Electronic records retention: new strategies for data life cycle management
Building on their 1995 groundbreaking book on electronic records retention, David Stephens and Roderick Wallace have authored a comprehensive book that defines a practical methodology for applying the principles of records retention to computer-based recordkeeping environments. The book includes chapters on:- the business case for electronic records retention - a cost-benefit analysis for retaining versus scheduling and purging electronic records - desktop environments - e-mail retention - Web environments - digital preservation / long-term data retention - legacy data - legislation and court cases - case studiesThis book also addresses the implications of:the international records management standard, the first-ever global standard on records management, which endorsed the concept of records retention as a best practice for managing the life cycle of information (ISO 15489 - 1 Information and Documentation Records Management Part 1: General) - the U.S. Department of Defense standard prescribing requirements pertaining to records management software applications (DoD 5015.2-STD, Design Criteria Standard for Electronic Records Management Software Applications) - the U.S. Internal Revenue Services-issued Revenue Procedure 98-25, which imposes certain long-term data retention requirements on corporate taxpayers
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