One of the biggest challenges faced by any organization today is that of managing electronic records, a vital but complex undertaking involving multiple roles within the organization and strategies that are still evolving. Bringing together for the first time the views, experience and expertise of international experts in the records management field in the public and the private sectors, this book covers the theory and practice of managing electronic records as business and information assets. It focuses on the strategies, systems and procedures necessary to ensure that electronic records are appropriately created, captured, organized and retained over time to meet business and legal requirements. In addition to chapters covering principles, research and developments, there are case studies relating to practice and lessons learned. The chapters are written by a fully international line-up of contributors. Readership: This book explores issues and addresses solutions, not only for records professionals but also for information, IT and business administration specialists, who, as key stakeholders in managing electronic information, may have taken on crucial roles in managing electronic records in their organization. It will also be a key textbook for records management courses.
Effective Approaches for Managing Electronic Records and Archives
This is a book of fresh insights, perspectives, strategies, and approaches for managing electronic records and archives. The authors draw on first-hand experience to present practical solutions, including recommendations for building and sustaining strong electronic records programs.
Information management challenges in managing and preserving electronic records
"The fourth edition of this best-selling classic provides a comprehensive discussion of records management concepts and methods as they apply to electronic records. It is intended for anyone with responsibilities for creating, maintaining, managing, controlling, and using electronic records created by computer, audio, and video systems. The treatment is practical rather than theoretical"--From publisher description.
The ultimate guide to electronic records management, featuring a collaboration of expert practitioners including over 400 cited references documenting today's global trends, standards, and best practices Nearly all business records created today are electronic, and are increasing in number at breathtaking rates, yet most organizations do not have the policies and technologies in place to effectively organize, search, protect, preserve, and produce these records. Authored by an internationally recognized expert on e-records in collaboration with leading subject matter experts worldwide, this authoritative text addresses the widest range of in-depth e-records topics available in a single volume. Using guidance from information governance (IG) principles, the book covers methods and best practices for everything from new e-records inventorying techniques and retention schedule development, to taxonomy design, business process improvement, managing vital records, and long term digital preservation. It goes further to include international standards and metadata considerations and then on to proven project planning, system procurement, and implementation methodologies. Managing Electronic Records is filled with current, critical information on e-records management methods, emerging best practices, and key technologies. Thoroughly introduces the fundamentals of electronic records management Explains the use of ARMA's Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles (GARP®) Distills e-records best practices for email, social media, and cloud computing Reveals the latest techniques for e-records inventorying and retention scheduling Covers MS SharePoint governance planning for e-records including policy guidelines Demonstrates how to optimally apply business process improvement techniques Makes clear how to implement e-document security strategies and technologies Fully presents and discusses long term digital preservation strategies and standards Managing e-records is a critical area, especially for those organizations faced with increasing regulatory compliance requirements, greater litigation demands, and tightened internal governance. Timely and relevant, Managing Electronic Records reveals step-by-step guidance for organizing, managing, protecting, and preserving electronic records.
Federal agencies are increasingly using electronic means to create, exchange, and store info., and in doing so, they frequently create fed. records: that is, info., in whatever form, that documents gov¿t. functions, activities, decisions, and other important transactions. As the volume of electronic info. grows, so does the challenge of managing electronic records. Both fed. agency heads and the National Archives and Records Admin. (NARA) have responsibilities for managing fed. records. After providing some context about records management in the fed. gov¿t. and the roles of fed. agencies and NARA, this testimony describes the challenges of electronic records management and potential means of addressing these challenges. Illustrations.
A practical approach to developing and operating an effective programme to manage hybrid records within an organization. This title positions records management as an integral business function linked to the organization's business aims and objectives. The authors also address the records requirements of new and significant pieces of legislation, such as data protection and freedom of information, as well as exploring strategies for managing electronic records. Bullet points, checklists and examples assist the reader throughout, making this a one-stop resource for information in this area.
Managing Electronic Records in Governmental Bodies
Author: National Archives and Records Service of South Africa