DIGITAL ACCESS OF ARCHIVAL HOLDINGS IN THE ARCHIVES OF THE REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA
Basic tasks of the archival profession is to collect, protect, preserve, arrange, describe, and make archival records it holds accessible to a wide audience in accordance with the legislative and professional archival criteria. Providing access to archival and historical holdings via digital accessibility is the next step in the archival profession and starts at a local level and moves upwards, keeping in mind the sense of a wider, global space of profession, knowledge, and culture. The Archives of the Republic of Srpska has developed an online repository of archival metadata and digitized records in order to enable online access to the treasures of the Archives, while adhering to archival standards at the same time. This enables the accessibility, but also the promotion of archival treasures as cultural heritage.
Keywords: archival holdings, online access, open-source software, digital platform, cultural heritage.