Title in original language: eBadatelna Archivu bezpečnostních složek
Author: Světlana Ptáčníko vá
Title in English: EBadatelna of the Security Services Archive
Journal: Česko-slovenská historická ročenka, 23, 1, 2021, pp. 77-85
Abstract: The eBadatelna [eReadingRoom] application, developed in cooperation between the Security Services Archive and the IT department of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes and launched in 2016, enables interested parties to electronically search transcribed archival materials and registered researchers to remotely access some of the digitised archival materials. So far, the application covers fully digitised collections or their parts for which at least basic descriptive information exists. This paper provides an introduction to the history of the development of the application and describes in detail its use: from registering through displaying archival files and their finding aids to searching for materials on a specific person or topic and downloading selected materials. It also discusses the methodological pitfalls of the application that need to be addressed.