Perspectives On What “Archiving” Means in Content Management

By Deane Barker • Posted on April 16, 2014

In content management, “archiving” is a pretty common word. Systems allow for “archiving,” or there are “archive” buttons on the interface, “managing content archiving” is a bullet in a job description, etc.

But there’s no accepted definition for it. What does it mean, exactly?

I appears to mean any one of the following:

Different systems have different ways of defining it.

I posted this question to the Content Management Professionals group on LinkedIn (it’s private, so no link – unless you’re a member, you can’t view it anyway). Here are a smattering of answers.

In seems that “archiving” is a very fluid term, and one that means whatever the organization defines it to mean.

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