The Interaction between the national archives and users under network environment in China

Hang Cao

Abstract

We study the interaction between the national archives and users under network environment in China. Firstly, we analyzed the characteristics between the national archives and user’s interaction before the information age; Secondly, we discussed the meaning, characteristics and kinds of the national archives and users network interaction; Thirdly, we studied the current situation of the national archives and users network interaction, the network interactive platform, network interactive services and network interactive feedback.
 

Bio

Since 1997, I have been a faculty member (associate professor 2009-2015) of the Department of Library, Information and Archives at Shanghai University, where I discovered my love of academic research, publishing some papers. I have worked supervising Master’s students from China every year. My courses taught include Information economics, Introduction to archival science, foreign archives management, compilation of archival documents. My research interests are electronic records management, opening and utilization of archives, oral history studies and collaboration among libraries, archives and museums. I have a Master’s degree in History and a PHD Economics. My background in history is what initially drew me to the field of archival studies. My most recent research has been in two primary directions: opening and utilization of archives and oral history studies. The findings from this study of the opening and utilization of archives have important implications for what China’s archives should take steps in the digital era. The oral history studies will help us to protect society’s memory of China.