This is a book of fresh insights, perspectives, strategies, and approaches for managing electronic records and for addressing the implications for archival programs operating in a digital environment. The authors draw on first-hand experience to present practical solutions, including recommendations for building and sustaining strong electronic records programs. The book addresses several themes: ·Historical development of digital technologies and their impact on records creation and recordkeeping practices ·Definition and concept of "electronic record" ·Institutional and legal contexts for development of electronic records policies ·Roles for archival and records management programs in broader digital initiatives of their parent institutions ·Moving from theory to practice ·Strategies for developing and sustaining successful programs, including leadership approaches, partnering with records creators, fostering development of new knowledge, skills, and abilities for information professionals, and adapting and customizing programs.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.46(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)|
About the Author
Bruce W. Dearstyne is Professor and Interim Dean at College of Information Studies, University of Maryland.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 List of Acronyms Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Technology and the Transformation of the Workplace: Lessons Learned Traveling Down the Garden Path Chapter 4 What Is an Electronic Record? Chapter 5 Implementing Requirements for Recordkeeping: Moving from Theory to Practice Chapter 6 Obstacles and Opportunities: A Strategic Approach to Electronic Records Chapter 7 Government On-line and Electronic Records: The Role of the National Archives of Canada Chapter 8 Playing the Electronic Angles and Working the Digital Seams: The Challenge and Opportunities State Electronic Government Initiatives Present to State Archival and Records Management Programs Chapter 9 The Law of Electronic Information: Burgeoning Mandates and Issues Chapter 10 Riding the Lightning: Strategies for Electronic Records and Archives Programs Chapter 11 Index Chapter 12 About the Contributors