Records Management Journal: Volume 30 Issue 2


Table of contents - Special Issue: Technology and records management: disrupt or be disrupted?

Guest Editors: Julie McLeod, Richard Marciano

A discussion frame for explaining records that are based on algorithmic output

Herbjørn Andresen

The purpose of this paper is to raise attention within the records management community about evolving demands for explanations that make it possible to understand the…

Working in contexts for which transparency is important: A recordkeeping view of explainable artificial intelligence (XAI)

Jenny Bunn

This paper aims to introduce the topic of explainable artificial intelligence (XAI) and reports on the outcomes of an interdisciplinary workshop exploring it. It reflects…

Natural language processing and machine learning as practical toolsets for archival processing

Tim Hutchinson

This study aims to provide an overview of recent efforts relating to natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning applied to archival processing, particularly…

Algorithmic methods to explore the automation of the appraisal of structured and unstructured digital data

Basma Makhlouf Shabou, Julien Tièche, Julien Knafou, Arnaud Gaudinat

This paper aims to describe an interdisciplinary and innovative research conducted in Switzerland, at the Geneva School of Business Administration HES-SO and supported by…


Internet of things in the archives: novel tools for environmental monitoring of archival collections

Monica Maceli

Cultural heritage archives rely on environmental monitoring devices, such as dataloggers or more complex networked systems, to ensure collection preservation through…

A record-keeping approach to managing IoT-data for government agencies

Thomas Sødring, Petter Reinholdtsen, David Massey

Particular attention to the issue of information management will be required to meet the expected growth in IoT-devices and the data they generate. As government agencies…


The potential for collaboration between AI and archival science in processing data from the French great national debate

Marie-Anne Chabin

The purpose of this paper is to show how archival expertise and diplomatic analysis can enrich the documentary corpuses analyzed by artificial intelligence tools. Here…

Archiving experience: an exploration of the challenges of preserving virtual reality

Zack Lischer-Katz

This paper aims to explore the opportunities and challenges that immersive virtual reality (VR) technologies pose for archival theory and practice.

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