Information Management: Challenges in Managing and Preserving Electronic Records
Government agencies are increasingly moving to an operational environment in which electronic -- rather than paper -- records provide comprehensive documentation of their activities and business processes. Overall responsibility for the government's electronic records lies with the Nat. Archives and Records Admin. (NARA). This report reviews electronic records mgmt. and preservation activities at NARA, with the objectives to: determine the status of NARA's efforts to respond to governmentwide electronic records mgmt. problems and the adequacy of its planned actions; and assesses NARA's efforts to acquire an archival system for electronic records. Identifies alternative technologies for the long-term preservation of electronic records. Tables.
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Page 5 - Administrator in applying standards, procedures, and techniques designed to improve the management of records, promote the maintenance and security of records deemed appropriate for preservation, and facilitate the segregation and disposal...
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Page 72 - NARA is sponsoring by the Computer Science and Technology Board of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) with the system acquisition schedule.
Page 4 - Federal agency shall cause to be made and preserved records containing adequate and proper documentation of the organization, functions, policies, decisions, procedures, and essential transactions of the agency and designed to furnish the information necessary to protect the legal and financial rights of the Government and of persons directly affected by the agency's activities.
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