Governance of Digital Memories in the Era of Big Data
This special issue of the Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies (JCAS) addresses ethical issues regarding the governance of institutional memories in a digital context and seeks to shine a light on the values of accountability, credibility, transparency, quality, respect for identities and human agency. Topics include the future of the archive in the digital age, ethical issues with cloud computing and the digitization of cultural heritage and an examination of our digital legacy.
The JCAS Editorial Board would like to thank Alessia Ghezzi and Ângela Guimarães Pereira from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC) in Ispra, Italy and Estefanía Aguilar Moreno from the Institute of New Imaging Technologies in Castellón de la Plana, Spain for their initial proposal of this special issue and their service as coordinators between the Board and our authors, who come from Canada, the United Kingdom, Hungary and Lithuania. This international collaboration would not have been possible without their efforts.