Due to scheduled maintenance, parts of MNHS.org will be inaccessible for a period of several hours starting around 5:00 PM (CDT) on Monday, April 21.
Minnesota  State Archives

Electronic Records Management Guidelines

Annotated List of Resources

Electronic Records Management Strategy   HTML
Resources for basic, key concepts in electronic records management.

Long-Term Preservation   HTML
Resources to help learn about the steps to developing a long-term electronic records preservation plan.

Business Case for Digital Preservation   HTML
Resources to help learn more about creating a business case for digital preservation.  

Metadata   HTML
Resources to help introduce yourself to metadata, its functions, and its importance in managing electronic records. Become familiar with specific metadata standards.

File Naming   HTML
Resources to help learn about the importance of including a file naming policy in your electronic records management strategy.

File Formats   HTML
Resources to help review descriptions of common file formats and a summary of the issues regarding converting or migrating files.

Digital Media   HTML
Resources to review digital media storage options (e.g., magnetic tape, optical disk) for your electronic records.

Digital Media Storage   HTML
Resources to help learn more about physical storage space options and access procedures.

Digital Imaging   HTML
Resources to help introduce yourself to digital imaging, its uses, and legal considerations. Review recommendations for implementing digital imaging projects.

Electronic Document Management Systems   HTML
Resources to help introduce yourself to electronic records issues that may arise as you seek to integrate and manage the records management process with an electronic document management system.

E-Mail Management   HTML
Resources to use to help consider the issues involved in extending your electronic records management strategy to your e-mail messages.

Web Content Management   HTML
Resources to help to learn how to develop a policy for managing your web content that meshes with your electronic records management strategy.

Electronic and Digital Signatures   HTML
Resources to help learn about the distinction between electronic and digital signatures, and the legal considerations surrounding their use.

Go to Table of Contents

Electronic Records Management Guidelines, March 2012, Version 5.

Links verified March 9, 2012.