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The Problem of Appraisal of Digital Records
Modern information technology has revolutionized the types of documents and their content over the past two decades. The vast part of the information is occurred and stored in electronic form as part of the various information systems. Electronic documents, including databases, have become an important means of securing, storing and exchanging information, the volume of which is increasing significantly every year. In this regard, the issue of not only ensuring their preservation, but also determining the principles, methods and criteria for the selection of electronic documents to be included in the National Archives Fund, acquires particular importance. Study focuses on a comprehensive, systematic consideration of the theoretical and practical aspects of organizing and conducting an examination of the value of digital documents in order to identify existing problems and search for possible solutions. The research is based on analysis of the national legislation of Kazakhstan and empirical data, the study of literature and study the domestic and foreign authors. The research used informational and systemic methods, the method of structural analysis. The author considers the definition of the value of documents as an indispensable condition and basis for the organization of any archive, including an archive of electronic documents. Based on the experience of introducing the information system "Single archive of electronic documents" in the archives of Kazakhstan, the possibility of applying the methodology and practice of examining the value of paper archival documents to electronic documents is being considered.