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 »
To ensure meaningful advances in information disclosure under the new directive, the Obama administration must address the ongoing problem of electronic recordkeeping. Across the federal government, agencies do not have adequate systems to store and retrieve electronic records, including e-mail communications, to ensure that these records are properly archived, preserved, searchable, and accessible for public disclosure. ...more »
The federal government can become more environmentally friendly and more efficient by taking the relatively undemanding step of creating a system which automatically saves, catalogues and organizes all electronically created records in electronic format.
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 »