Archival Appraisal Strategy and policy for documentation of Contemporary Society

동시대의 기록화를 지향한 보존기록 평가선별에 관한 제언

  • Received : 2014.09.26
  • Accepted : 2014.10.17
  • Published : 2014.10.30


This paper is a discussion on the archival appraisal system that operates to document big events of the society or major public policies. The writer brought up three suggestions; the first is to develop documentation strategy to select archives at the same time it is created. This means that what matters is the scenes contained in the archives, and therefore they must reflect as wide social context as possible, which the writer considered as being caused by the change of thinking on the value of archives. The second is to develop tools to acquire archives that satisfy such strategy. The third is the sustainability of such documentation strategy and archival acquisition methods. Regarding this point, the writer discussed the problems of current national archival system of Korea.