The purpose of archiving is to build up a knowledge base for future reference. In order to play the leading roles in the 21st century, countries around the world are all effectively maintaining their historical archives; not only does it preserve records for future inquiry, it also will provide guidelines for political reference information. In addition to using state-of-the-art technology to preserve government records, we also expect to explore the tacit knowledge to set up milestone from these historical deeds. Therefore, we can seek for the best solution more efficiently. This article presents the development of the United States archival knowledge databases, including the organization of the authority, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and its “Electronic Records Archives (ERA)” project. At the end of this article, the authors summarize the characteristic of the United States archiving system, particularly on its vision, goal, strategy, and planning, as well as its efforts of providing more and better service. Furthermore, the authors propose three suggestions, and hope provide National Archives Administration some valuable recourses and references to develop the archival knowledge database.
|Translated title of the contribution||The Development of the Archival Knowledge Database in the United States|
|Original language||Traditional Chinese|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
- knowledge management
- archival knowledge database