Archival Science

, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp 315–328 | Cite as

Event-based archival information organization

  • Jinfang NiuEmail author
Original Paper


Event-based information organization methods from other communities provide insights for rethinking archival information organization and redesigning archival description metadata. Differences between event and function are analyzed, and the possibility of using events as a kind of provenance to organize and describe archival information is discussed. Two approaches to redesigning archival description metadata are discussed: making the current narrative descriptions of archives management events more structured and replacing encoded archival description with a metadata framework based on recordkeeping and archives management events in records life cycle.


Events Provenance Archival description Event-based information organization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of InformationUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA

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