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Marčetić, H. (2019). Transformative power of information: managing personal history and culture in migration. Paper presented at Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science, Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 16-19, 2019.. Information research
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Transformative power of information: managing personal history and culture in migration
2019 (English)In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction. This study explores how personal information management practices could be used to help migrating individuals manage their cultural heritage legacies and to investigate how digital collections of libraries, archives, museums and other information institutions could be utilised by individuals to support further discovery of and learning about their cultural heritages.

Method. This paper presents the results of a qualitative research study conducted on a purposive sample of 10 Croatian expatriates living in Europe and on expatriates from various countries living in Croatia. Participants were interviewed about their personal information management practices with a focus on immigration experiences and cultural information needs. Participants used an information source relevant for their personal collections or needs and described their experiences in semi-structured diaries.

Results. Migration motivates people to assess the value of personal information and objects and to invest their effort in describing, safeguarding and sharing documents or items with significant value. A stronger motivation exists for using libraries, archives and museum collections when a need arises resulting from a knowledge gap about items in personal collections.

Conclusions. Personal information management practices can make a significant difference in managing personal cultural heritage legacy. Collections of information institutions can constitute a part of those practices.

National Category
Information Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-22290 (URN)
Conference
Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science, Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 16-19, 2019.
Available from: 2019-12-19 Created: 2019-12-19 Last updated: 2020-01-09Bibliographically approved
Mičunović, M., Marčetić, H. & Krtalić, M. (2016). Data organization and preservation in the context of digital and networked media: public’s attitudes, habits and practices in relation to digital curation of personal digital data. Libellarium, 9(2)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Data organization and preservation in the context of digital and networked media: public’s attitudes, habits and practices in relation to digital curation of personal digital data
2016 (English)In: Libellarium, ISSN 1846-8527, Vol. 9, no 2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper presents the results of a small scale survey on attitudes, habits and practices of Croatian working population in relation to digital curation of personal digital data. The survey was driven by the following research questions: What are the attitudes of working population towards organizing and safekeeping digital documents that they create in everyday life? To what extent is personal digital archiving among working population a planned activity or just a side-effect of generating content in the digital environment? How do they organize and preserve digital data and documents, both offline and online? What are their attitudes to digital afterlife and digital legacy? Data has been collected in the period from November 2015 to January 2016 through an online questionnaire distributed through online social networks and e-mails aiming to reach the employed population in the age group from 18 to 65 in Croatia. The analysis of the results shows detailed behaviour patterns when it comes to preservation practices as well as attitudes towards taking responsibility for safekeeping personal digital data and documents. The results are also discussed in the light of the implication that these issues may have on user studies and services in libraries and archives.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Zadar, Osijek: , 2016
Keywords
personal digital archiving, data organization, preservation, digital curation
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15976 (URN)10.15291/libellarium.v9i2.258 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-04-12 Created: 2019-04-12 Last updated: 2019-04-12Bibliographically approved
Mičunović, M., Marčetić, H. & Krtalić, M. (2016). Literature and Writers in the Digital Age: A Small-Scale Survey of Contemporary Croatian Writers’ Organization and Preservation Practices. Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture, 45(1), 2-16
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Literature and Writers in the Digital Age: A Small-Scale Survey of Contemporary Croatian Writers’ Organization and Preservation Practices
2016 (English)In: Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture, ISSN 2195-2957, Vol. 45, no 1, p. 2-16Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Authors and other creative workers today are faced with the (r)evolution of digital technology and media that slowly change and challenge the way they create, disseminate, and preserve their work. The purpose of this paper is to explore the attitudes, habits, and practices of contemporary Croatian writers in a small-scale sample in terms of the creation, organization, and preservation of digital documents and various literary forms. Data was collected through semi-structured interviews with nine contemporary Croatian writers and examined through narrative analysis of the interview transcripts. The research highlighted areas that need to be more thoroughly considered when we are dealing with issues of personal digital archiving, digital legacies, and the preservation of digital cultural heritage in general. In-depth interviews with respondents indicated one particularly important issue: that preserving the context of their work is as important as preserving the work itself.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin/Boston: , 2016
Keywords
Personal Digital Archiving, Preservation, Digital Literary Legacy, Croatian Literature, Croatian Writers
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15978 (URN)10.1515/pdtc-2015-0028 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-04-12 Created: 2019-04-12 Last updated: 2019-04-12Bibliographically approved
Krtalić, M. & Marčetić, H. (2016). Personal digital information archiving among students of social sciences and humanities. Information research, 21(2)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Personal digital information archiving among students of social sciences and humanities
2016 (English)In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 21, no 2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction. As both academic citizens and active participants in information society who use information, students produce huge amounts of personal digital data and documents. It is therefore important to raise questions about their awareness, responsibility, tendencies and activities they undertake to preserve their collective digital heritage.

Method. A survey was conducted amongst students from four different Croatian universities. 227 online questionnaires were completed.

Analysis. Quantitative analysis was used to describe the students' answers and to identify their habits and practices of archiving personal digital information.

Results. There is a positive correlation between respondents who are aware of the importance of managing digital data and documents and those who actually put an effort into it. Students often plan their activities when it comes to a preservation process, but mostly for the data and documents they view as important or that they might need in the future. Students' managing practices are primarily based on organizing documents into folders by the criteria of document type and importance, while using specific tools to manage their collections is very rare.

Conclusions. Humanities and social sciences students are aware of their private digital legacy, and they endeavour to manage and archive it using basic, common organizing strategies and practices.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Borås: , 2016
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15979 (URN)
Available from: 2019-04-24 Created: 2019-04-24 Last updated: 2019-04-29Bibliographically approved
Marčetić, H. (2015). Exploring the methods and practises of personal digital information archiving among the student population. ProInflow, 1, 29-40
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring the methods and practises of personal digital information archiving among the student population
2015 (English)In: ProInflow, ISSN 1804–2406, Vol. 1, p. 29-40Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The issue of personal archiving is one often raised in the context of the fast changing digital era. Even among the "informationally literate" personal digital archiving is more often simply a side-effect of generating content in the digital environment than a planned activity. The aim of this paper is to research the extent to which the student population employs the doctrines of digital curation, digital preservation and digital stewardship. This group is interesting for examining in this context because of the unique mixture of formal, mainly scholarly, and personal information that they govern in their day to day activities and in digital formats. Some of the information that this research attempted to obtain concerned the actions individuals undertake to acquire, store and conserve digital objects, the formats they use and the practices they employ in the process. An attempt was made to determine whether the migration of content is practiced, where and how digital information is stored, as well as whether or not scholarly objects (such as those used for study) are handled differently than informal ones (such as those used for entertainment and other private purposes). The paper also provides insight into student practices regarding the creation of digital copies of objects and the use of other media such as portable memory sticks, CDs, DVDs and Blue-Ray discs. The research touches on a number of other questions, such as: how often do students revisit the contents once they’ve created them? Do they use digital archiving in the cloud? Do they create backups for the objects they have identified as important to preserve? This paper also contributes to identifying the specific criteria for the selection of digital information that will remain preserved for the future other than pure chance. The survey was conducted on undergraduate and graduate information science students from the Universities of Osijek, Zagreb and Zadar. Online questionnaire sent to said institutions and dispatched among information science students resulted in data that can be used in attempts to answer the above mentioned questions. Once the survey was closed, the gathered data was analysed using SPSS programme and used to draw conclusions regarding personal digital archiving practices and awareness among this population, along with other interesting findings this study brought up.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Brno: , 2015
Keywords
personal archiving, digital documents, digital preservation, personal information management
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15975 (URN)10.5817/ProIn2015-1-4 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-04-12 Created: 2019-04-12 Last updated: 2019-04-12Bibliographically approved
Krtalić, M. & Marčetić, H. (2014). Korištenje novinskih zbirki uinformacijskim ustanovama za potrebeznanstveno-istraživačkog rada: iskustva povjesničara i filologa. Libellarium, 7(2), 165-177
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Korištenje novinskih zbirki uinformacijskim ustanovama za potrebeznanstveno-istraživačkog rada: iskustva povjesničara i filologa
2014 (Croatian)In: Libellarium, ISSN 1846-8527, Vol. 7, no 2, p. 165-177Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to present the opinions, experiences and needs of a sample of scientists in the field of the humanities – namely historians and philologists – and their use of newspaper collections in memory institutions during scientific research. A part of the results gathered in the research, which was conducted within the Newspapers as a source of scientific information in social sciences and humanities project, and is presented here. This project examined the extent and practices in the use of newspapers as a resource of information for scientific research in the social sciences and humanities field in Croatia. The quantitative and qualitative data about the methods and level of use of newspaper material as a resource in scientific research were gathered. The results of this project implied that the newspapers are recognised and used as an admissible resource in scientific work, especially in the fields of history and philology. The fact that scientists have specific information needs and search patterns should be considered in creating innovative and effective digital newspaper collections.

Abstract [hr]

Cilj je rada predstaviti stavove, iskustva i potrebe dijela znanstvenika iz područja humanističkih znanosti − povjesničara i filologa – u vezi s korištenjem novinskih zbirki u informacijskim ustanovama za potrebe znanstveno-istraživačkog rada. U radu će se predstaviti dio rezultata dobivenih tijekom istraživanja provedenog u sklopu projekta Novinska građa kao izvor znanstvenih informacija u društvenim i humanističkim znanostima. Projektom se nastojalo odgovoriti na pitanja koliko i na koji se način novine koriste kao izvor informacija za znanstvena istraživanja u društvenim i humanističkim znanostima u Republici Hrvatskoj te su prikupljeni kvantitativni i kvalitativni podatci o zastupljenosti i načinima korištenja novinske građe u znanstveno-istraživačkom radu. Rezultati cjelokupnog projekta pokazali su da se novine prepoznaju i koriste kao značajan izvor informacija za znanstveno-istraživački rad, posebice u povijesti i filologiji, te da znanstvenici imaju specifične informacijske potrebe i obrasce pretraživanja, dijeljenja i korištenja informacija koje treba uzeti u obzir pri izradi inovativnih digitalnih novinskih zbirki. Rezultati koji će se predstaviti u ovome radu daju detaljniji uvid u percepciju dostupnosti i korisnosti novinskih zbirki u informacijskim ustanovama, kakvu imaju znanstvenici i istraživači kao specifična kategorija korisnika.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Zadar, Osijek: Odsjek za informacijske znanosti, Filozofski fakultet, Sveučilište u Osijeku, 2014
Keywords
newspapers, information institutions, information behaviour of scholars, historians, linguists, humanities, novine, informacijske ustanove, informacijsko ponašanje znanstvenika, povjesničari, filolozi, humanističke znanosti
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15977 (URN)10.15291/libellarium.v7i2.208 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-04-12 Created: 2019-04-12 Last updated: 2019-04-12Bibliographically approved
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