A.S. Lovtsov, All-Russian Archival Science and Records Management Research Institute (VNIIDAD)

Problems of digital archival documents’ use and digitized copies of archival documents in studies of the contemporary Russian archivists

Abstract: The article analyzes the research publications of the contemporary Russian archivists on problems of digital archival documents’ use and digitized copies of archival documents in state and municipal archives of the Russian Federation, implementation of “digital archives” and “digital reading rooms” system, the Internet-publishing of archival documents and organization of virtual exhibitions of archival documents. The author paid attention to the experience of specific federal or regional archival institutions in archival documents’ digitization. Peculiarities of usage of the archival documents, initially created in digital form, are pointed out in the article.

Keywords: archival documents, digital archival documents, digitized copies, archival documents’ use, archivists, research studies.