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2016, Vol., No.47

  • 1.

    A Study on Management of Personal Archives : How to Make My Archive

    Choe, Yu Ri | YIM JIN HEE | 2016, (47) | pp.5~49 | number of Cited : 7
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    Compared with public archives, personal archives are likely to disappear if creators don’t preserve and manage them. So personal archives must be managed by oneself. But it’s difficult to manage their archives systematically for people who don’t have the expertise in archival science. Besides, there are not enough available informations. So this thesis suggests how to manage personal archives by two steps. First step is figuring out one’s own archives through analyzing one’s life by top-down approach and organizing them into collection. Second step is conducting archival appraisal by three steps and establishing classification schemes, describing them. Especially, this study adduce description elements using ISAD(G) for personal archives. this study also recommends using blogs on portal to manage one’s archives easily. But they don’t have the audit train and exporting function. So this thesis emphasizes the necessity of ‘customized archive blogs’. At conclusion, this study highlights the necessity of developing education programs and manuals for people who are trying to manage one’s own archives.
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    A Study on Management Present and Improvements of National Records Designation System

    Choi, Jae-Ho | Young Hak LEE | 2016, (47) | pp.51~91 | number of Cited : 1
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    This study is on management present and improvements on National Records Designation System. National Records Designation System is a system that supports management and preservation of changes of records designated by the government through consideration that such records are worth preserving permanently nationally among records acquired by individual or organization. This system is meaningful in a way that it established systematic foundation to hand down by informatizing historic private records which are in danger to be lost or damaged due to lack of proper care. However, compared to the number of designated records, the information that could be practically drawn from such records are limited. This triggered this study to be launched. National Archive sometimes promotes designation and management of National Designated records. Yet archival information service offering access of user to national designated records are very rare. I conducted survey and interview of managers, field research, and documentary research of 10 records holding institution that keeps national designated records currently. I considered that current management status of National Records Designation System can be figured out minutely through these research. As a result of such research, most of the records holding institutions offered display as their least archival information service. The objective of records informatization was to utilize the records. Also further plans on information service related to records and various utilization were suggested. records holding institution manager did not give positive answer on effect of designating national designated records and cooperation between National Archive. Support to National Archive only focused on preservation. For national designated records holding institution designated after 2011 were not getting proper support. In addition, National Archive’s support rarely met records holding institution’s need. In such circumstances, things to consider for improvements of National Records Designation System is as following. First, designation of national designated records should be based on the utilization of the record. Each records holding institution's willingness to utilize corresponding records and National Archive’s ability to draw the willingness out should be considered. Also, it shouldn’t be left as mere complementary policy of National Archive’s selecting policy. Second, for National Records Designation System to be managed permanently, it should be changed as the system that supports enhancement of private records management. The aim should point to the direction where private can manage and preserve the records on their own. Third, There needs to be changes on the subject and process of national designated records designation. National designated record is the record that was considered valuable by the government among private records. Thus, such records should be the best one to show private field. Accordingly, records that represent contemporary society and includ various states and contents should be chosen to be designated. Moreover, public discussion be formed by citizens and related professionals in order to properly select the record.
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    A Study on Job Satisfaction of Records Managers

    Yoo, Hyeon Gyeong | Kim Soojung | 2016, (47) | pp.95~130 | number of Cited : 8
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    The job satisfaction of records managers is of importance because it affects their work performance and retention. The purpose of this study is to investigate records managers’ job satisfaction and to identify factors affecting records manager’s job satisfaction to find the way to improve their job satisfaction. Specific questions of the study are as follows: 1) What is the job satisfaction of records managers? 2) Are factors affecting job satisfaction different depending on record managers’ personal characteristics? 3) What are the most influential factors on job satisfaction? To do that, questionnaires were used to gather data from 60 domestic records managers working in different types of records centers. Data analyses included descriptive statistics, one-way ANOVA, independent t-test, and multiple-regression analysis. Additionally, interviews with 2 record managers were conducted to collect opinions on factors affecting job dissatisfaction and recommendations for improving their job satisfaction. Important findings of the study are as follows: First, the respondents are moderately satisfied with their jobs (3.2 out of 5 points). The level of job satisfaction is different depending on years of career, years of employment, number of personnel the respondent is working with in the records center, and etc. The number of personnel the respondent is working with was found to be the most influential factor. Second, multiple-regression analysis result shows that motivation factors(satisfaction factors) are more influential than hygiene factors (dissatisfaction factors) on the respondents’ job satisfaction, which confirms Herzberg’s two factor theory. More specifically, ‘work ethic,’ one of motivator factors, has the greatest influence, followed by ‘procedural impartiality’, ‘communication’, ‘job characteristic’, ‘distributive justice’, and ‘working conditions.’ Based on the results, this study suggests several ways to improve record managers’ job satisfaction level. First, the awareness of records management should be increased. The respondents indicated that their job dissatisfaction is usually derived from a lack of the awareness of records management. Therefore, every chief of organizations, National Archives of Korea, and records managers themselves should try to raise the awareness of records management. Especially, records managers should make stronger efforts to attract the office’s attention. Second, records managers ought to establish their identity as records management profession. Also, they should participate in various activities of the archival community to overcome the limitation of individuals.
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    A Study on a Archivist’s Objectivity Based on Clifford Geertz’s anthropological Approach

    Youn, Eunha | 2016, (47) | pp.131~159 | number of Cited : 7
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    It has been basic value and fundamental philosophy for a long time for archivists to protect neutrality and objectivity in records management. The demands to maintain objectivity of records management is directly related to protect the administrative and legal evidence of records for fulfilling jurisdictional goal, and more fundamentally, it is related with the intrinsic nature of archives. As an archivists’ expertise is seems to be derived from ability to give objective-judge on record value, and candor to organize and classify records. Thus, the international Code of Ethics of archivists stipulates that all such obligations directly or indirectly. However, since Hans Booms and Terry Cook emphasized the social responsibility of archivists and highlighted the social power of archives, the discourse of archival objectivity gets to be given more attention to people. This article, following the cultural anthropologist Clifford Geertz’ interpretative methodology theory, examine the archival implications to adopt the theory, particularly from the perspective of objectivity and archival otherness.
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    A Study on the Survived Records Related to Building Cheongnamdae

    정상희 | 2016, (47) | pp.161~193 | number of Cited : 0
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    Cheongnamdae is public building which was built in 1983. Cheongnamda had been used for the exclusive villa for Presidents of Korea from then until 2003 when it opened to the public. Because of public building, public records would have been produced during the construction process. The records of public institutions are generally managed and destroyed according to retention schedule. Considering the retention schedule of those days, it is more likely that most of records which would show the accountability about building Cheongnamdae do not remain. But regardless of retention period, those records may be left, so we need to confirm existence of the records. The purpose of this study is to examine whether the records related to the construction remain or not. For the examination, I make a list of the records which are supposed to be created during the construction process. Then I identify whether those records are preserved in records-creating institutions or national archives or not. And I suggest the selection strategy of the records of existing public buildings and show the direction for managing the records of public buildings to be built.
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    Revising the Archives Law to Boost Commercial Records Facilities Industry : Issues & Tasks

    Soyeon Lee | 2016, (47) | pp.197~225 | number of Cited : 3
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    Korean archival community had continuously dealt with attempts at weakening the core of records and archives principles in the name of deregulation. In 2015, Korean government announced revisions of the Archives Law in order to boost uses of commercial records facilities by public institutions. As key concepts were unclear and understandings among stake-holders varied, a considerable degree of chaos and anxiety aroused. The amendment itself was held at National Assembly. The unresolved disputes rested, however, waiting for another attempt of similar nature. As the recognition propelled this paper, it aimed at reviewing major contending arguments and proposing future actions.
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    Records Management Business Analysis of Certified Electronic Document Center as the ‘External Electronic Records Storage Facilities’

    Kyungnam Lee | 2016, (47) | pp.227~254 | number of Cited : 2
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    The purpose of this study is to review whether Certified Electronic Document Center can perform electronic records preservation work as ‘external electronic records storage facilities’. It began with addressing the current state of Certified Electronic Document Center. And then reviewed the key concepts of archival science in archival science literature and the meaning of electronic records preservation. The results of the review pointed out that these concepts are confused depending on each designated community’s interests while the revision of the Archives Law. And finally we inspected whether Certified Electronic Document Center has an ability to perform the electronic records preservation work. For this, we compared and analyzed Archives Law, national archives’ standards and regulations related to Certified Electronic Document Center. As a result, we may confirm that the current Certified Electronic Document Center did not have the capability for records management.
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    A study on the Economic Analysis of Electronic Records & Archival Management in the Public Institutions

    Hyun, Moonsoo | 2016, (47) | pp.255~286 | number of Cited : 1
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    This study aims to propose a tool for a comparison of public electronic records management in a public institution and a private records management facility and to reveal the considerations prior to decisions on the way of management. For developing a tool, it chooses CoMMPER as a basic model and modifies it after reviewing existing cost models, because only CoMMPER can over public records management. Modified-CoMMPER is added a new cost area[Aquisition], and is modified and extended cost elements and generic cost factors for the comparison. Public institutions which consider whether commission the management of public electronic records can use Modified-CoMMPER for comparing economic impacts in terms of long-term preservation. To make a rational decision on the way of management based on the economic analysis, this study proposed 3 main task. Fist, the scope of the activities has to be defined, second, the cost-effectiveness has to be estimated base on the cost model, for example Modified-CoMMPER, third, policy-making for the management of public electronic records must be proceeded based on the various researches on the cost of records management.