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Educating Archivists and their Constituencies: Electronic Records Resources


Please note that all references and content information can only be considered current as of May 2003. It is your responsibility to verify the materials and update them as necessary.

Section Guide

Print Resources | Introduction to Archival Theory | Introduction to Electronic Records | Electronic Records Projects | United States Initiatives | International Guidelines | Resource Lists

Print Resources

Dollar, Charles M. Authentic Electronic Records: Strategies for Long-Term Access. Chicago: Cohasset Associates, 2000.

Hunter, Gregory S. Preserving Digital Information: A How-To-Do-It Manual. How-To-Do-It Manuals for Librarians, no. 93. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2000.

Saffady, William. Managing Electronic Records. 2d ed. Prairie Village, KS: ARMA International, 1998.

Introduction to Archival Theory

Introduction to Archival Organization and Description: Access to Cultural Heritage.
[By Fox, Michael J. and Peter L. Wilkerson]

Introduction to Electronic Records

Cornell University Library, Digital Preservation Management: Implementing Short-term Strategies for Long-term Problems.

DLM Forum, Guidelines on Best Practices for Using Electronic Information.

International Council on Archives, Committee on Electronic Records. Guide for Managing Electronic Records from an Archival Perspective. February 1997.

Keeping Electronic Records: Issues and Strategies.
[Provenance: the Electronic Magazine, March 1996. By O'Shea, Greg]

Minnesota Historical Society, State Archives Department. Trustworthy Information Systems Handbook. Version 4, July 2002.

Minnesota Historical Society, State Archives Department. Electronic Records Management Guidelines. August 2001.

Electronic Records Projects

Indiana University Archives. Electronic Records Project. 1995-1997, 2000-2002.

InterPARES Project: International Research on Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems.

United States Initiatives

Guidelines for Electronic Records Management on State and Federal Agency Websites.
[By McClure, Charles R. and J. Timothy Sprehe, Ph.D.]

Kansas Department of Administration, Electronic Records Committee.

Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Electronic Records Initiative.

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Fast Track Guidance Development Project

The goal of the Fast Track Guidance Development Project is "To identify currently available 'best practices' and provide guidance quickly on electronic records issues that urgently confront Federal record keepers now--information that can be used while work goes forward on developing more complete and longer-term solutions." Fast Track Project Products includel: Overview: Context for Electronic Records Management [ERM]; What is Electronic Recordkeeping [ERK]?; Preliminary Planning for Electronic Recordkeeping: Checklist for IT Staff; and Preliminary Planning for Electronic Recordkeeping: Checklist for RM Staff.

Nevada State Library and Archives, Electronic Records Committee.

Ohio Historical Society, Electronic Records Committee.

International Guidelines

Great Britain: Public Records Office. Management, Appraisal and Preservation of Electronic Records: Volume I- Principles, Volume II-Procedure.

National Archives of Australia, Recordkeeping Program.

The web page of the National Archives of Australia, Recordkeeping Program offers many links on numerous topics. Of particular interest may be Keeping Electronic Records; Managing Electronic Records: A Shared Responsibility; Keeping Web-based Records; and the Electronic Records Bibliography all found under the link to Electronic Records.

Public Record Office, State of Victoria, Australia. Victorian Electronic Records Strategy.

Resource Lists

Electronic Recordkeeping Resources.

Minnesota Historical Society, State Archives Department. Metadata Resources List.

Preserving Access to Digital Information (PADI), General Resources. April 2001.

UKOLN: The UK Office for Library and Information Networking. Preservation of Electronic Information: A Bibliography, December 2000.
[Compiled by Day, Michael]


January 13, 2009

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