Development of document

Development of document management for centuries, document management in organizations was the exclusive domain of managers, archivists and librarians, whose basic hand tools were the record books, folders, binders, boxes and crates in which documents are saved paper (and later the audiovisual and documents on magnetic media or optical) or kardex files that allow cross-referencing and a long list of information retrieval techniques using coding and classification systems. More recently they were added to the computer, which are increasingly necessary because of the complexity and level of sophistication that they have reached the computer systems of administrative support.Computer use in document management in practice starts from the major anglophone national libraries, the Library of Congress United States of America and the British Library, which in the 60s of the twentieth century created base programs data known as MARC (Machine Readable Cataloging) or computer-readable cataloging. Soon after also beginning to use computerized records to inventory administrative documentation on paper. When the use of information and communication technologies became common in the public and private, with the start of the databases and the advent of word processors and other office applications, and especially with the advent of e-mail it became necessary to capture and preserve documents also are born, live and die in an electronic format. Achieving this was a new leap in the complexity and demands on computer systems and in the thinking of managers and archivists.At present, coexisting in the diverse world of document management systems from simple manual record incoming and outgoing correspondence, even the most sophisticated computer systems that manage not only the administrative documentation itself, it comes in paper or electronically, but also control the workflow of the process of examining files, capture data from production databases, accounting and other, linked with the contents of archives, libraries, documentation centers and allow sophisticated search and retrieve information from anywhere.

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