October 9, 2015

NARA: Archives Crowdsources Advice on Federal e-Records Management

From NextGov:

Ensuring electronic records management practices apply broadly across agency divisions and mandating a chief records officer serve at each agency are the most popular recommendations in a crowdsourced survey of best practices sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration.

The National Archives launched the IdeaScale page on Feb. 16 in response to a November 2011 memo from President Obama requiring federal agencies to improve electronic records management.


Records now are managed primarily on an agency-by-agency basis with little cooperation.

The agency reports are “deliberative and therefore not open to the public,” NARA spokeswoman Susan Cooper told Nextgov on Monday. NARA is exploring ways to share some of the information contained in the reports in advance of the July directive, she said.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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