Institutionalization of Record Specialist Profession in Indonesia

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The institutionalization of record specialist profession is a way of the profession incorporation with the archivists (functional occupation based arsiparis) and professions in the life-worlds of Indonesian people nowadays. It helps record managers in organizations of various types and business to have better lives and positions getting accepted according to the values and job tasks they have performed to elevate the organization. The methods of observations, interviews, and focused group discussions are conducted to ground the meanings in this topic of interest within the span of three years time around 2015 - 2017. The result shows that institutionalization of the profession promotes the values of the individuals as members of the profession, in a way bring up resistance and accommodation to the archivist association members in facing the imaginary profession of record specialist. Record specialist is a profession carried out by citizens responsibly and dignity to and for the country, while record specialist individuals are the agents that continue to improve themselves under the regulator of independent associations. Recognition of independent record specialist profession takes place in non-territorial boundary. The interconnection between various and diasporic cultures and a record specialist's way of life flow within the institutionalization of the profession.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-200
JournalInternational Review of Humanities Studies
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017


  • Institutionalization, Record specialist, Profession, Recognition


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