Accepted paper:

Theoretical, methodological and empirical impacts of participatory archives

Authors:

Anne Heimo (University of Turku)
Kirsi Hanninen (University of Turku)

Paper short abstract:

In our paper we examine user generated contents and participatory archives and the larger implications of using social media for archival activities. We will also discuss the theoretical, methodological and empirical impacts of these.

Paper long abstract:

The objective of our paper is to serve as an introduction for the panel "Everyone an archivist? The role of participatory archives in creating cultural heritage". In our paper we examine user generated contents and participatory archives and the larger implications of using social media for archival activities. We will discuss the concept of participatory archives and the differences between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 archives from the perspective of archival studies, heritage studies and folklore studies. As folklorists, we are especially interested in how non-professionals are participating and engaging in archival activities by contributing and sharing knowledge and resources on social media.

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Everyone an archivist? The role of participatory archives in creating cultural heritage