The Electronic Documents Archive

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Poland

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Organisation name Head Office of Polish State Archives

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Contact person: Joanna Chojecka, Director of the Department of Archival Activity Popularization in the Head Office of Polish State Archives

The Electronic Documents Archive system (ade.gov.pl) is the answer to the need of preserving archival material of great historical value for future generations. It secures this part of the national archive collection and then makes it available to the public.

In more depth, the project aimed at storing electronic documents securely, transferring archival materials in electronic form to state archives by institutions and individuals. This ensures easy access to information on the resources stored in the system and the adaptation of the state archives to the needs of modern society. In other words, the operations of the Polish national archives have been adjusted to the needs of a modern society and a knowledge-based economy.

The so-called ADE project is easy to use, but also a novel and innovative tool on a European scale, which completes the missing link in Poland’s digitisation chain. It was addressed to all state archives and entities comprising the public administration, the non-state sector and individuals. Thanks to its implementation, the level of computerisation was increased, not only regarding digitisation of the overall public administration, but also undertaking such activities in the private sector. This initiative allowed widespread availability and high quality of services for all citizens.

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