The Autological Constitution of Digital Cultural Artefacts


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The Autological Constitution of Digital Cultural Artefacts

Show simple item record Marton, Attila 2014-03-27T13:08:16Z 2014-03-27T13:08:16Z 2014-03-27
dc.description.abstract The societal shift from writing to printing to information and communication technologies has been accompanied by a shift in the structure of social memory that seems to threaten our capability to remember. Within this context, a preliminary analysis is offered on the impact of the digitization of cultural heritage on the ways social memory is being organized by memory institutions (archives, libraries and museums) attempting to bring their repositories online. Informed by the work of Niklas Luhmann and Elena Esposito, the paper addresses the problem of an ICT driven organization of cultural heritage transforming information objects into autological, self-describing digital information objects. The research aims to contribute the notion of memory as a counter-concept to the discussion on information and its technologies in the information systems field and related domains such as organization studies and the social study of ICT. It also advocates the necessity to focus more on the implications of ICT on the ways social memory is structured. en_US
dc.format.extent 23 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.subject.other Social memory en_US
dc.subject.other Digital libraries en_US
dc.subject.other Digital information objects en_US
dc.subject.other ICT en_US
dc.title The Autological Constitution of Digital Cultural Artefacts en_US
dc.type cp en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for IT-Ledelse en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort ITM en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of IT Management en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort ITM en_US
dc.description.notes Paper presented at the 3rd Latin American and European Meeting on Organization Studies (LAEMOS), 7–10 April 2010, Buenos Aires. Sub-theme 4: Digital media, information and organizations en_US Buenos Aires en_US
dc.publisher.year 2010 en_US
dc.title.subtitle An Analysis of the Implications of ICT on Memory Organizations en_US

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