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A Case Study on the Documentation in a Disaster Area - On the Basis of Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake -

  • The Korean Journal of Archival Studies
  • 2009, (21), pp.85-116
  • Publisher : Korean Society Of Archival Studies
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science

Miyoung Lee 1

1명지대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

Records are the social memory storage including collective memory about region, it is impossible to put into and represent all aspects of society with only public records. Japan showed the possibilities of cooperative collecting and the positive records producing and collecting efforts between organizations, even if it was not accomplished by systemic documentation strategy. Some characteristics were found out when this case was reviewed, it is as follows. To begin with, it is the cooperation and share in collecting. Especially, the activities of private organizations look better than public organizations and the cooperative collecting efforts lead to transmit much more social memory and historical records to next generation. Secondly, it is the positive records producing and collecting. The private organizations also left many records of various activities of those one accord. They recognized that recording experience and leaving behind is the survivors' responsibility. We cannot help recognizing the growth of a sense of duty and historical consciousness to record their own experience with undergoing big disaster, earthquake. Thirdly, there was no limit when it comes to the collecting scope. All records related with people and place in disaster area were the target for collecting just like slogan, 'Let's transmit records to next generation as much as possible', 'Common records and resources deserve leaving, because it is important life's information proving situations of the time. We were able to confirm the high will and enthusiasm about 'how, what and why do we transmit something of society to next generation' in this case.

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