Metamorphosis of Archivists in The Era of Industry 4.0: Challenges in Facing the Digital Revolution

Taufik Asmiyanto

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Background of the study: Development of information and communication technology (ICT)

Purpose: This research analyzes that using Internet technology of things (IOT), for example in managing large archive-based computing can help archivists to master the technology used in the Industry 4.0.

Method: The author uses the method of hermeneutics Ricoeur (Hermeneutics Phenomenology). Hermeneutics method that seeks to bring interpreters at a better understanding of themselves through the activity of which is known as an appropriation. In this hermeneutic, activity is not a dichotomy between the subjective dimension of the subject and the object objectivity.

Activities interpret these methodological least cover four categories, namely: objectivation through the structure, distances through writing, distances through the world of the text, and appropriation (or sense of self).

Findings: As archivists need to consider the possibility that our jobs become more technical and complex if it wants to stay in the Industry 4.0. As an experienced in archival work, the author himself is still difficult to imagine what it might be like if the archival work associated with the field of biotechnology and nanotechnology as the convergence of these two areas are the development of the field of archives is not too obvious. However, considering that ICT is still the main technology, the authors will be focused in this area just by paying attention to the ongoing trend in this field in relation to archiving.

Conclusion: The constancy of this profession will depend on his response to the growing challenges of the digital world and the adaptation of professionalism does.


Archivist, Records Management, Industry 4.0, Digital Revolution, Big Data, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing

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