O naturze i definicji informacji archiwalnej
Wanda Krystyna Roman, O naturze i definicji informacji archiwalnej, w: Archeion, t. 110, wyd. NDAP, Warszawa 207-2008, ss. 34-44
"On the Nature and Definition of Archival Information
For many decades the term of archival information has been defined rather carelessly
and used intuitively, although adequately and in keeping with the needs and discussions.
Due to the ambiguity of the term, its use in various contexts is not incorrect, however not
all the authors are aware of the multiplicity of its meanings.
Even specialists in the field of archiwal information found it difficult to avoid this
ambiguity. The intuitive understanding of „archival information” sometimes prevailed,
according to which it is defined as information related to the domain of archiving in all
its meanings. Defining archival information has not been an easy task mainly due to its
complex nature. Archival information can be understood as information that functions in
the archival environment, in all archival information systems, and – in its broadest meaning
– as primary source material and derivative information, both common and academic
(scientific). It is sometimes interpreted as information service. In a more narrow meaning,
it is understood as scholarly information that pertains, as specialist information, to the
archival domain. Then, it is the information on archives, on archiving and the content of
archival holdings. Most often – both in the past and at present, it occurs in connection with
a system and is understood as a system of archival information."
Źródło: Archeion, t. 110