Topotheques as a bridge between the national and citizens' archives: the pilot project of the topotheque North Bachka

Aleksandar Raič, Zvonko Stantić

The archive material, that can be stored and displayed in digital form, belongs to the mobile cultural heritage. Digitization makes the basic process in conservation and restoration of nonmovable cultural heritage, indirect and fixed, if the digitized documents are related to certain nonmovable cultural monuments. Topotheques are a network of checkpoints developed first in Austria, under the authority of the city archives, in order to make the collection and enable the processing of digital archival materials, photos, audio and video recordings that belong to the citizens, and on the personal initiative of the owner. The project topotheque North Bachka is an initial attempt to create such a network of private-public institutions in Vojvodina and Serbia.