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Estado de la producción científica en Archivística y archivos en América Latina 2000-2009. Una aproximación

Author(s): Sebastián Alejandro Marín Agudelo

Journal: Revista Interamericana de Bibliotecología
ISSN 0120-0976

Volume: 34;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 257;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Archivistics | archives | archivistic research | scientific output | Latin America.

Archivistic research is taking momentum in the region due to the new contexts in Latin American societies thriving to become information and knowledge societies. Accordingly the “information, knowledge and society research group” in the Universidad de Antioquia Escuela Interamericana de Bibliotecología has configurated the “Archives, Memory and Society” line to study archives and their possible relationships with society as means opening discussion and debate spaces leading to common interdisciplinary and research routes. This article present the results of the second stage of the “State of art in Archivistics and archives: Latin America 2000-2009”, comprising the search, selection and systematization of the Archivistics and archives scientific output in that period. The research tendencies and the Latin American strengths and weaknesses were identified and also the thematic, mayor interest themes, methodologies, more frequently used techniques, preferred spreading media and more productive regional authors. Finally the article offers some brief conclusions about the raising but still insufficient archivistic research in Latin America.
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