Perhaps by the means of historical facts or at least because of the tales and stories archive evoke a dusty and gloomy places to me. But not anymore. The archives are no longer passive storage space usually only open to the specialists of their fields, but rather, they are dynamic as much as the memory itself, open to random access and much more accessible. Source-oriented stock and classical file-oriented archive practices turn into the use-oriented (“to be completed”) as the Wolfgang Ernst call it “dynarchive.” Thus, archive as a concept has gained universal attention and accessibility in the digital environments by new processing and containing techniques. This is also sign for “Statistical Society”
Even many interaction based online software programmes now includes with archival metaphors. Our emails, social media accounts, profiles, pages; they are all presenting archival process. Computer itself represents the storage and retrial system with its immediate random access-matrix memory. Each computer is already a digital archive. Entering the digitised record itself (data immersion), there might be further findings that can be found by algorithmic procedures, which called info mappings.
Digital archives can be said to be at the peak of information theory – informed art itself. (Ernst)
While the traditional archive rather associate with static memory, the notion of the archive in Internet communication tends to move the archive toward permanent transformations and updating.
The strength of digitized archivalia lies not in their (highly vulnerable) migrability into the technological future but in their substantially potentized present online accessibility.
While the instant feedback is the most strength part of the digital archive, worth to remember that it is always under a high danger of erasability.
The transarchival notion of “organizational,” cybernetic, feedback-based, instant memory may serve to describe the logic of electronic and Internet memory. (Wolfgang)
Archives are known by their long-term benefits. They contain cultural data and they are generally under the institutions that decide what can be stored legally and technically.
"The archive! It cannot count on my wholehearted support. The A. is a philological and dusty thing, that interests no-one; even the Nietzsche-A.: - who knows of it, who ever visited it, whom has it impressed?" - Gottfried Benn