Comma

Archives as partners in identity-shaping processes through user involvement and dialogues - a Scandinavian point of view

Comma (2013), 2013, (1), 93–102.

Abstract

The article outlines the experience of Scandinavian archives in applying a dialogue-based method in relation to users through Web 2.0 platforms and analogue meetings in a strategic combination. Interactivity, user involvement, and crowd sourcing are keywords in the process, which seen from an analogue perspective takes place in the archives building as workshops, discussion groups, classes, and city walks, and on Web 2.0 platforms such as Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, and Twitter. The method supports democratic procedures in the planning of the city and the landscape through the use of archives. Emphasis has especially been made to reach young people through segmented platforms. The article also intends to discuss potential pitfalls of the work method, which could be an attack on professionalism and on context. It draws on cases from Aalborg City Archives (Denmark) which are put into the context of other Scandinavian examples.

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Jensen, Bente