technology allows preservation and compact storage of enormous quantities of highly detailed information. Maintenance of information in conventional paper format often required severe access restrictions to protect anonymity of particular cases, a problem which can be alleviated by utilizing the computer to delete or mask the identity of the individuals involved. The value of any archival record is enhanced by the existence of other sources, which when used in tandem more completely describe the social, administrative, or economic process. This is especially true of the machine readable record, where source materials from one file can be more easily linked with other files to provide more complete documentation of particular events and transactions, thus augmenting the potential value and increasing the analytic or explanatory potential of the original records.


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