The most recent issue of the international Records Management Journal included an article titled Preserving Records in the Cloud written by Jan Askhoj, Shigeo Sugimoto and Mitsuharu Nagamori. The paper, “examines the characteristics of managing records in a cloud computing environment and compares these with existing archiving models, exemplified by the open archival information system (OAIS) reference model.” The paper concludes, “that there are a number of areas where OAIS does not integrate well with cloud computing systems. Based on the findings, a new layered model for a cloud archiving system is defined using the concepts and information types from the OAIS reference model. The proposed model allows the sharing of functionality and information objects by making them available as services to higher layers. The model covers the entire document lifecycle, making archive functionality such as preservation planning possible at an early stage and helping to simplify records transfer.”
The Best Practices Exchange has posted their 2012 conference presentations online. These presentations focus on managing e-records, web archiving, managing digital photographs, and disaster recovery of digital material.
You can link to all of the presentations here: http://bpexchange.org/
Charles W. Bailey, Jr. recently released his Research Data Curation Bibliography which includes selected English-language articles, books, and technical reports that are useful in understanding the curation of digital research data in academic and other research institutions.
The bibliography can be accessed here: http://digital-scholarship.org/rdcb/rdcb.htm
Visit the Digital Curation Exchange website that has been created to serve as a “town center” for the practitioners, researchers, educators, and students of digital curation. Visitors can view a range of information on digital curation, and if you create an account you can add digital curation events, jobs, resources, or questions and discuss what others have shared in the comments section.
Check out the space for all things relating to digital curation: http://digitalcurationexchange.org/
An article written by Scott G. Ainsworth, Ahmed AlSum, Hany SalahEldeen, Michele C. Weigle, and Michael L. Nelson from Old Dominion University focuses on web archiving and looks at how much of the web is archived.
Check out the article here: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1212.6177v2.pdf
After the planning stage for implementing an electronic records management program, an organization needs to focus on distributing the message that this implementation needn’t be a huge strain on the organization’s resources. This can be done by focusing on 1 page summaries that are terrifically layered, require attention, and promote Q&A sessions – rather than relying solely on PowerPoint presentations.
For more details, check out this article by Mimi Dionne: http://www.cmswire.com/cms/information-management/an-electronic-records-management-implementation-journal-month-two-018860.php
Follow the planning for implementing an electronic records management program when an organization will need to:
Update the organization’s records retention schedule
Create project management templates
Host status meetings with every functional team in the Information Technology department
Learn Advanced VBA for Excel
Prepare all training materials
Conduct usability training
Prepare and circulate executive-level presentation for peer input
For more details, check out this article by Mimi Dionne: http://www.cmswire.com/cms/information-management/an-electronic-records-management-implementation-journal-month-one-018357.php