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The ambiguity of the archive as Derrida has also pointed out, “nothing is less clear today than the word ‘archive.’” (Jacques Derrida,  Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression, 1995).  Many writers investigating the concept begin with a standard dictionary definition: “a place where documents and other materials of public or historical interest are preserved.” Most writers exploring the concept share a notion of an archive as a repository and collection of artifacts. Frequently, the term archive refers to the contents of museums, libraries, and archives and thus the entire extant historical record. Some writers distinguish between archives as repositories of documents, manuscripts, and images; libraries as repositories of published books, journals, and other media; and museums as repositories of yet other kinds of cultural objects. Sometimes they do not. Writers focusing on the digital archive may use the term to refer to everything currently existing in digital format anywhere or they may use it to refer to some small subset of such material, typically a discrete collection of related electronic documents.

Manoff, Marlene, Theories of the Archive from Across the Disciplines, Libraries and the Academy, v.4, n.1, pp 9-25, 2004

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