Campaign: Records Management

Preservation of electronic records and converted records

Preservation of electronic records and converted records should be a priority, and conservation guidelines for electronic records should be produced. As storage costs for electronic material decrease, there should be a presumption in favor of retention within agencies. Scheduling records, which is the process of standardizing appraisal process of the value of records and periods of preservation and disposal based on that ...more »

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Revise rules to ensure access to original and digital records in non-proprietary formats.

Records retention rules, digitization guidelines, and model contracts should be revised to ensure consistent access to both original and digital records in non-proprietary formats. Government needs to update a series of guidelines to firmly establish a stronger expectation of free public access to government records. Rules should explicitly mandate that the converted records remain the agency’s property and be made freely ...more »

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Presidential Task Force on Implementation of Electronic Records Management

The administration should establish a Presidential Task Force on Implementation of Electronic Records Management. The recommendations from the task force should ensure that government meets its core responsibility to preserve the records of its operation. Further, the recommendations should function to enhance usability of the records and reusability of the records by third parties. - From the 21st Century RTK Agenda ...more »

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