University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (BULGARIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2021 Proceedings
Publication year: 2021
Pages: 2404-2410
ISBN: 978-84-09-34549-6
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2021.0601
Conference name: 14th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 8-9 November, 2021
Location: Online Conference
The study examines the significance of the document, as well as its functions in the reference-bibliographic, informational, and cultural-historical significance. The origin of the term "document" is traced, as well as the types of documents and their meaning and main functions for the benefit of the society and the government of the country.

The second part of the study examines the problems of modern archiving in Bulgaria. It presents the guidelines in which the archival activity should be developed, such as the need for qualified personnel to accelerate the digitization processes.

The study also considered one of the most important problems, that in Bulgaria most of the institutions do not have a good material and technical base for the storage of their documentation due to lack of funding or inappropriate and non-compliant archives, which in turn is a high-risk factor for document storage.

To achieve the objectives of the present study, a conditional-analytical approach, historical and functional analysis, and content analysis were used.
Archives, libraries, digitalization, documents, information technologies, communication, pandemic.