Impact of Digital Archives and Collections on Economic Research: Current Issues and Challenges

Aleksić, Vesna and Minović, Jelena (2018) Impact of Digital Archives and Collections on Economic Research: Current Issues and Challenges. In: Digital transformation : new challenges and business opportunities. Silver and Smith Publishers, London, pp. 127-147. ISBN 978-1-9993029-4-8

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In contemporary society, electronic sources are an example of new and changing models of information delivery. The access to the digitised information through electronic sources, such as e-journals, consortiums, online databases and other similar resources facilitates the preservation, access, and sharing of an original document to the researchers worldwide. Therefore, a number of measures are being taken in the field all over the world to conserve and preserve the knowledge of the past and present it to future generations. Digital archives and collections provide greater opportunities for researchers to inspect and use important historical materials with increased convenience. Digital content can be browsed easily and searched, indexed or collated instantly. Most importantly, it can be linked to ‘web’ of other content, either locally or globally via the internet. However, within the field of information science, little attention has been paid to the issue of how much impact the projects of digitising archival collections has had on actual historical research publications. Digitisation is a complex process, and there are concrete benefits to be realised from various types of digitisation projects. These can be summarised into following categories: access, support of preservation activities, development of collections, institutional and strategic benefits, and research and education. Little has been done, especially in Serbia, to determine the direct relationship between digital resources and scientific research. Through the research of contemporary practice, this paper seeks to explain the importance of forming digital archives and collections for future economic research in Serbia.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: COBISS.ID=512538978
Uncontrolled Keywords: digital archives, digital collections, Digital Social Science, economic research, innovation
Research Department: Other
Depositing User: Jelena Banovic
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2019 14:27
Last Modified: 18 May 2020 19:10

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