Title in original language: Informačný systém Elektronický archív Ministerstva vnútra Slovenskej republiky
Author: Lucia Tokárová
Title in English: The “Electronic Archive of the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic” information system
Journal: Česko-slovenská historická ročenka, 23, 1, 2021, pp. 87-97
Abstract: In our current information society, the use of information and communication technologies is a necessary prerequisite for satisfying the public’s increasing interest in easy and, above all, instant access to information contained in archival sources. The implementation of an electronic archival information system, which centrally stores archival heritage and makes archival documents available in electronic form, is an important step in the modernisation of state archives. The “Electronic Archive of the Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic” system was created under the “Information Society” operational programme and serves as a central digital repository for archival documents and also as a web portal, which gives the general public faster and easier access to archival services. The information system contains basic information on archival collections, finding aids and electronic copies of archival documents. It uses electronic forms, giving users the opportunity to submit requests via the Internet in a user-friendly environment. In addition, the system facilitates optimisation and speeds up the internal processes of the State Archives. The individual functionalities of the specialised archive portal improve the efficiency of State Archives staff during collection, registration, preservation and access to archival documents. As large quantities of documents stored in the fonds and collections of state archives are gradually being digitised, archival documents will be increasingly available in digital form thanks to the system.