Archives in the Digital Age: Standards, Policies and Tools discusses semantic web technologies and their increased usage in distributing archival material. Archives in the Digital Age is a useful manual for archivists and information specialists working in cultural heritage institutions, including archives, libraries, and museums, providing detailed analyses of how metadata and standards are used to manage archival material, and how this material is disseminated through the web using the Internet, the semantic web, and social media technologies.
Following an introduction from the author, Archives in the Digital Age is divided into five sections that explore archival description, digitization, the preservation of archives, the promotion of archival material through social media, and current trends in archival science.
1. Archival description
2. Archival management software
4. Digital preservation
5. Promoting archival material in the Social Web
6. Archival integration and dissemination: The trends
7. Archival information sources: A survival’s kit
Lina Bountouri is as a full-time IT Services Officer in the Publications Office of the European Union, where she works on the management and implementation of Semantic Web and digital preservation projects. In the past, she has worked as an Archivist and Information Scientist in the General State Archives of Greece (Central Service) and as a part-time Academic Lecturer in the Department of Library Science and Information Systems (Technological Institute of Education, Athens), teaching archives management and history of administration in Greece and in the European Union. She is a Member of various scientific committees and participates as a Researcher in the activities of the Database and Information Systems Research Group of the Department of Archives, Library Science and Museology (Ionian University). She has published scientific works in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Her research interests are oriented to metadata interoperability issues in libraries, archives and museums, while she is also interested in other topics, such as the use of Semantic Web technologies and Social Media in cultural heritage institutions. In the past, she has worked in the development of libraries and archives information systems and in digital libraries.