NARA has a handy online toolkit that provides links to numerous resources discussing the management of e-records.
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NARA released a draft bulletin that provides guidance on managing files with mixed electronic media. It provides helpful tips on how to store and manage mixed media that may come on DVD or CD. This may help those of us working in archival settings where we are receiving collections that have a mix of paper, electronic, and audio-visual records.
One of the initiatives regarding the management of e-records at The National Archives (UK) is their PRONOM project. PRONOM is an on-line information system about data file formats and their supporting software products. Originally developed to support the accession and long-term preservation of electronic records held by the National Archives, PRONOM is now available as a resource for anyone requiring access to this type of information. PRONOM holds information about software products, and the file formats which each product can read and write. Check it out here:
Our University Archives is looking at Archivematica as a tool for managing e-records and planning on testing it later this year. For others that are also looking at Archivematica, check out Chris Prom’s latest blog post about his experience with the latest release of the software:
Chris Prom has made is easy to access the ICA Guidelines and Functional Requirements for Electronic Records Management Systems through his blog. As he says on his blog, they “provide helpful summaries of the ways in which ERM systems should operate within a larger organization.”