Building an Electronic Records Archive at the National Archives and Records Administration

Building an Electronic Records Archive at the National Archives and Records Administration

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The federal government generates and increasingly saves a large and growing fraction of its records in electronic form. In 1998, the National Archives and Record Administration (NARA) launched its Electronic Archives (ERA) program to create a system to preserve and provide access to federal electronic records. To assist in this project, NARA asked the NRC to conduct a two-phase study to provide advice as it develops the ERA program. The first two reports (phase one) provided recommendations on design, engineering, and related issues facing the program. This report (phase two) focuses on longer term, more strategic issues including technology trends that will shape the ERA system, archival processes of the ERA, and future evolution of the system. It also provides an assessment of technical and design issues associated with record integrity and authenticity.Another approach is to consider the database as a vehicle in which records are stored so as to provide efficient access and other capabilities. Instead of archiving the vehicle itself ... Spreadsheet. A spreadsheet is a document with presentation, so the item above applies. A first level of service may be to save the content as an image. But some of the values appearing in cells are specified as formulas that compute them as a function of the values in other cells. In the next level of service, anbsp;...


Title:Building an Electronic Records Archive at the National Archives and Records Administration
Author: National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Committee on Digital Archiving and the National Archives and Records Administration
Publisher:National Academies Press - 2005-06-28
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